Highland Park, NJ 08904
AT A GLANCE
Year founded: 1966
Number of engineers involved in commercial real estate in New Jersey: 5
Areas of expertise in real estate: Menlo Engineering Associates’ (MEA) team of highly qualified civil engineers, 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 remains 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, like The Parke, with outdoor amenities within these mixed-use developments to continue reclaiming under-productive retail and urban areas across New Jersey.
MEA’s experience includes not only large warehouses and retail centers (like the ongoing Wayne Town Center renovations), but also more intricate residential and boutique mixed-use developments. Recently, The Parke, a 52,000-SF boutique, mixed-use center, opened its doors. Project challenges included overcoming a significant grade change, limited property depth and limited access to a critical regional artery. The developer’s goal was to create an attractive, pedestrian-friendly center with locally needed uses, including daycare and a boutique grocer with outdoor dining areas. Unlike a typical retail center, wide sidewalk areas and significant landscape efforts create an inviting boutique ambiance for The Parke.