As an investment opportunity, 800 Scudders Mill Road checked just about every box. A state-of-the-art, trophy office complex that was only three years old. A prime location just outside Princeton. And, perhaps most important of all, a net lease with a blue-chip, global pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk Inc., with a longstanding presence in the market.
For a company that had been in the U.S. for nearly three decades, it was only about four years ago that the conglomerate known as China State Construction Engineering Corp. suddenly caught the attention of New Jersey’s commercial real estate market.
The U.S. affiliate of a Chinese construction giant has broken ground on its first project in Jersey City, a 358-unit condominium complex within the city’s waterfront Newport section.