Industry leaders reunite, reconnect at first NAIOP New Jersey event post-pandemic

Commercial real estate leaders gathered Thursday in Holmdel, where NAIOP New Jersey honored several companies as the industry took a key step in moving beyond the pandemic.

Bell Works expands dining, entertainment amenities with new rooftop bar

Somerset Development has opened a new rooftop bar at its flagship Bell Works complex in Holmdel, marking the latest amenity at the 2 million-square-foot mixed-use property.

Smart building tech provides a path to energy savings, sustainability

Landlords and technology firms say tools such as smart meters, sensors and cloud-based platforms can help reduce a building’s carbon footprint, which can come with the equal or greater selling point of cost savings on energy.

Bell Works joins operators to open new health, wellness complex

Somerset Development has unveiled a new health and wellness complex at Bell Works, the latest addition to the sprawling office, retail and hospitality destination in Holmdel.

Bell Works unveils new and improved, 25,000 sq. ft. co-working space in Holmdel (SLIDESHOW)

Somerset Development has opened the doors to a newly expanded and upgraded co-working space at Bell Works, its massive indoor office and retail campus in Holmdel.

Somerset Development marks milestone for Bell Works, provides $5.2 million to Holmdel

Somerset Development announced that it has provided more than $5 million to the township of Holmdel, fulfilling a redevelopment agreement tied to the acclaimed transformation of the iconic former Bell Labs facility into the 2 million-square-foot, mixed-use Bell Works campus.

Somerset Development inks renewal, expansion among newest leases at Bell Works

Somerset Development has secured a renewal and expansion with a communications testing firm, in the largest of four new leases at its flagship Bell Works complex in Holmdel.

Bell Works details reopening plan, safety measures after COVID shutdown

Somerset Development has unveiled its plan to reopen its flagship Bell Works complex in Holmdel, providing a roadmap for office and retail tenants that were forced to leave as the COVID-19 crisis escalated in early spring.

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.