New virtual tour and online presentations introduced at Hoboken’s 7 Seventy House upscale rental building.

Interactive Appointments Now Available to Combat COVID-19 Concerns and Restrictions

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7 Seventy House has released a newly produced virtual tour program to remotely accommodate prospective tenants moving forward with apartment searches in today’s COVID-19 environment.  The creative new leasing tool provides a complete look at the 424-home building located in Hoboken’s west side, including its fully furnished model apartments and approximately 90,000 square feet of world class amenities.

Hoboken, NJ was the first City in New Jersey to responsibly implement a shelter in place policy with travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Following this municipal directive and with public health as a top priority, developer Bijou Properties, partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and The Marketing Directors, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for 7 Seventy House, quickly commissioned the virtual tour as an avenue to responsibly and safely provide an up close look at the building and allow renters to make an educated decisions about their new home.  The tour is part of interactive presentations now being conducted by leasing agents through personal Zoom meetings.  Interested prospects can schedule their virtual appointment by calling the building’s leasing office at 201-795-0770.

Additional information and details on the building can also be found by visiting www.7seventyhouse.com.

The fast-leasing 7 Seventy House features a collection of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences with open floor plans of red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens feature Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in-residence Bosch washer and dryers.  Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures.

Monthly rents start in the $2,600s, with limited-time incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (MHS Architects), the 14-story high-rise building boasts resort-style amenities that include a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor lounge with a fire pit.  The amenity spaces are strategically located on multiple floors with views including the Manhattan skyline.

Perfectly designed Brooklyn-based interior designer Factioned, the amenities are merchandised with chic and fashionable furnishings and appointments that blend an industrial flair with a modern lifestyle environment.

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Beyond the private amenities, 7 Seventy House will offer services that include a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking.   There’s also approximately 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail space that will serve residents and the Hoboken community.

Located at 770 Jackson Street, the building is just steps from Hoboken’s 9th Street Light Rail Station and blends an upscale living experience with the convenience of quick access throughout New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast,” including Hoboken’s PATH, New Jersey Transit and Ferry terminals with service to Manhattan.  Closer to home, there’s a wide range of services and cultural attractions available in the Monroe Center, the premier arts and business community in Hoboken, which boasts artist studios, children’s activities, fitness facilities, eateries and much more.

7 Seventy House is a multi-faceted mix-use project that was developed in conjunction with a two-acre resiliency park donated by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation to Hoboken.

The initial installation of the park open this summer and includes a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses, a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium and infrastructure to capture over 450,000 gallons of rainwater to reduce flooding.  A second phase is expected to open shortly and will include a one-acre public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture and a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.   The project is part of the larger redevelopment of Hoboken‘s once-industrial western edge into a vibrant and active pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

7 Seventy House recently received a 2019 Excellence Award in Sustainable Development from  The Urban Land Institute-Northern New Jersey (ULI-NNJ) in recognition of the responsible development tactics and smart growth practices utilized to conceptualize and complete the upscale rental building.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken, N.J., Bijou Properties owns, operates & develops the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront.  Recent projects include Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise) and Vine, a 135-unit LEED certified rental building at 900 Monroe Street.  The developer has also introduced Candela Lofts, the first Passive House multi-family condominium building in New Jersey, and VIA Lofts, a collection of ten luxury condominiums at 1410 Grand Street, and Edge Adams, a 34-unit rental building that’s part of its Edge Lofts apartment portfolio.

About Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser with decades long experience in real estate investment, finance, development, construction management and asset management. Since 1959, Intercontinental and its affiliates have managed, developed, or owned collectively over $10 billion in real estate property. Today, Intercontinental manages a real estate portfolio of approximately $9.5 billion for its clients. The Intercontinental portfolio is diversified both by robust property mix and by geography. Fund strategies actively seek opportunities to invest in both Core and Core-Plus properties, as well as in Value-Add operating properties and development projects.

About The Marketing Directors

With over 35 years of experience, The Marketing Directors is the preeminent development advisory that works exclusively on behalf of residential owners and builders to develop, market, and lease residential homes. The Marketing Directors are industry leaders, respected partners, and market innovators.

295J Launches in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette with Modern Rentals and Activated Social Spaces

Initial Occupancy Scheduled for April for new 309-Unit Rental Building

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Leasing is underway for 295J, a new 309-unit rental building that further cements Bergen-Lafayette’s emergence as one of Jersey City’s hottest new residential destinations.

Located at 295 Johnston Avenue, 295J delivers modern residences and thoughtfully curated amenities to this historic and culturally rich community which is imbued with an existing street-art vibe. Lying just west of Downtown Jersey City, the neighborhood marries a convenient location easily accessible to Manhattan, the Hudson River waterfront and Liberty State Park with a dynamic art, dining and nightlife scene.

“We’re excited to officially open 295J in a neighborhood that has a unique character and desirable lifestyle attributes,” said David Barry, President of Ironstate Development Company, which developed 295J in partnership with Brookfield and Landmark Development.  “We expect our residents to explore and enjoy the local fabric of the neighborhood while also taking advantage of the adjacent Light Rail Station that will conveniently connect them to Downtown Jersey City and additional public transportation options into Manhattan.”

Designed by BKSK Architects in partnership with Executive Architect Kitchen & Associates, the new five-story steel-and-brick-clad building references the industrial style of the immediate area, with variations in the materials breaking the massing down to a residential scale. Inside, the interiors continue to reflect industrial cues from the neighborhood.  The lobby serves as a refined living room, where walls display large pieces of art tied back to the local artist community.  Residential corridors are softened with moments of artistic graphic wall coverings unique to each floor, and doors are accentuated with dark grey full height surrounds and pinspot lighting displaying brass apartment numbers.

A collection of stylishly appointed studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts is available at monthly rents starting from $1,910. Initial occupancy is scheduled for April.   Each apartment features keyless entrance technology, large windows to maximize natural light, kitchens with modern Whirlpool appliances and Caesarstone grey countertops, in-home Whirlpool washer/dryers and individual heating/cooling systems.

Shared amenity and social spaces designed to foster natural opportunities for residents to meet and interact include an art-filled lobby with 24/7 Concierge service and Amazon lockers, a fully equipped fitness center, and The Study, a cozy resident lounge ideal for working at home.  Outside, a heavily landscaped courtyard by Belgian landscape designers at Bureau Bas Smets is home to a pool, BBQ grills, fire pits and ping pong. The pet-friendly building also features a dog-wash station and a rooftop dog run with views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Covered parking is available at ground level.

Living at 295J also means access to a thoughtful line-up of gatherings and events created and hosted by the in-house property management team. The complimentary monthly events, which will take place throughout 295J’s social spaces and off-site at local restaurants, will include pop-up style get-togethers over coffee, cocktails and food.

Residents will also appreciate 295J’s location near a number of neighborhood recreational, dining and entertainment pursuits.  The building is situated just a few blocks from Communipaw Avenue, the area’s business corridor that offers hip and authentic bars, eateries, shops and everyday conveniences, including The Grind Shop, the widely popular Pacific Pizza, Harry’s Daughter Gastro Pub, and more.  Liberty State Park is virtually 295J’s backyard, offering more than 1,200 acres of public open space, while the Liberty Science Center offers an ever-evolving interactive museum experience, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, and the innovative $280 million Sci-Tech City opening in a few years.

The neighborhood is also home to Pacific Flea, an open-air market with fine craft, antique and vintage items, live music, curated art shows, outdoor street art and rotating food trucks.  Berry Lane Park features baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a playground and a skate park. For convenient neighborhood exploring, a Citi Bike Station is located adjacent to the property with 22 shared bikes and direct access to Liberty State Park.  Downtown Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan are easily reached via the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Liberty Park Station which is just steps from 295J.   Nearby Route 78 provides a pathway to the Holland Tunnel, as well as points west.

295J is located at 295 Johnston Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304.  More information can be found at www.295J.com.

About Ironstate Development Company

Ironstate Development Company is one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the Northeast. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey, Ironstate engages in the development and management of large-scale mixed-use projects and has a diverse portfolio of residential and hospitality assets. Additional information on Ironstate Development Company is available on the Company’s website at www.ironstate.net.

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Looking North: 7 Seventy House Hits 50% Leased on Hoboken’s West Side

7 Seventy House Exterior TwilightWhile Jersey City’s rental market has been making news, Hoboken certainly has its share of amazing new buildings and neighborhoods.  7 Seventy House, a new 424-home luxe-apartment complex near the 9th Street Light Rail Station, falls squarely into that category.  Developed by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, the building has achieved the impressive mark of 50% leased just five months after opening to the public.  The developers of 7 Seventy recently announced the milestone with The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

Offering modern studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences along with one of the most comprehensive amenity packages in the Hudson County market, 7 Seventy House has successful drawn a mix of renters from both sides of the Hudson River, according to a press release.  Move-ins are well underway at the MHS Architects-designed building, which is now home to over 150 residents.

Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, noted in the press release, “Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation have been trailblazers on Hoboken’s western edge, creating cutting-edge properties that accentuate the neighborhood’s desirability and its ease of commute.   7 Seventy House embodies all these attributes with a rental lifestyle unlike any other found in Hoboken.  Not only does it elevate urban living with stylish homes and a seemingly endless list of amenities, but the incorporation of public open space, plazas and park and playgrounds has created a sense of strong community that permeates throughout the building.”

Residences at 7 Seventy House feature open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens boast Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers.  Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures.  A selection of homes include private outdoor balconies and terraces up to 800 square feet.

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The landmark building features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and a distinctive columned entryway.  Monthly rents start in the $2,600s, with limited-time incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

Enhancing resident lifestyle at 7 Seventy House is more than 90,000 square feet of resort-style amenities, including a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor lounge with a fire pit.  The amenity spaces are strategically located on multiple floors with views that include the Manhattan skyline. Perfectly designed by Brooklyn-based interior designer Factioned, the amenities are merchandised with chic and fashionable furnishings and appointments that blend an industrial flair with a modern lifestyle environment.

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Beyond the private amenities, 7 Seventy House will offer services that include a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking.   There’s also approximately 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail space that will serve residents and the Hoboken community.

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Additionally, the building is just steps from Hoboken’s 9th Street Light Rail Station and blends an upscale living experience with the convenience of quick access throughout New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast.” Services include, Hoboken’s PATH and New Jersey Transit and Ferry terminals that travel to Manhattan.  Closer to home, there’s a wide range of services and cultural attractions available in the Monroe Center, the premier arts and business community in Hoboken, which boasts artist studios, children’s activities, fitness facilities, eateries and much more.

7 Seventy House is a multi-faceted mix-use project that was developed in conjunction with a two-acre resiliency park donated by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation to Hoboken.  The initial installation of the park will open this summer and includes a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses, a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium and infrastructure to capture over 450,000 gallons of rainwater to reduce flooding.  A second phase is expected to open shortly and will include a one-acre public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture and a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.   The project is part of the larger redevelopment of Hoboken‘s once-industrial western edge into a vibrant and active pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

For additional information on 7 Seventy House, please visit www.7seventyhouse.com or call 201-795-0770.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken, N.J., Bijou Properties owns, operates & develops the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront. Recent projects include Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise) and Vine, a 135-unit LEED certified rental building at 900 Monroe Street. The developer has also introduced Candela Lofts, the first Passive House multi-family condominium building in New Jersey, and VIA Lofts, a collection of ten luxury condominiums at 1410 Grand Street, and Edge Adams, a 34-unit rental building that’s part of its Edge Lofts apartment portfolio.

About Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser with decades long experience in real estate investment, finance, development, construction management and asset management. Since 1959, Intercontinental and its affiliates have managed, developed, or owned collectively over $10 billion in real estate property. Today, Intercontinental manages a real estate portfolio of approximately $9.5 billion for its clients. The Intercontinental portfolio is diversified both by robust property mix and by geography. Fund strategies actively seek opportunities to invest in both Core and Core-Plus properties, as well as in Value-Add operating properties and development projects.

About The Marketing Directors

With over 35 years of experience, The Marketing Directors is the preeminent development advisory that works exclusively on behalf of residential owners and builders to develop, market, and lease residential homes. The Marketing Directors are industry leaders, respected partners, and market innovators.www.themarketingdirectorsinc.com

235 GRAND ACHIEVES LEED® CERTIFICATION

New 549-Unit Rental Building in Downtown Jersey City Recognized for Meeting Strict Guidelines for Environmental Sustainability

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235 Grand, the new 46-story rental building in Downtown Jersey City, has earned LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), co-developers Ironstate Development Company and KRE Group announced today.

The honor comes seven months after the collection of 549 residences opened to the public.  More than 80% of the homes have already been leased, with The Marketing Directors overseeing the successful leasing program.

The USGBC praised the developers’ approach to implementing practical and measurable solutions aimed at creating a healthy, highly efficient, cost-saving, green building.

“LEED certification identifies 235 Grand as a showcase example of sustainability and demonstrates your leadership in transforming the building industry,” said Mahesh Ramunujam, President & CEO of the USGBC and Green Business Certification, Inc.

Designed by HLW International, 235 Grand soars 46 stories into the downtown Jersey City skyline, granting residents dramatic views of Manhattan, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. An elevated suite of indoor and outdoor amenities complements the community’s collection of contemporary residences.

“Achieving LEED certification for 235 Grand reflects our vision for this building and its positive impact on Jersey City,” said Michael Barry, President and CEO of Ironstate Development Company. “We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to sustainable building practices, and are delighted that renters looking for exceptional design, modern residences, a full amenity package and a prime downtown Jersey City location continue to choose 235 Grand.”

“Our company has embraced LEED development with an ongoing commitment to sustainable design and construction,” added Jonathan Kushner, president of KRE Group. “More and more residents today are connecting with residential options that reflect their eco-friendly lifestyle without sacrificing the modern amenites and services they expect in a luxury building.  235 Grand is living up to those high expectations.”

Located just blocks from the Hudson River waterfront, 235 Grand seamlessly unites contemporary design with the neighborhood’s vibrant history while placing residents just steps from an array of exciting lifestyle needs and services.  The building offers proximity to NY Waterway and the Grove Street PATH Station with service to Lower and Midtown Manhattan, while the nearby Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza — Jersey City’s Restaurant Row – bustles with food, cocktails, rooftop bars and outdoor community events.

Closer to home, KRE Group and Ironstate Development selected internationally-renowned Bentel & Bentel to fashion the interior spaces and amenity suite at 235 Grand to enhance the overall residential experience.  Designed for entertainment, work and leisure, the diverse offering of amenities includes a 24-hour attended lobby, state-of-the-art fitness center, barre/yoga studio, resident lounge and numerous co-working spaces. For outdoor socializing and relaxation, the building features a landscaped roof terrace with a swimming pool, movie screen, fire pit, BBQs, showers and Wi-Fi.  A playground will keep younger residents entertained, while a dog run creates a pet-friendly environment. The building also offers bicycle and private resident storage and an enclosed parking garage.

Design excellence and functionality extend to 235 Grand’s collection of apartments as well, which features spacious studio-to-two-bedroom floor plans with light-filled living spaces. Residences also boast upscale finishes, contemporary conveniences and dramatic views.  Kitchens are outfitted with Bianco quartz countertops, herringbone mosaic backsplashes, and a stainless-steel Whirlpool appliance package.  Refrigerators offer ice-makers and dishwashers have hidden, integrated controls for a sleek aesthetic. Bathrooms are adorned with Carrara marble and Kohler fixtures. All homes include washer/dryers.

Monthly net rents currently start at $2,535 for studios, from $2,750 for one-bedroom residences and from $4,265 for two-bedroom homes, with limited time incentives. Call for more details on incentives being offered.

“235 Grand’s market-leading leasing velocity stems in large part from its ability to attract local renters as well as those relocating from Manhattan, Long Island City, Queens and Brooklyn,” notes Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors. “Jersey City’s reputation as a destination for the arts, culture, dining and nightlife, with excellent proximity to Manhattan, is well-established and more and more people from the metropolitan area are choosing to make this their home.”

For more information on 235 Grand and to schedule an appointment to tour its furnished model homes and amenity spaces, call (201) 613-9235 or visit www.235Grand.com.

7 Seventy House to the Rescue: Hudson County Couple Finds Perfect Solution to Difficult Situation at Upscale Rental Building

 

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Nicole Rothman and her boyfriend experienced firsthand the trials and tribulations of apartment living.  The young Hoboken, NJ couple had settled comfortably into a home in an older midtown building when unforeseen circumstances forced them to quickly ramp up a search for a new apartment within this mile-square city.

We lived in an apartment on 6th and Jefferson for about a year and had plans to stay longer,” Nicole says.  “Unfortunately, a water heater leaked in the apartment above ours. Our apartment was deemed unlivable and we had to act fast.”

The couple hastily put together a strategy and set out visiting complexes such as 1000 Jefferson, and researching options including the Juliana and Park + Garden.  They also looked at older apartments in between.  None grabbed their attention.

“We searched for about a week and laid out almost every possible option we could,” she recalls.

One option was a location familiar to Nicole from her early days as a Hoboken resident. 7 Seventy House, an upscale 424-home rental building on this Hudson County City’s emerging west side, was rising on a site Nicole had passed frequently.  The new 14-story building would become the perfect destination to rectify their challenging situation.

“We fell in love with 7 Seventy House as soon as we walked in the doors!” she exclaimed.  “My boyfriend visited first and told me I had to come back to check it out. The next day I went back. We both knew we wanted to move to the building so we scheduled a tour to walk through different layouts together.”

Developed by Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, 7 Seventy House offers upscale studio, one-, two -and three-bedroom apartments and approximately 90,000 square feet of private amenities and services just steps from the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station and the Monroe Arts Center.

“7 Seventy House had it all,” Nicole continues.  “After we visited the building, there was no comparison.  I unquestionably wanted to live here.”

Apartments at 7 Seventy House boast open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens feature Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers.  Luxury bathrooms are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures.  A selection of homes includes private outdoor balconies and terraces up to 800 square feet.

Nicole and her boyfriend selected a well-designed one-bedroom home on the building’s northwest side.

“The floor plan is very balanced, which we really liked,” she says.  “The kitchen to living room ratio was wider and much more comfortable than in other buildings, and the layout provides ample space in the bedroom so we don’t feel crammed.”

Hotel-level services, such as the Hello Alfred concierge system, also played a key role in creating the lifestyle Nicole and her boyfriend were in search of.  There are also added conveniences such as a 24-hour attended lobby and private resident shuttle.

“I personally love the shuttle,” Nicole add.  “I use it to commute to the path every morning to get to work in lower Manhattan. I’ve found that if I take the 6:15 or 6:45 AM shuttle I can go door-to-door in 30 minutes.  It also takes me to The Bar Method location in downtown Hoboken.   Beyond that, they have little touches like the coffee machine downstairs and the partnership with Hello Alfred.  Management has also done a terrific job inviting in neighborhood retail vendors to enhance the resident experience.”

Strategically located on multiple floors with a range of views including the Manhattan skyline, the full suite of amenities at 7 Seventy House includes a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with fire pits and BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor deck. Covered on-site parking is available.

“I can’t wait for summer so I can exclusively use the rooftop for the pool,” Nicole says.  “The views are to die for.  This has truly been the best case out of a worst scenario.”

Designed by MHS Architects, the landmark 7 Seventy House features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and distinctive columned entryway.  Monthly rents start in the $2,600s, with limited-time incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available. The Marketing Directors is the exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

7 Seventy House is a multi-faceted mix-use project that was developed in conjunction with a two-acre park donated by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation to Hoboken.  The initial installation of the park open this summer and includes a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses, a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium and infrastructure to capture over 450,000 gallons of rainwater to reduce flooding.  A second phase is expected to open shortly and will include a one-acre public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture and a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.   The project is part of the larger redevelopment of Hoboken‘s once-industrial western edge into a vibrant and active pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

7 Seventy House recently received a 2019 Excellence Award in Sustainable Development from The Urban Land Institute-Northern New Jersey (ULI-NNJ) in recognition of the responsible development tactics and smart growth practices utilized to conceptualize and complete the upscale rental building.

For additional information, please visit www.7seventyhouse.com or call 201-795-0770.

The New York City Metro Area Offers Countless Options for Apartment Seekers. Here’s a look at How Former New York City Renters Found Luxury, Value at Hudson County’s 7 Seventy House

The lure of luxury New York City apartment living isn’t always what it seems.  Strong demand has the Manhattan rental market surging, and with escalating prices come high expectations for homes of distinction, high quality service and an elevated lifestyle.  Unfortunately, expectations fell short for Patrick Troy and his roommate, who were renting a two-bedroom apartment in a pre-war building undergoing renovations in SoHo.

“We were promised the moon from the management company and most of it ended up being false,” Patrick said.  “We were paying full price for an extremely incomplete project.  For example, we were promised a laundry room, two outdoor spaces, and closets when we signed our lease.  One year later, none of this happened or is even on the horizon.”

With his initial one-year lease coming to an end, Patrick and his roommate began to look at new Manhattan rental options, including homes at 123 West 23rd Street in Chelsea and 15 Cliff Street in FiDi.

“The buildings were fine but I wasn’t in love with them,” Patrick recalls.  “For the amount of money I’d be spending, I wanted to feel great about where I was living.  I didn’t feel great about the value of these two properties.”

A month into the search, Patrick got word of a brand new upscale rental building that recently opened just across the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J from a college friend who had just moved in.  The building – 7 Seventy House – had everything they wanted and

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provided a tremendous amount of value, particularly compared to the New York City market.  Developed by Bijou Properties with partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, 7 Seventy House features 424 studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and 90,000 square-feet of world-class amenities and services.

“The value at 7 Seventy House is incredible,” Patrick explains.  “Our apartment is huge and beautiful.  I’ve never even fathomed having a walk-in closet in Manhattan.  The amenities are tremendous.  Hello Alfred, your own personal butler, is included with 7 Seventy House.  The two-story gym and shuttle to the PATH are perfect.  The rooftop is about as good as it gets.  I can’t wait to grill up there.”

Patrick and his roommate would rent an expansive two-bedroom residence at 7 Seventy House with Manhattan views.

“I love how wide open and spacious the floorplan is,” he continues.  “The bedrooms are large.  In fact, the walk-in closet is the same size as the bedroom in my SoHo apartment.  I also love the kitchen island.  The living room has huge windows that face the entire skyline of Manhattan.  The views are great.”

7 Seventy House features one of the most comprehensive package of world-class amenities.  Strategically located on multiple floors with views of the Manhattan skyline, the full suite of amenities includes a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, 7 Seventy House Poolexpansive amenity deck with fire pits and BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor deck.  Additionally, the community features a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking.

“All of the amenities are incredible,” Patrick said.  “7 Seventy House went way above and beyond to ensure they are the best luxury apartment complex in Hoboken.”

7 Seventy House is located at 770 Jackson Street on Hoboken’s fast emerging west side.  The building is just steps from the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station and the Monroe Center for the Arts.  The area has experienced a lifestyle upswing in recent years with a vibrant new mix of retail, dining, parks and public amenities complementing its access to public transportation.

“The neighborhood is awesome,” says Patrick. “There are great bars and restaurants right around the corner.  There’s also incredible parks to play basketball within five minutes. Previously, I had a three minute walk to work as a commute.  That was the biggest thing to give up, but 7 Seventy House made this as easy as possible.  They have a shuttle that runs to the PATH every 15 minutes.  There are other options available as well.  The light rail stops right across the street from the building, and I love that Hoboken has Lime scooters everywhere.”

Designed by MHS Architects, the landmark 7 Seventy House features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and distinctive columned entryway.  Well-appointed homes are priced from the $2,300s, with opening incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease.  Apartments feature open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens boast Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers.  Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures.  A selection of homes includes private outdoor balconies and terraces up to 800 square feet.

 

The Marketing Directors is the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for 7 Seventy House. For additional information or to schedule a private appointment to tour the furnished model homes

Trophy Duplex in New Jersey’s First Multi-Family Passive House Offered at $3.175 Million

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A one-of-a-kind new duplex residence in Candela Lofts in Hoboken has hit the market with an unrivaled offering of living and entertaining space, including a sprawling 870 square-foot outdoor terrace complete with an outdoor Lynx kitchen system, ipe decking and fire pit.  The two-story, four-bedroom plus office, 3 ½-bath residence is one of only two homes remaining at the seven-story Candela Lofts building, which has distinguished itself in the Hudson River Gold Coast market as the first Passive House-certified multi-family building in New Jersey.

Spreading across the second and third floors of Candela Lofts, the 3,460 square-foot home is outfitted with designer interior features including a dramatic double height ceiling, hardwood white oak wide plank flooring throughout.  The home’s expansive living and entertainment area features a sleek and modern kitchen with Miele appliances which opens to dining area and oversized living room with access to the outdoor space.  A first floor master bedroom is the perfect escape with huge walk-in closets and lavish master bath with double vanity and separate soaking tub and shower.   The second floor features an upper mezzanine sitting area overlooking the main living space, three bedrooms and an additional office/bonus room.  This extraordinary home is priced at $3,175,000.

“This home is unlike anything else on the market in Hoboken,” said Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty, the exclusive marketing and sales agent at Candela Lofts.  “It presents a unique opportunity for those who desire larger living spaces with plenty of room for a growing family, but also space for private relaxation and entertaining, all in a modern and luxurious setting.”

The duplex residence caps a very successful program at Candela Lofts which is on the verge of a complete sell-out.  The second home available for sale at the building is a three-bedroom/three-bathroom, 1,725 square-foot condominium with a 180 square-foot wrap around balcony, priced at $1,595,000.

Located at 1024 Adams Street, Candela Lofts has set a new standard for luxury and sustainable living on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast. Passive House certifications are pending, enabling Candela Lofts to achieve a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency and deliver maximum health and indoor comfort.  The contemporary building has also been designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC

candela-lofts-hoboken-lobby.jpgDesigned by renowned architectural firm Nastasi Architects of Hoboken on the site of a former candelabra factory, Candela Lofts establishes a new threshold for comprehensive sustainability in residential design, advanced energy modeling, integrated building systems and progressive building envelopes.   Designed as a collection of state-of-the-art residences, Candela Lofts offers the unprecedented combination of uncompromised luxury coupled with the most advanced building performance guidelines in the world, providing the homeowner the best of both worlds; science and design.

Bijou Properties has been a recognized leader in the field of sustainable green development in Hudson County and beyond for over two decades.   The Hoboken-based company has found success with a commitment to introducing premium, environmentally-friendly projects by utilizing the most innovative green design techniques and building practices to conserve and integrate energy efficiency throughout the entire design and construction process.

Candela Lofts is the culmination of the efforts of signature eco-building, developed to achieve the most stringent green-building certification used around the world today.  Passive House is an international standard which helps building designers create durable, comfortable and healthy buildings, while dramatically reducing energy consumption.  This is accomplished through simple ‘passive’ measures such as high quality insulation and air-sealing of the building envelope, 24/7 filtered fresh air and superior indoor air quality through carefully designed mechanical and ventilation systems, and the use of the highest performing window and doors available.

For additional information, please call Irene Perello at 201-681-6191 or visit www.candelalofts.com. Interested buyers can also email info@candelalofts.com.

A Northern Peek: Look Inside Boutique Condo in Neighboring Hoboken’s Uptown

VIA Exterior

Developer Bijou Properties has provided a sneak peek inside its newest condo building in Hoboken’s northern end.  Two fully-furnished model homes have opened at the six-story VIA Lofts at 1410 Grand Street.

The developer commissioned Claudio Orlando of Hoboken-based Blissful RD to merchandise the residences and vividly illustrate the lavish and well-designed living spaces that have propelled the boutique six-story building past the mark of 80% sold.  Showcased in the models are a 1,495 square-foot three-bedroom home and a 1,387 square-foot two-bedroom condominium.

Newly released images show the opulence and luxury of the homes and building.

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“Staged models are a valuable tool to not only portray the spaciousness and functionality of these homes, but also how they fully complement the upscale urban living environment in Hoboken’s north end.” said Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty, which is handling sales and marketing of VIA Lofts.  “By utilizing the eye and expertise of a local designer familiar with this market, these residences are lined with sleek and modern interior furnishings and accessories that perfectly highlight VIA Lofts comfortable floorplans and its industrial inspired feel.”

The residences are available to view by appointment only. To schedule a model tour, please call Irene Perello at 201-681-6191.

Homes are VIA Lofts are lined with designer finishes and environmentally-conscious features.  Condominiums at VIA Lofts boast 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows, wide-plank oak flooring, filtered water, super-efficient VRV central heating and cooling system and solid concrete floors.  Select homes will offer private terraces, and a limited number of residences will boast New York City views. There’s also an on-site private parking garage.  Residences are priced from $1.195 million and available with immediate occupancy.

VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification for homes from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is the latest sustainable luxury condominium building introduced by locally-based Bijou Properties in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

Designed by MHS Architects, the building features a distinctive exterior with specially treated masonry bricks have the appearance of brick already aged 100-plus year and oversized windows to blend seamlessly into its neighborhood streetscape.  The top penthouse floor adds to the architectural asset with an aluminum composite, a visually stunning metal finish that continues to waterfall down the edge of the façade into a board-form concrete finish.

Residents will enjoy a host of desirable building amenities and services, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center including a Peloton bike, landscaped amenity terrace with lynx grilling area and secured individual storage cages and bike racks.

From the moment a resident steps into VIA Lofts, they’ll get a true sense of the quality that awaits them with a welcoming, upscale grand lobby that features polished concrete floor, exposed concrete walls with bamboo panels, decorative barn door and chic industrial-inspired lighting and fixtures.

VIA Lofts is ideally situated in the upper northwest quarter of Hoboken which is celebrated for being close enough to enjoy all that the City has to offer but in a more peaceful, removed setting.

A host of restaurants, bars, boutique shops and conveniences are within walking distance, including a Trader Joe’s, Bowtie Cinemas, Orale, Dolce & Salato Italian Café. Bierhaus Biergarten, Gravity Vault Rock Climbing Gym, all less than one minute from the building.  There’s also a New York Sports Club nearby, as well as the 14th Street New York Waterway Ferry and direct New Jersey Transit buses which provide convenient service to midtown and downtown Manhattan. An upcoming Northwest Resiliency Park is sure to be a most welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Uptown Hoboken has become the ‘hippest’ part of town and provides the vibrancy of an urban playground with multiple parks, new athletic fields and the scenic Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.

There’s never a shortage of activities, with boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars along Washington and 14th Streets. The City also hosts numerous waterfront concerts and seasonal fairs and street festivals. And being within minutes of the Lincoln Tunnel and the 39th Street NY Waterway terminal brings all that Manhattan has to offer within close reach.

VIA is being built in accordance with the USGBC’s LEED guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings which incorporate responsible site development, energy efficient design and ecological-friendly materials to create environmentally-sensitive urban living environment.

For additional information on VIA Lofts, please call Irene Perello at 201-681-6191 or visit

www.vialofts.com.  Interested buyers can also email info@viahoboken.com.

 

Looking West: Hoboken Welcomes New 424-Home Luxury Rental Near 9th Street Light Rail

The developers of a new rental building minutes from Jersey City on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail have taken the wraps off its 424 luxury homes.  Developer Bijou Properties and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, who previously teamed up for the development and successful lease-up of Vine at 900 Monroe Street in Hoboken, have announced the launch of 7 Seventy House, a new collection of upscale rental residences and approximately 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail space that will serve residents and the Hoboken community.

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Aptly named after its address at 770 Jackson Street and located just steps from the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station and Hoboken’s Monroe Center for the Arts, the contemporary building features studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences.  The well-appointed homes are initially priced from the $2,300s, with opening incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

The Marketing Directors, which successfully directed the marketing and leasing program for Vine, is the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for 7 Seventy House.  The Manhattan-based firm has launched the new rental program with an onsite leasing center and fully-furnished model residences.

“7 Seventy House offered an opportunity to further elevate Hoboken’s burgeoning west side which has experienced a lifestyle upswing in recent years with a vibrant new mix of retail, dining, parks and public amenities complementing its cultural core at Monroe Center and access to public transportation,” said Larry Bijou, Managing Partner of Bijou Properties, the locally-based developer responsible for signature north end Hoboken properties such as Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts and Edge Lofts.

“This new offering will add to the unique energy and appeal of the neighborhood by blending a luxury, amenity-rich residential property with a location that will encourage residents to come together and enjoy the surrounding assortment of shops, services and open gathering spaces in the area.  These include a brand-new playground, state-of-the-art gymnasium and public plaza, all just steps from their front door.”

Peter Palandjian, Chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation commented, “Intercontinental’s investment in the ‘Seventy House’ apartment housing development presented a unique opportunity to make excellent risk adjusted returns for our Fund investors while creating hundreds of union labor jobs, and to partner with the City of Hoboken in delivering this vibrant community space.   Through our partnership with Bijou Properties and MHS Architects, we have delivered an extraordinary level of comfort and luxury. We cannot wait for the community to see what we have created.”

 Designed by MHS Architects, the landmark 7 Seventy House features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and distinctive columned entryway.

 The collection of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences feature open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light.  Kitchens boast Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers.  Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures.  A selection of homes includes private outdoor balconies and terraces up to 800 square feet.

With 90,000 square feet of world class indoor and outdoor amenities, residents of 7 Seventy House will have access to one of the most comprehensive offerings of private recreational and social spaces in Hoboken.  Strategically located on multiple floors with views including the Manhattan skyline, the full suite of amenities includes a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with fire pits and BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor deck.  Additionally, the community features a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking.

“Residents and their guests are welcomed by an impressive, grand attended lobby that combines natural elements with an industrial ambiance like polished concrete floors and walls to create an interesting, welcoming and functional arrival space,” said Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors.  “Design distinction extends to the stylish homes, where designer finishes enhance the living spaces.  Rounding out the overall lifestyle at 7 Seventy House is an indoor/outdoor amenity package that’s second to none and sure to fulfill the desires of today’s renter.”

Situated just steps from the 9th Street Light Rail Station, 7 Seventy House blends an upscale living experience with the convenience of quick access throughout New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast,” including Hoboken’s PATH, New Jersey Transit and Ferry terminals with service to Manhattan.  Closer to home, there’s a wide range of services and cultural attractions available in the Monroe Center, the premier arts and business community in Hoboken, which boasts artist studios, children’s activities, fitness facilities, eateries and much more.

7 Seventy House reflects an overall focus on transforming Hoboken‘s west side into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.  The building was built in conjunction with a brand new two-acre resiliency park donated to the City by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation at the intersection of 7th and Jackson Streets.  The initial installation of the park opened this summer and includes a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses, a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium, and infrastructure to capture over 450,000 gallons of rainwater.   Expected to open in September is the park’s second phase which will include a one-acre public plaza with stepped seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture and a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.

For additional information on 7 Seventy House and to schedule a private appointment to tour the furnished model homes and amenity spaces, please visit www.7seventyhouse.com or call 201-795-0770.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken, N.J., Bijou Properties owns, operates & develops the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront.  Recent projects include Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise) and Vine, a 135-unit LEED certified rental building at 900 Monroe Street.  The developer has also introduced Candela Lofts, the first Passive House multi-family condominium building in New Jersey, and VIA Lofts, a collection of ten luxury condominiums at 1410 Grand Street, and Edge Adams, a 34-unit rental building that’s part of its Edge Lofts apartment portfolio.

About Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser with decades long experience in real estate investment, finance, developmentconstruction management and asset management. Since 1959, Intercontinental and its affiliates have managed, developed, or owned collectively over $10 billion in real estate property. Today, Intercontinental manages a real estate portfolio of approximately $8.5 billion for its clients. The Intercontinental portfolio is diversified both by robust property mix and by geography. Fund strategies actively seek opportunities to invest in both Core and Core-Plus properties, as well as in Value-Add operating properties and development projects.

About The Marketing Directors

With over 35 years of experience, The Marketing Directors is the preeminent development advisory that works exclusively on behalf of residential owners and builders to develop, market, and lease residential homes. The Marketing Directors are industry leaders, respected partners, and market innovators. www.themarketingdirectorsinc.com

 

DMG INVESTMENTS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF POPULAR “NEW YORK STORY” PHOTO CONTEST

NY Story WinnerDMG Investments, developer of One Park in Cliffside Park, NJ, has officially announced the winners for its exciting New York Story Photo contest.    The month-long contest was held this summer and asked enthusiastic contestants to take eye-catching photos that vividly explained their life and relationship with New York City.

Fifteen finalists were selected by an esteemed panel of judges that included Evan Joseph, a leading architectural and interior photographer, Zheng Yang, a famous photographer, artist, art instructor and global traveler and members of the New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest online photography school.

Winners were chosen via public vote and the thrilling announcement of the top vote getters was recently revealed on the website and Instagram of One Park, an upscale luxury 14-story condominium building with a photogenic location overlooking the Hudson.  The building, with its unmatched New York City views, served as inspiration for the contest.

Taking home the prize for first place was “Risky Business” by Esteban Chacin.  The top photo perfectly showcased the majesty of New York City and the uniqueness of its subject who was perched high above the skyline on a construction beam in the rain.  Other winners announced by DMG Investments included “New York Street Stories” by Jackson Carvalho and “Reflection” by Lily Lam for second place and “Bridging Worlds” by Francesca Magnani and “Timeless Shape” by Fernando Berra Kossik in third place.  The winning images can be viewed at https://oneparkcondosnj.com/en/photo-contest/

Prizes included a Leica Digital SLR camera with a value of $2,200 and the opportunity to hold a personal photo exhibition at One Park for the 1st Place Winner, second place winners were awarded the newest Macbook Air and third place winners gifted a DJI Osmo Action camera.

One Park features 204 upscale condominiums perched atop the historic Palisades Cliffs. DMG tapped distinguished firm Architectura to design One Park.  The building boasts a glass curtain wall and private outdoor space for every home to take full advantage of its dramatic clifftop location and sweeping vistas of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

A selection of one-to-four-bedroom homes are offered at the 14-story building, priced from the $500,000s.  More than 25,000 square-feet of resort-style indoor and outdoor amenities are provided at One Park, highlighted by a magnificent two-story lobby,  Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with sauna and steam rooms and adjoining outdoor sun deck and private furnished roof deck with dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater.

Headquartered in New York City at 100 Wall Street, DMG Investments LLC (“DMG”) was established in 2013 as the US subsidiary of DoThink Holding Group, a well-known real estate developer in China.

DMG focuses on real estate acquisitions, development and management as well as financing. Leveraging the expertise of a team of dedicated real estate professionals with decades of experience creating and adding value for investors, DMG has amassed a portfolio of best-in-class assets across the US in dynamic markets in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

As the portfolio continues to grow, DMG is dedicated to providing amenities and services that enhance the livability of each project be it in the student housing, traditional multifamily or condominium sector. In the years to come, the goal of DMG is to become a global real estate enterprise with a world-class reputation for sustainable development and a business philosophy that emphasizes the importance of delivering value for investors, owners and residents.