Taking cues

Newark’s dedicated blue-chip employers and anchor institutions have virtually all expanded or made commitments to grow, leading to billions of dollars’ worth of new commercial development. It’s a major reason why developers believe the time is right to, once and for all, bring new market-rate apartments to Newark’s central business district.

Developers unveil new apartments at iconic New Jersey Bell building in Newark

An investment group has largely completed its conversion of the former New Jersey Bell tower in Newark, marking the restoration of a historic landmark and the addition of new market-rate and affordable housing options to the city’s downtown.

With conversion nearly complete, leasing launches at iconic Newark tower

A development group has nearly completed its restoration of a landmark tower in downtown Newark, where it will soon debut 265 apartments and a mix of new commercial space.

Newark Broad Street’s time to shine

Having started my commercial real estate career in Newark, New Jersey in the late 1980s, I’ve had a front row seat to the evolution of The Brick City, and specifically the strides taken by the community toward enhancing the soul of the downtown area. What was once a city centered largely around Newark Penn station, the region has experienced new growth, particularly northward and westward toward the Broad Street corridor. Additionally, while improvements over the past two decades were slow, but steady, the past five years have seen a more intense ramp up in activity.

Fintech firm debuts Newark office after move from Manhattan

A financial technology firm has opened its new office in downtown Newark, thanks in large part to a $6.5 million state incentive that helped lure the company from Midtown Manhattan.

United Way luncheon presents annual Impact Award, honors Hollister founder

A high-profile redevelopment project in Newark was honored Friday before a crowd of more than 500, winning an annual award from the United Way of Northern New Jersey.

Developers begin rehab of historic New Jersey Bell tower in Newark

A joint venture has started construction to restore a historic office tower in downtown Newark, with plans to create 265 apartments and 80,000 square feet of office and retail space.

Fintech firm leaving Manhattan, leases 8,000 sq. ft. in Newark

A financial technology firm will relocate to Newark from Manhattan later this year, following an 8,000-square-foot lease at the historic Hahne & Co. building downtown.

New $80 million rental tower slated for downtown Newark (SLIDESHOW)

A developer has unveiled plans for an $80 million luxury apartment project in Newark, touting a 256-unit tower that will offer “resort-style living” in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Hollister completes 13,000 sq. ft. HQ for Newark bank (SLIDESHOW)

A community bank has become the first commercial tenant at the rehabilitated Hahne & Co. building in Newark, following a build-out completed by Hollister Construction Services.