The convenience was hard to beat at Denholtz Properties’ longtime headquarters in Matawan, a three-story office building that sits directly off the Garden State Parkway. But the firm’s new office in Red Bank has much more to offer.
More than 200 members of New Jersey’s commercial real estate sector turned out to honor Christopher Johnson of Hollister Construction Services, raising more than $375,000 for an annual event hosted by the March of Dimes North Central New Jersey.
Since 2015, more than 280 towns in New Jersey have signed settlement agreements for their affordable housing obligations, while a judge has determined the statewide need to be about 155,000 units and experts project that about 50,000 of those will be created by 2025. Frankly, the court process is way too far down the road to try and move it back to the Council on Affordable Housing or another state agency. But that is not to say there are not some issues worth discussing as we move forward.
Paramount Assets has moved its headquarters to downtown Newark, as it continues to build its pipeline of redevelopment and historic rehabilitation projects in the city.
A developer has sold three nursing home facilities in the region, including one in Atlantic County, under a set of transactions brokered by Marcus & Millichap.
A joint venture has marked the opening of a new 257-unit residential building in Harrison, where renters have already leased nearly a third of the available apartments.
Within the Real Estate world, by now we know that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted a new opportunity to incentivize real estate investment and development in low-income communities across the country through Qualified Opportunity Zones (“QO Zones”). These designated low-income housing income tracts in the United States (and Puerto Rico) allow investors who previously recognized a taxable gain to defer it by investing the gain proceeds into a Qualified Opportunity Fund (“QO Fund”).
Local officials have cleared the way for a mixed-use, $150 million plan to redevelop the former Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters site in Montvale.
On May 1, 2019, the City of Newark Municipal Council adopted Ordinance 18-1970 by a 7-0 vote amending several sections of the City’s Zoning Ordinance. This new ordinance permits medical marijuana alternative treatment centers, medical marijuana cultivation facilities, medical marijuana manufacturing facilities, and medical marijuana safety compliance facilities (collectively, the “Medical Marijuana Uses”) as conditional uses in specified zoning districts within the City.
Having started my commercial real estate career in Newark, New Jersey in the late 1980s, I’ve had a front row seat to the evolution of The Brick City, and specifically the strides taken by the community toward enhancing the soul of the downtown area. What was once a city centered largely around Newark Penn station, the region has experienced new growth, particularly northward and westward toward the Broad Street corridor. Additionally, while improvements over the past two decades were slow, but steady, the past five years have seen a more intense ramp up in activity.