RE-NJ: Ironstate, Panepinto cap off Jersey City project with 539-unit rental tower (SLIDESHOW)

RENJBy Joshua Burd – Ironstate Development Co. and Panepinto Properties have taken the wraps off the last piece of a multiphase, mixed-use project that has brought nearly 1,500 new apartments and a hotel to downtown Jersey City over the course of a decade.

The developers have already leased more than 100 apartments at the final phase, a 539-unit luxury apartment building known as 90 Columbus, after debuting the property only three weeks ago. Located at the corner of Columbus Drive and Grove Street, the 51-story tower is now reaping the benefits that have propelled the earlier phases of the project, including a location at the entrance to the Grove Street PATH Station. FULL STORY

Bijou Properties Reports Development Progress at VIA Lofts Luxury Condos in Uptown Hoboken

Checking in on this upcoming Hoboken project …

Bijou Properties is applying the finishing touches on the exterior façade of VIA Lofts, bringing into focus its latest sustainable luxury condominium building in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

Installation of the brick skin of the six-story building is almost complete, providing a first-hand look at how Bijou Properties is utilizing high quality eco-friendly and visually attractive materials to create a modern residential landmark at 1410 Grand Street.   The latest project in the Hoboken, N.J.-based developer’s portfolio of high-performing green buildings, VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Designed by MHS Architects, VIA Lofts features a distinctive multi-colored red and grey VIA Lofts Constructionbrick exterior with 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.

“We’ve taken great strides to ensure that VIA Lofts is built with the finest products and the exterior vividly illustrates how we carefully selected high-end materials to deliver a luxury, environmentally-conscience condo building to Hudson County,” says Christopher Mazzola, Development Manager for Bijou Properties.

“For example, in today’s urban market the exteriors of many new multi-family projects are finished with brick panel siding.  At VIA Lofts, we laid traditional brick which is extremely eco-friendly and provides better weather prevention, temperature control and ease of maintenance.

Aesthetically, despite being hot out of the oven, the specially treated masonry bricks have the distinguished appearance of brick already aged 100-plus years.  The end result is a building that’s not only highly-efficient, but also stylish and contemporary.  VIA Lofts is sure to be a residential address buyers are proud to call home.”

The near completion of the exterior is not the only development progress being reported at the six-story building.  Many of the interior spaces at VIA Lofts are taking shape, including the dramatic two-story lobby that will welcome residents.

VIA Lofts will feature lavish two-and three-bedroom homes ranging from 1,186 to 1,495 square-feet of luxury living space.  Initial occupancy is expected in late fall.

Sophisticated finishes and appointments found throughout the homes at VIA Lofts include 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows and wide-plank oak flooring.  Select homes will offer private terraces.

Residents will enjoy a host of desirable building amenities and services, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, private club room, landscaped amenity terrace with 42” lynx grilling area, and private parking garage.  There will also be 1,930 square-feet ground floor retail space.

Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty is handling sales and marketing for VIA Lofts.

VIA Lofts is the latest collection of premium, “green” residences developed by Bijou Properties in Hoboken.   The building 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.

As recognition for its dedication to building responsible homes and buildings, Bijou Properties recently received a 2018 “Smart Growth” award for creating an iconic, mixed-use development in an emerging neighborhood in Hoboken. New Jersey Future, a non-profit organization that promotes responsible land-use policies, named the developers 424-unit 700 Jackson Street rental building one of the recipients of its prestigious annual award.

For additional information, please call 833-VIA-LOFT or visit www.vialofts.com.  Interested buyers can also email info@viahoboken.com.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken NJ, Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages 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), The Hostess Factory, a 42,000 square-foot retail restoration including a 20,000 square-foot Green Roof; and Edge Lofts, a Midrise residential project at 1405 Clinton Street which is a candidate to receive the first NJ LEED Residential for Homes Platinum designation.  Beyond its individual properties, Bijou Properties is focused on creating better neighborhoods and healthier environments for the community at large.  More information can be found on the company website: www.bijouproperties.com.

Former Hoboken Renter Escapes to Luxury Living at Soho Lofts in Downtown Jersey City

Soho Lofts Lobby wallA modern and upscale housing stock, energetic and trendy local scene and easy access to Manhattan have all combined to place Jersey City atop the list of most desirable Hudson River waterfront communities for today’s renting public.

Fueling the meteoric rise of this New Jersey Gold Coast city has been a growing movement to escape the aging apartment inventory and high rental prices of mainstay waterfront markets such as Hoboken and head to Jersey City where brand new luxury buildings feature apartments with more space, better amenities, and attractive pricing.

Nowhere is this trend more evident than at Soho Lofts, a collection of 377 upscale apartments in Jersey City’s SoHo West Community, an industrial-inspired neighborhood of loft-style homes, amenities and services being developed by Manhattan Building Company on the Hoboken border.  Over 75% of the rental homes at Soho Lofts have been leased, with more than 30% of its residents moving from areas such as Hoboken, Weehawken, Bayonne and North Bergen.

Lauren Stallone, a young professional who had been living with her boyfriend in uptown Hoboken, typifies the migration to affordable rental luxury at Soho Lofts.

“I was living in an older walk-up apartment on Hoboken’s Washington Street,” Ms. Stallone says.  “The home was in need of serious repair and lacked any sort of convenience.  There was no washer/dryer, no central air and no dishwasher.  It was a small unit with only 550 square-feet of space. We were paying a fortune for practically nothing and it was time for a move.” Continue reading

ALMOST 80 LEASES SIGNED IN FOUR-WEEK PERIOD ALONE AS JERSEY CITY’S SOHO LOFTS NEARS 60% LEASED

LobbySoho Lofts is setting the pace in Jersey City’s flourishing rental market having achieved a level of leasing velocity not seen on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast in recent memory.

In fact, the industrial-inspired community recently experienced an enormous surge in activity  that netted nearly 80 homes reserved in a four-week period alone — remarkable rental volume that’s typically only witnessed during a grand opening phase, reports its developer Manhattan Building Company.  The impressive rush in interest has propelled the collection of 377 loft-style apartments towards the notable mark of almost 60% leased in the first four months of availability.

Manhattan Building Company introduced Soho Lofts to the public in mid-November, delivering luxury apartments with some of the largest floorplans in Hudson County and an exciting mix of resort-inspired indoor and outdoor amenities.  Soho Lofts is the next chapter in the incredible success story being written within the SoHo West Community (south of Hoboken, west of New York City), a new neighborhood concept that’s brought upscale rental buildings and a diverse mix of shops, services and conveniences to Jersey City’s Hoboken border.

“While we certainly expected Soho Lofts to be well-received, the incredible demand since first launching this property has exceeded our most optimistic projections,” says Louis Mont, COO of locally-based Manhattan Building Company.  “To lease so many homes — and so quickly — in what is still an emerging location speaks volumes about the value and appeal being offered at Soho Lofts.  The well-designed apartments, full suite of amenities, and supportive street-level retail have clearly created the kind of desirable urban lifestyle experience today’s renters seek.”

The heightened pace at Soho Lofts has prompted the developer to commence pre-leasing for select apartments in its 14-story west tower.   To preview these homes, interested prospects can call 201-268-7586 and schedule an appointment to tour. Continue reading

Fall In Love at One Park Condos in Cliffside Park with Valentine’s Special Pricing Incentive

Every now and then, JCFYI likes to look outside of Jersey City to see what’s exciting in nearby neighborhoods. This is one of those days …

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Sophisticated homebuyers have yet another reason to “Come Fall In Love” with the luxury homes at One Park in Cliffside Park this February.

Developer DMG Investments has introduced a limited-time incentive which provides special pricing on select one, two, three, and four bedroom condominium at the upscale 14-story Bergen County building.  In honor of Valentine’s Day and available throughout the month, the sweetheart of a deal is a rare opportunity when purchasing at one of the New Jersey Gold Coast’s hottest new residential addresses.  Homes offered in the incentive range from 752 square feet to a sprawling 1,632 square feet.  Each residence includes a private outdoor balcony.

“One Park has been admired by homebuyers from both sides of the Hudson River for a high level of elegance that extends from its lavish homes and notable glass curtain exterior to its world-class amenities and incredible New York City views,” says Stella Liu, Marketing Director for DMG Investments.  “We’re now providing a chance to turn that affection into reality with month-long special pricing that’s sure to capture the attention of interested prospects.”

For additional information on the special incentive and applicable homes, please contact the Sales Gallery at 201-633-7600. Continue reading

SOCIALLY-INFUSED INDOOR AMENITIES DEBUT AT SOHO LOFTS RENTAL COMMUNITY IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY

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Developer Manhattan Building Company has officially unveiled a package of forward-thinking, world-class amenities at Soho Lofts, a new collection of 377 apartment homes in Jersey City’s fast evolving SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City) Community.

Designed to provide renters a socially-infused urban lifestyle, the professionally-decorated communal spaces radiate a chic and trendy feel that’s on par with fashionable resort destinations and designer five-star hotels.  Found within the industrial-inspired community are contemporary lounges, including a retro arcade, gaming areas and tech lounge, fully-equipped demonstration kitchen and private party room, surround sound media room and private conference rooms, children’s playroom, dog grooming suites, state-of-the-art fitness center with ten-person sauna and indoor/outdoor yoga room.

The full-service resident experience at Soho Lofts is further enhanced by attended valet parking and 24-hour concierge in its magnificent and soaring two-story lobby. Continue reading

VANTAGE IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY HITS NOTABLE LEASING MILESTONE

Vantage Building RenderingMore Than 50% of the Upscale Apartment at the 45-Story Rental Building Have Been Reserved

Vantage, the upscale 45-story rental building in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor North, recorded impressive rental velocity in 2017 and has entered the New Year having surpassed an important leasing milestone.

Fisher Development Associates recently announced more than 50% of the 448 luxury apartment homes at the Hudson River waterfront building have been leased.   The developer, along with exclusive marketing and leasing agent, The Marketing Directors, achieved the impressive mark in the first five months of availability.

The notable achievements do not end there.  More than 300 residents have now moved into Vantage, transitioning the building into a vibrant and lively residential address and cementing its status as one of the hottest new rental buildings along the New Jersey Gold Coast.

“The demand at Vantage has been steady since we first introduced the property to the public,” said Fisher Development Associates’ Principal Brian Fisher. “This landmark residential building has quickly made a name for itself with renters from both sides of the Hudson River who want upscale high-rise living in a commuter-friendly location.  They’ve responded strongly to our spacious and modern homes, full package of world-class amenities and one-of-a-kind waterfront views.” Continue reading

KRE turns its focus to next phase of high-profile Journal Squared project

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Jonathan Kushner, president of Kushner Real Estate Group — Photo by Jeffrey Vock for Real Estate NJ

By Joshua Burd – Kushner Real Estate Group is set to begin construction on the second of three residential towers at its Journal Squared project in Jersey City, following the success of a first phase that has leased nearly all of its 538 apartments in less than a year.

Set to rise 71 stories, the second luxury tower will be the tallest of the three and is slated for completion by spring 2021, KRE Group President Jonathan Kushner said. It will deliver 704 new units to the now fast-growing Journal Square neighborhood, along with some 60,000 square feet of new amenity space that will be open to all residents of the complex.

It is another milestone for a project that has brought new attention to Jersey City’s onetime commercial epicenter, anchored by the Journal Square PATH station, and KRE Group, which saw the area’s potential more than a decade ago when it began to assemble the site.

Continue reading at RE-NJ.com

GULL’S COVE II SURPASSES 75% AND $60 MILLION IN PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALES

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Gull’s Cove II, the luxury condominium building rising in the Liberty Harbor North neighborhood of Downtown Jersey City, has surpassed $60 million in pre-construction sales, with more than 75% of the building’s 107 units under contract.

With construction of the new nine-story building nearing completion, initial occupancy is scheduled for this fall.

Gull’s Cove II follows the successful sell-out of the residential property’s first phase of 322 condominiums.  The two phases are connected by a ground-level row of public retail and private amenities.

“In a City still dominated by rental product, Gull’s Cove has consistently appealed to those residents from both sides of the river looking to purchase a new-construction, luxury condominium in an amenity-rich building,” said Art Johnson, Vice President of Liberty Harbor North LLC, Gull’s Cove’s developer.  “The success of the first phase, the fact that we can start moving buyers in this fall, and a dearth of new-construction, for-sale product in Downtown Jersey City have all helped drive sales velocity at Gull’s Cove II.” Continue reading

View from the Top

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It would be difficult to find a better view of One World Trade Center than from the top of Ironstate Development’s Urby, Jersey City’s newest skyscraper. It stands 713 feet tall, making it the tallest residential building in New Jersey. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)

via NJ.com – Have you ever wondered what the views are like from the top of Jersey City’s newest high-rises?

Well, wonder no longer. For a story on the city’s skyscrapers, The Jersey Journal sent photographers to the tops of some of the newest additions to the city’s skyline to document the views that normally only the buildings’ penthouse residents see.

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