Office leasing in northern New Jersey hit a two-year high at the end of 2021, thanks in part to large-scale deals by prominent banking and law firm tenants in the state.
The debate over New Jersey’s corporate incentive programs has been well-chronicled in recent years, but regardless of where you fall on the issue, there’s no denying their influence on the state’s commercial real estate market. That influence was all but gone for two years after Grow New Jersey and other subsidy programs were allowed to expire in summer 2019, with no immediate replacements in sight until Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers agreed on new incentives late last year. The state is now putting those offerings to work, starting with the jobs-based Emerge program that will fill the void left by Grow New Jersey.
A decision by State Farm Insurance to vacate 300 Kimball Drive in Parsippany was not just an opportunity for Transwestern’s New Jersey team in 2012. It provided a roadmap for other landlords, investors and brokers to create new value within the state’s glut of suburban office stock.