LEG, H.I.G. Realty purchase 1.2 million sq. ft. ex-BMS campus in Hopewell

A joint venture has acquired the 1.2 million-square-foot Bristol-Myers Squibb campus in Hopewell, seeking to attract new tenants amid continued growth in the life sciences sector.

Life sciences breeding positive momentum in the New Jersey CRE market

The nation’s life sciences sector continues to expand, boosted by technological advancements, growing employment and a strong economy. While Boston and San Francisco remain the country’s main life sciences hub, their tightening inventory and constrained labor force has driven momentum south to the Garden State.

NKF: Blockbuster leases helped carry New Jersey office market in Q3

A flurry of blockbuster leases propelled New Jersey’s office market in the third quarter, fueling positive momentum despite a handful of high-profile space dispositions.

Biotech firm seals 90,000 sq. ft. lease at vacant pharma campus in Plainsboro

A biotechnology firm is set to become the first new tenant at the former Bristol-Myers Squibb campus in Plainsboro, where it will lease more than 90,000 square feet for its new U.S. headquarters and research lab.

New Jersey Future unveils smart growth award winners for 2019

New Jersey Future has announced the winners of its 2019 Smart Growth Awards, a group that includes adaptive reuse projects in four of the state’s major cities.

Colliers marketing 440,000 sq. ft. former BMS campus in Plainsboro

An investment manager has set out to reposition two buildings at the former Bristol-Myers Squibb headquarters campus in Plainsboro, while tapping Colliers International to market more than 400,000 square feet at the property.

Finding new life: Young pharma, biotech firms offer second chance for New Jersey’s legacy R&D space

A growing pipeline of young life sciences firms has offered a second chance for New Jersey’s stock of legacy laboratory space. In the process, the ventures have served as anchors for developers seeking to repopulate large, vacant pharmaceutical campuses with turnkey laboratories.

High hopes for life sciences

For all the time we’ve spent highlighting New Jersey’s glut of sprawling, vacant corporate campuses, it’s easy to lose sight of just how many of them have been rescued in recent years by some of the state’s boldest and most inventive developers. Those success stories are worth telling, which is why we often do at Real Estate NJ. But there are underlying trends or nuances in some of those projects that don’t get as much attention on a day-to-day basis. Like how a crop of innovative, lesser-known biotech and pharmaceutical firms are backfilling space at the former research campuses of Sanofi and Hoffmann-LaRoche, helping to stabilize those sites as their new owners pursue larger redevelopment plans.

NGKF: Northern, central N.J. office market slowed in Q4

The state’s office market took a step back in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to new industry research, as leasing activity slowed and several large blocks of space hit the market.