EDA: Buyer wanted for 26 acres along Route 1 R&D, education corridor in North Brunswick

The state is seeking a buyer for 26 acres along Route 1 in North Brunswick, touting the parcels’ location in the heart of New Jersey’s research and development corridor.

State eyes sale, redevelopment of 230,000 sq. ft. office building in downtown Trenton

State officials are seeking a buyer to revitalize the 10-story, 230,000-square-foot office building in downtown Trenton that was the longtime home of New Jersey’s Division of Taxation.

EDA approves rules, set to accept applications for new Aspire gap financing program

State officials are set to begin taking applications under a new incentive program that will look to provide gap financing to commercial and residential projects across New Jersey.

Developers break ground on housing, nonprofit space at Paterson mill property

A joint venture has broken ground in Paterson on a $26 million project that will bring affordable housing and space for a local nonprofit to the site of a historic mill building.

Insiders see growing (but measured) demand for new, more targeted state incentive program

With the recent approval of the first awards under Emerge, the state’s new jobs-based tax incentive program, officials and other insiders expect to see a measured pace of applications for a subsidy that was designed to be more discerning and targeted than its predecessor.

It’s official: Party City, local leaders announce company’s move to Woodcliff Lake

Party City will in fact move its corporate headquarters to Woodcliff Lake, where it will lease more than 200,000 square feet to backfill a soon-to-be-vacant office building.

Passaic County, eyeing reuse of Toys R Us campus, among eight to receive EDA grants

The state is helping to jumpstart efforts to repurpose the sprawling former Toys R Us campus in Wayne, thanks to one of eight newly approved grants by the Economic Development Authority.

EDA: Party City would lease 209,000 sq. ft. in Woodcliff Lake with help of Emerge incentive

State officials have approved a nearly $10 million tax credit that would pave the way for Party City Holdings Inc. to lease more than 200,000 square feet of office space in Woodcliff Lake.

Experts say ‘stranded’ office, retail sites can thrive as new-look community hubs

Experts say the way to revive outdated, underutilized commercial properties in New Jersey is to make the sites an essential part of their communities. That can mean increasing the amount of public green space or adding mixed-use elements, among other options aimed at redeveloping so-called stranded assets.  

Outside the box

By and large, it’s been a decade of good news for New Jersey industrial’s sector. I’m certainly thankful for the steady stream of updates on deals and developments up and down the state, especially in a pandemic that has threatened other asset classes. That can also present a challenge as we look to keep our content fresh, nuanced and informative in an area that has been so consistent.