Developers, municipalities prepare for virtual entitlement process amid health crisis

By Joshua Burd As the real estate industry prepares for life in the wake of COVID-19, the new normal — at least in the near term — will include the likes of virtual planning and zoning board hearings. New Jersey…

Langan promotions include seven in New Jersey

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services has announced 17 promotions across its U.S. footprint, including seven within its New Jersey offices.

East Brunswick, developer uniting around common goal — transforming Route 18

A new public-private alliance has emerged in East Brunswick, where local leaders and a development team have united to revive a stretch of blighted retail property on Route 18.

Developer, local officials offer vision for $500 million project in East Brunswick

A developer on Tuesday joined local officials in East Brunswick to present their vision for a $500 million redevelopment plan in the township, seeking to transform more than 40 acres of aging and underutilized retail property along the busy Route 18 corridor.

Langan’s Buckley takes the helm at CREW NJ, making the business case for membership

Elisa Buckley has taken the reins as the board president of Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey, having risen through the ranks since joining the association in 2009. Among other goals, she now hopes to further expand membership and improve access to the chapter’s events.

One to watch

We learned last September that a developer has proposed building a 135,000-square-foot studio complex in Jersey City, with the very purpose of capturing the production companies that it says are coming here because of the film tax credit incentive. As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, other developers and property owners are making a similar bet, amid surging demand from the film and television industry.

Commercial real estate clients have helped fuel growth of Red Bank branding, marketing firm

Splendor Design Group will celebrate its 20th anniversary in business in August — and it has grown in recent years thanks in large part to the commercial real estate sector. Five years ago, Taylor said, real estate companies accounted for 20 percent of its total clientele. Today, 60 percent of its customer roster comes from commercial real estate — with clients including SJP Properties, Onyx Equities, Langan and J&L Cos. Those clients have turned to Splendor Design for a major injection of energy into their branding and marketing efforts.

How has e-commerce impacted building design in either retail or industrial space?

How has e-commerce impacted building design in either retail or industrial space? We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question.

Overhaul coming to 300,000 sq. ft. office building in Journal Square

A design firm is detailing its overhaul of a well-known office building in Jersey City, with plans calling for updated common areas and new street-level retail and restaurant space.

Policy watch

I’ll admit it: The prospect of writing about technical, complex environmental policy can be daunting and frustrating. Especially when it’s not your everyday beat. But there’s no getting around the importance of one policy in particular, at least when it comes to the future of New Jersey commercial real estate. If you polled a group of developers and service providers, many would tell you that the state’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional program has been critical, helping to unlock new opportunities at formerly contaminated sites and adding to the momentum of red-hot product types like industrial and multifamily. Some might find it hard to believe that next May will mark a decade since the program was born under the landmark Site Remediation Reform Act. But with that milestone fast approaching, the LSRP system is getting a fresh look from policymakers and stakeholders.