AT A GLANCE
261 Cleveland Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Year founded: 1966
Number of engineers involved in commercial real estate in New Jersey: 6
Areas of expertise in real estate: Menlo Engineering Associates’ (MEA) team of highly qualified civil engineers, licensed landscape architects and planners achieves client, goal-based solutions for industrial, commercial, residential and academic sectors.
MEA provides high-quality, creative and effective design solutions for a diverse client base. Our experiences span large-scale industrial and warehousing complexes, commercial centers and office and academic complexes, to residential communities and recreational facilities.
MEA has earned a solid reputation as a civil engineering and landscape architecture firm with recognized results through our collaborative team approach. The single greatest factor for a client to choose MEA over our competitors is our goal of creating not just a business relationship with our clients, but developing a bond, where our clients comfortably reach out and speak directly to our management team. We achieve our clients’ project objectives effectively and efficiently, while seeking out new ideas and more constructive methods to ensure functional solutions for our clients.
ON THE HORIZON
The demand for logistic centers and general warehousing continues to remain high for redevelopment and geographically underdeveloped areas. While large land development opportunities in New Jersey are becoming increasingly rare, opportunities for redevelopment continue to grow. Mixed-use redevelopment design also remains strong, as the younger generations seek multipurpose and walkable settings. We expect boutique retail spaces, with outdoor amenities within these mixed-use developments, to continue to reclaim underproductive retail and urban areas across New Jersey.
MEA’s experience includes not only large warehouses and retail centers, but also more intricate residential and boutique mixed-use developments. Recently, The Heritage at Highland Park, a 110-unit multifamily development located only one mile from New Brunswick, sold its last residential unit. The challenges for the brownfield redevelopment included overcoming the environmental cleanup and the limited access resulting from significant grade changes. The developer’s goal was to create an attractive, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with a unique stacked townhome design. The community is active and vibrant with pedestrians strolling along the sidewalks and children playing in the open spaces.