Conte takes over as SIOR New Jersey chapter president

A veteran broker with The Blau & Berg Co. has taken the reins as the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors’ New Jersey chapter president.

MSM Equities names new partner, chief investment officer

MSM Equities, a Short Hills-based real estate investment and advisory firm, has named a new partner and chief investment officer.

Progress: Buyer inks $44 million loan for 175-unit multifamily deal in Bergen, Essex

A multifamily buyer has landed more than $44 million in financing for its purchase of a combined 175 units in Bergen and Essex counties, according to Progress Capital.

Birch Group adds leasing director, associates amid growth of office portfolio

An investment firm has made new hires to support its fast-growing collection of high-end office buildings in New Jersey and elsewhere.

Birch Group, financial firm ink 20,000 sq. ft. office lease in Short Hills

A financial services firm has leased nearly 20,000 square feet of office space in Short Hills, becoming the latest tenant at a recently sold and soon-to-be upgraded cluster of buildings.

Citizens to acquire Investors Bancorp for $3.5 billion

Citizens Financial Group Inc. has agreed to acquire Investors Bancorp Inc., the Short Hills-based lender and a major player in recent years in New Jersey commercial real estate finance.

Newmark: Availability grows in North Jersey office market, despite improved outlook

The amount of available office space in New Jersey grew further in the second quarter, despite leases by technology and life sciences tenants and signs of improvement on the horizon.

Madison closes loans for Short Hills, North Bergen properties

A private equity firm has expanded its reach in the New Jersey commercial real estate sector, announcing a $35 million loan for a two-building office portfolio in Essex County.

Investors Bank completes $556 million in Q1 commercial real estate loans

The owner of a 132-unit luxury apartment building in Jersey City has refinanced for $45 million, in one of several recently announced loans by Investors Bank.

Investment firm continues push into New Jersey suburbs, eyes return to high-end office buildings

With nearly a dozen acquisitions and more than $750 million in combined investment — all since spring 2018 — The Birch Group is exceedingly bullish on northern New Jersey’s office market and the expected return to work in top-tier locations.