How Devco does it: Inside $1.5 billion pipeline — and decades of high-profile New Jersey projects

New Brunswick Development Corp. is forging ahead after a year in which it broke ground on more than $1.5 billion worth of projects — a milestone that’s all the more notable for a team that never does the same project twice.

On the money

I’ve spent a decade watching Devco tackle some of the state’s largest, most ambitious redevelopment projects with complex capital stacks and broad coalitions of stakeholders. It’s a topic that we feature in this month’s cover story, which follows a year in which the organization broke ground on more than $1.5 billion worth of development. That makes it all the more timely for us to highlight an operation that is seemingly unlike any other developer in New Jersey.

Murphy, industry leaders break ground on 550,000 sq. ft. research campus in New Brunswick

Construction is set to begin on a two-building, 555,000-square-foot research complex in New Brunswick, the future home of the state’s flagship medical school and a place where startups can work side by side with New Jersey’s top health care and academic institutions.

Devco, Jingoli mark completion of train-to-hire construction program in New Brunswick

A job training program tied to the construction of a new cancer hospital in New Brunswick has graduated its first class, with the help of city business leaders and anchor institutions.

New Brunswick health care, education leaders break ground on $750 million cancer center

Construction is underway on what will be the latest addition to the New Brunswick skyline — a 12-story, 510,000-square-foot cancer hospital operated by two of the city’s anchor institutions.

New Jersey needs turnkey lab space, faster approvals to compete for life sciences users

Experts say New Jersey faces a growing challenge: While it’s still a major draw for pharmaceutical research and development, speed to market has become increasingly important to life sciences users. That means the state’s lack of move-in-ready lab space — and its lengthy approval process for new construction — puts it at a disadvantage to competing markets.

Murphy signs $14 billion incentive package

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill that would create a seven-year, $14 billion package of tax incentives for key businesses and development projects in the state.

‘The Hub’ in New Brunswick eyes groundbreaking with higher ed, health care partners in tow

The first piece of a long-awaited research, business and retail campus in downtown New Brunswick is slated to break ground next summer after securing commitments from four of the state’s largest institutions in health care and higher education.

Tenant interest in ‘hub-and-spoke’ model brings added focus to state’s new-look office stock

A growing number of New York City-based firms have considered short-term office space in the suburbs, in an effort to reduce density, keep employees closer to home and reduce their reliance on mass transit. The movement has provided landlords and brokers with a chance to showcase New Jersey’s growing stock of revamped and rejuvenated office buildings.

Devco’s Paladino named to energy company board of directors

New Brunswick Development Corp. President Christopher Paladino has landed a seat on the board of a prominent New Jersey-based energy company.