In spite of it all

It was a busy spring, surprisingly so, and I know many of you would agree. I’ve seen it firsthand in the lease and sale announcements that have continued to hit my inbox these last three months, with many of them offering praise to the parties involved for getting the deal done in the midst of “challenging economic times” or “uncertain market conditions.” I know full well that much of the industry is still hurting. We won’t lose sight of that. But we will take the opportunity to highlight some of the positive things that are happening in spite of the pandemic.

Bell Works: Zucker recounts shutdown of iconic complex, eyes reopening after COVID crisis

The coronavirus crisis has upended Bell Works, one of New Jersey’s most complex and high-profile adaptive reuse projects in recent memory, as it was nearing the peak of its success. The developer behind the landmark project is now navigating this latest challenge.

Square Mile, Meridian tout $200 million refi for iconic Bell Works project

The owners of the landmark Bell Works complex in Holmdel have secured a $200 million loan to refinance the mixed-use, 1.4 million-square-foot property.

Four new retailers opening at Bell Works

Four new retailers are planning to open stores at Bell Works, the sprawling mixed-use destination created by Somerset Development at the former Bell Laboratories in Holmdel.

Bell Works touts 16 new leases, 90 percent milestone for office space

More than a dozen new tenants have joined the roster at the mixed-use Bell Works project in Holmdel, bringing overall office leasing at the complex to more than 90 percent.

Somerset taps boutique firm to oversee retail marketing at Bell Works

Somerset Development has hired a real estate marketing firm to help lure new visitors to the growing slate of retailers, restaurants and services at its landmark Bell Works project.

Garibaldi hires recent grad as broker support analyst

The Garibaldi Group has continued its effort to bolster its sales team, announcing the addition of a new broker support analyst.

Industry leaders Zucker, Marchetta honored at annual Monmouth dinner

A crowd of hundreds turned out Thursday for Monmouth University’s 26th real estate awards dinner, honoring Ralph Zucker and Anthony Marchetta as part of an annual scholarship fundraiser and show of support for the university’s Kislak Real Estate Institute.

Monmouth to honor Zucker, Marchetta at annual real estate dinner

Monmouth University will honor Ralph Zucker and Anthony Marchetta at its upcoming real estate awards dinner, adding to the list of industry leaders to be highlighted at the annual event.

Somerset acquires ex-AT&T campus, plans second Bell Works near Chicago

Riding the success of its Bell Works project — the adaptive reuse of the landmark Bell Labs campus in Holmdel — Somerset Development is taking its show on the road.