Making a market: Developers, city officials look ahead as renters arrive in downtown Newark

A new stock of luxury, market-rate apartments is beginning to take shape in downtown Newark, where stakeholders hope to attract the type of rental population that can create a 24-hour, seven-day neighborhood that has long eluded the central business district.

Developers say they’re encouraged by the early returns, but are preparing for the market to be tested by larger-scale projects and an influx of additional units. City officials are also preparing for what could be a dramatic uptick in interest from builders — which they will have to balance with public policy goals such as expanding affordable housing for Newark residents.

Rock climbing gym coming to rehabbed New Jersey Bell tower in Newark

Newark’s first rock climbing gym is set to open early next year, bringing a new amenity to the city and to a historic tower that is now home to more than 260 apartments.

L+M, Prudential land financing to preserve and upgrade Newark housing complex

L+M Development Partners and Prudential Financial have secured financing to preserve and renovate a government-subsidized housing complex in Newark’s South Ward.

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.

Onyx details plan to open Newark office amid overhaul of Gateway complex

Onyx Equities LLC is putting down roots in Newark, where it is leading the effort to overhaul the landmark Gateway office complex.

Rising Tide opens Jersey City headquarters with affordable housing, co-working space

A nonprofit has unveiled its newly acquired headquarters in Jersey City, where it will combine affordable housing, classrooms and co-working space in support of underserved entrepreneurs.

New Jersey Future unveils smart growth award winners for 2019

New Jersey Future has announced the winners of its 2019 Smart Growth Awards, a group that includes adaptive reuse projects in four of the state’s major cities.

NAIOP reveals deal of the year finalists for upcoming gala

NAIOP New Jersey has announced the finalists for its coveted Deal of the Year awards, highlighting six of the state’s most impactful projects and transactions of 2018.

Newark plans search for new economic, housing director with Palmieri set to retire

Newark’s top official for economic and housing development is stepping down next week after a little more than a year on the job.

Paramount adds historic 12-story office tower in downtown Newark

Paramount Assets has added to its Newark holdings with the acquisition of a historic, 100,000-square-foot office tower across from Prudential Financial’s world headquarters.