Brighter days ahead: Panelists bullish on Jersey City office market amid historic Bank of America lease, continued residential boom

If there were ever a time for optimism — specifically for Jersey City’s embattled office market — it may as well come after a blockbuster 548,000-square-foot lease. That bullishness was evident Wednesday at the annual Jersey City Summit, where panelists were largely upbeat and confident that the submarket was due for a major uptick after several challenges in recent years.

Jersey City Summit set for May 29 with high-profile speaker list still growing

Plans for this year’s Jersey City Summit are quickly taking shape, with featured guests set to include Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Steve Fulop and legendary developer Joe Panepinto Sr. alongside dozens of other owners, investors and key players in the city’s renaissance.

Newark Summit to highlight opportunity, innovation as city’s development boom continues

Dozens of business and civic leaders will take the stage in early December for the inaugural Newark Summit, where they’ll discuss the wave of investment and placemaking initiatives in the state’s largest city, in an event that is slated to draw more than 750 attendees.

Jersey City Summit, high-profile development showcase, set to return May 22

The popular Jersey City Summit is set to return on May 22, marking its eighth year as it prepares to welcome more than 1,000 attendees for the annual real estate industry showcase.

Fulop expects nimble approach to development in Jersey City, with major projects still to come

Jersey City is still in the earliest stages of its well-chronicled renaissance, the city’s mayor said Thursday, while projecting a nimble approach to development in the face of economic headwinds and a continued focus on lesser-known neighborhoods outside the downtown.

Panel: Interest in office space picking up as employers mull re-entry plans, hybrid schedules

Employers are hoping to find a middle ground as they determine how best to bring workers back to the office. While that strategy is still taking shape, occupiers have already begun to weigh their post-pandemic options in places such as Jersey City, driving an uptick in building tours and the prospect of new leasing activity.

DeMarco, Pozycki see a corporate anchor as the next step for Jersey City waterfront

The sweepstakes for Amazon’s second headquarters had ended just a few hours earlier, but Mike DeMarco invoked the name of another technology giant with an outsized footprint. With less fanfare, comparatively speaking, Google in recent years has steadily grown its presence across Manhattan’s West Side, energizing neighborhoods such as Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. And published reports say the company is preparing for another major expansion that would push its portfolio in the city beyond 6 million square feet.

It’s the kind of story that Jersey City can only hope for. DeMarco doesn’t think it’s so far-fetched, given all the city has to offer.