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