PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Paramount Assets, a Newark-based development and management firm that specializes in restoring historic buildings and urban redevelopment projects, has completed Frontier Flats in downtown Plainfield. The building is an adaptive reuse of the former Rosenbaum’s Department Store, which opened in 1927 and closed in the mid-1980s. Frontier Flats now offers 35 market-rate units, an interior courtyard and retail space. The community is currently more than 60 percent leased.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — American Equity Partners has acquired Harborside 6, a 200,000-square-foot office building in Jersey City, for $46 million. The building is situated within a larger waterfront development known as Harborside that was originally developed by Veris Residential (NYSE: VRE), then known as Mack-Cali Corp. The building can support traditional office tenants as well as healthcare, studio production and creative office users. A Whole Foods Market also recently opened on the building’s ground floor. American Equity Partners has appointed Newmark as the leasing agent.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Sanofi has signed a 16,903-square-foot office lease at 21 South St. in the Northern New Jersey community of Morristown. The 43,691-square-foot building was constructed in 1911 as a bank. The move corresponds with the global pharmaceutical company relocating its headquarters to the nearby M Station West development. That larger relocation is expected to bring about 1,900 Sanofi employees to Morristown, while about 70 people within the consumer healthcare division will work in this newly leased space. The Hampshire Cos. owns 211 South Street.
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — Dallas-based development and investment firm Dalfen Industrial and private investment management group Centerbridge Partners have acquired a 6.9-acre industrial outdoor storage facility in Old Bridge, about 40 miles south of Manhattan. At the time of sale, the property was fully leased to two tenants that utilize the site for truck and trailer storage. Dalfen acquired the facility in conjunction with a 4.1-acre trailer storage yard in California’s Inland Empire. The seller and sales price were not disclosed.
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — SJC Ventures, a privately held commercial real estate and retail development firm based out of Atlanta, has broken ground on Montgomery Promenade in the New York City suburb of Montgomery Township. Situated on a 54-acre site on Route 206, Montgomery Promenade will comprise 292,700 square feet and feature palisades for walking, green spaces, outdoor dining and restaurants. According to the Montgomery Township website, the project also includes 34 single-family detached homes that buffer the existing homes on Route 518 and the new shopping center. A Whole Foods Market grocery store will anchor the new development. Other confirmed tenants include an 11,000-square-foot Ulta, Panera Bread, Iron Whale, The Robinson Ale House, Dor L’ Dor NYC, Turning Point Restaurants, More Than Q, European Wax Center, Spavia and Norman’s Hallmark. According to the SJC Ventures, three new retail leases will be announced in the next 60 days, with five more before the end of the year. “We’re thrilled to have two great concepts from the McLoone’s Group with Iron Whale and Robinson Ale House that will take about 15,000 square feet,” says Justin Latone, senior vice president of leasing for SJC Ventures. “Both spaces will front a promenade and patio area immediately adjacent to the roundabout …
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Developer Milton Fantin has begun leasing Overlook Flats, a 297-unit apartment complex in the Journal Square area of Jersey City. Designed by Michels & Waldron with interiors by Builders Design, the 16-story building houses studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Residences are furnished with stainless steel appliances, designer cabinetry and quartz countertops. Outdoor amenities include a rooftop deck with a pool, kitchen, lounge area, picnic areas, bocce ball court and a pet play area. Inside, residents have access to coworking spaces, a children’s playroom, fitness center, golf simulator and a package room. Rents start at $2,600 per month for a studio apartment.
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — New York-based Acadia Lodging Brokers & Advisors has arranged the $24 million sale of the 250-room Meadowlands View Hotel in the Northern New Jersey community of North Bergen. The 12-story building has been closed since the pandemic and has significant potential for renovation or repositioning, according to the brokerage team. Arbah Hotel Corp. sold the property to American Dream Hotel LLC in an all-cash transaction.
ORANGE, N.J. — Locally based brokerage firm The Kislak Co. Inc. has negotiated the $1.4 million sale of a 12-unit apartment building located at 153 Pierson St. in the Northern New Jersey community of Orange. According to Apartments.com, the building was originally constructed in 1896 and offers one-bedroom units. Julie Gralla of Kislak represented the seller and procured the buyer, both of which were limited liability companies, in the deal.
PASSAIC, N.J. — Locally based brokerage firm The Kislak Co. Inc. has negotiated the $2.5 million sale of a 23-unit apartment building located at 60 Dayton St. in the Northern New Jersey community of Passaic. According to LoopNet Inc., the building, which houses a restaurant on the ground floor, rises three stories and was constructed in 1975. Julie Gralla of Kislak represented the seller, an entity doing business as Hobart Dayton Proud Passaic LLC, in the transaction. Gralla also procured the buyer, Bonim Realty LLC.
MONTVALE, N.J. — JLL has brokered the $14.7 million sale of a 119,089-square-foot office building in the Northern New Jersey community of Montvale. The two-story building sits on a 16.5-acre site at 5 Paragon Drive and houses amenities such as a cafeteria and a fitness center. Jeremy Neuer, Jose Cruz and Kevin O’Hearn of JLL represented the seller, Dallas-based Nessel Development, in the transaction. The buyer was Exclusive Management, an investment firm based in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The building was 76 percent leased at the time of sale.