Workplace absence leads to decline in office demand

Much of the workforce has been absent from offices/workplaces and transportation systems since mid-March. Has this absence “made hearts grow fonder” to return? Not entirely, according to some experts.

Brokers, architects focus on workplace safety as office workers return post-COVID

Brokers, architects and other commercial real estate professionals are now advising office landlords and tenants on the process of returning to the workplace, outlining strategies such as de-densification, ramped up cleaning and sanitizing and communication to help keep workers informed and ensure social distancing.

Thinking positively

Last month I alluded to how quickly things can change during a situation such as a pandemic, especially one that has so dramatically impacted our economy. That is certainly still the case in New Jersey, but the good news is that (as of now), things may be changing for the better.

Gensler touts new consulting studio director in Morristown

Gensler has named a director of its newly created consulting practice in New Jersey.

SJP acquires, details plan to transform Woodbridge office building

SJP Properties has acquired a 270,000-square-foot office building in Woodbridge, where it’s now planning an extensive renovation aimed at creating an environment for high-end tenants.

JLL: Law firms extend, lease 34,000 sq. ft. at One Gateway in Newark

Two law firms have extended their lease at Newark’s Gateway complex, thanks in large part to a recently launched, high-profile transformation of the landmark office buildings.

SJP, Scotto ink 110,000 sq. ft. lease with Deloitte for mixed-use redevelopment in Morristown

Deloitte LLP has agreed to lease 110,000 square feet in downtown Morristown, where it’s slated to anchor a high-profile redevelopment proposed by SJP Properties and Scotto Properties.

Gateway 2.0: Inside the overhaul of Newark’s landmark office complex

Led by Onyx Equities, the redesign of Newark’s Gateway Center will transform the complex’s streetscape and busy pedestrian concourse, but the project is equally tied to improving the buildings’ long-neglected mechanical infrastructure.

Onyx unveils renderings, teases redesign of Gateway overhaul in Newark

Onyx Equities is taking the wraps off its long-awaited plans for the Gateway office complex in Newark, with a design that calls for new public spaces, retail and dining options that will transform its busy commuter concourse and the surrounding streets.

Investor sells West Orange office building, eyes redevelopment for remaining campus

An investment group has sold a 130,000-square-foot office building in West Orange, in a deal that comes two years after it acquired the property as part of a four-building office complex.