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.

Mack-Cali sells 843,000 sq. ft. Short Hills office portfolio to Birch Group for $255 million

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. has sold four office buildings in Short Hills for $255 million, in a deal that marks another addition to the buyer’s fast-growing portfolio in New Jersey.

Italian trattoria moves to Short Hills, Midtown Commercial says

An Italian restaurant is relocating within Essex County, under a newly announced lease by Midtown Commercial Realty.

Newmark: With demand weakened by pandemic, New Jersey office market stumbles into 2021

Vacancy in the northern New Jersey office market grew for four straight quarters in 2020, even as a handful of industries showed the ability to withstand the effects of pandemic.

Walker & Dunlop’s New Jersey team closes $32 million apartment sale in Westchester

Investors have sold a 100-unit luxury apartment building in New York’s Westchester County for more than $32 million, in a deal by Walker & Dunlop’s New Jersey-based brokerage team.

Investors Bank touts $90 million in New Jersey loans among recent CRE activity

Investors Bank has closed nearly a dozen commercial real estate loans valued at $227 million in recent months, including more than $90 million in transactions for its New Jersey clients.