New Jersey headquarters: One Riverfront Plaza, 1037 Raymond Blvd., Suite 320, Newark, NJ 07102
Year founded: 1870
Total number of construction professionals involved in commercial real estate in New Jersey: Over 80 employees in New Jersey, with over 500 in the tristate area; over $700 million in active construction projects in New Jersey
Areas of expertise in commercial real estate construction: Construction management, general contracting, design-build and program management, owner’s representation, in a variety of sectors including: corporate interiors, commercial, residential high-rise, health care, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, cultural and sports, disaster recovery, education and public agency.
Because of Gilbane Building Company’s diverse expertise and capabilities across multiple market segments, we are able to work with a broad base of clients on an array of project types. Our clients range from leading pharmaceutical and life science, health care, financial services, tech and telecom companies to retail, residential and commercial developers, education, public sector and more.
We offer extensive knowledge of the local market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local minority and women-owned business contractors and a familiarity with local regulatory authorities. At Gilbane, we also firmly believe that we’re building more than buildings. One of our key measures of success is the extent to which we give back to the communities in which we live, work and build. Gilbane is committed to supporting local community organizations throughout New Jersey through our employees’ volunteerism and efforts.
ON THE HORIZON
While Gilbane offers diverse experience working across every sector, we see the strong life science sector in New Jersey as remaining robust and an area where we’re well-positioned due to our expertise. We’re building projects that represent the strength and diversity of the New Jersey life science market, including a regional testing center, pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution centers, pilot plants, and research and innovation labs.
Gilbane offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary project management experience and a commitment to operational excellence. Its expertise in managing numerous concurrent, complex projects make Gilbane a leading partner for clients looking to deliver large-scale and complex office fit-outs, commercial construction and market-rate housing projects.
Our commitment to exceeding expectations sets us apart from our competitors. We bring the resources of a $6B international company and combine that expertise with local knowledge from building in New Jersey for over 50 years, in order to develop client relationships that are built on trust, experience and advocacy. We work collaboratively with clients and design teams to develop realistic schedules that meet deadlines. We pride ourselves on proactive communications, attention to detail and understanding our clients’ priorities. As a result, we have built relationships that span multiple decades.
Gilbane has persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic instituting new comprehensive health and safety protocols and working to keep its projects moving through smart scheduling approaches, its strong subcontractor relations, and proactive supply chain management. For example, thanks to on-call contracts with cleaning contractors and in-place protocols to maintain health and safety, the schedule for Landmark Properties’ The Standard at New Brunswick met the target of August 2020 move-in date for the building, despite the pandemic.