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With leasing underway for 235 Grand and initial occupancy taking place, development partners Ironstate Development Company and KRE Group have released the first photos of the collection of residences at the new 46-story luxury rental building in Downtown Jersey City.

Envisioned by internationally-renowned Bentel & Bentel, the 549 studio-to-two-bedroom homes feature light-filled living spaces with 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 range from $2,670 for studios, from $2,855 for one-bedroom residences and from $4,825 for two-bedroom homes, with one month free on a 13-month lease. The Marketing Directors is the exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

Beyond the luxurious homes, 235 Grand offers a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities, including 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.

Designed by HLW International, 235 Grand soars 46 stories into the downtown Jersey City skyline, granting residents spectacular views of Manhattan, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

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 restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, parks and public transportation.  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.

For more information on 235 Grand, call (201) 613-9235 or visit The Leasing Office is currently located at 225 Grand, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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

About Kushner Real Estate Group

Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, KRE Group is one of the largest privately held diversified real estate companies in New Jersey. It owns and manages more than 6,000,000 square feet of office, warehouse and retail space. It also has a multi-family portfolio which exceeds 9,000 existing apartments, with an additional 7,000 in various stages of approval and construction. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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. Headquartered in New York with offices and sales and rental teams active across North America, The Marketing Directors has helped its clients successfully sell-out hundreds of new developments accounting for $30 billion in collective sales.



Having just recently launched leasing earlier this Summer, The Enclave is quickly gaining recognition as Jersey City’s hottest new rental destination with over 65% of its residences already spoken for. But to developers BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company and McKinney Properties, the community’s early success is no surprise.

Citi Bike“We tailored every aspect of this building to suit the needs and wants of our urban renters, sparing no detail in creating a place of connection,” said Jonathan Schwartz, partner at BNE. “From our apartments to our amenities to the many transportation options offered through our newly-launched partnership with Lyft and Citi Bike, our residents are at the center of all that’s happening throughout our surrounding neighborhood.”

Lyft, a transportation network, recently announced its partnership with The Enclave as the community’s official transportation partner. Well known for its ridesharing services, the company recently expanded into the world of bikeshare through its acquisition of Motivate, the firm behind NYC’s Citi Bike. Today, Enclave residents can take advantage of a multitude of transportation options via the community’s designated Lyft pick-up area and neighboring Citi Bike station, in addition to its complimentary shuttle service to-and-from the Hoboken PATH.

With over 50 stations throughout Jersey City, Citi Bike is a fast-growing transportation option for local residents to quickly and affordably get around town or to the PATH train.  An annual membership costs $169 per year for 365 days of unlimited, 45-minute rides throughout Jersey City and New York. Citi Bike is also now conveniently available within the Lyft app, where a single 30-minute trip can be purchased with a few taps for only $3 — no separate account required.

“Our partnerships with residential properties allow us to expand service and ensure people in the Jersey City community have access to our reliable, multimodal transportation options,” said Eric Plummer, Market Manager of Lyft New Jersey. “We’re excited to be able to offer a seamless experience for residents at The Enclave by providing access to both rideshare and Citi Bike within the Lyft app.”

Located at 675 Monmouth Street in one of Jersey City’s hottest new neighborhoods, The Enclave features 260 luxury apartments and more than 40,000 square feet of resort-style amenities.  An abundance of outdoor space is highlighted by an expansive rooftop terrace featuring a swimming pool, private BBQ areas, outdoor bar and a fire pit – all set against the dazzling Manhattan skyline backdrop.  The pet-friendly building also features a dog run and spa, multiple entertainment lounges, an arcade/game room, co-working spaces and conference room, children’s imagination room with connected outdoor play area, and a Zen garden.  Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a state-of-the art fitness center with virtual fitness programs, spin room, indoor/outdoor yoga areas, private massage room and resident locker rooms. Covered parking, bike storage and resident storage are available on-site.

The Enclave Exterior

Residents also enjoy 24-hour concierge, Amazon package lockers, and pet concierge services through Bark Building. The building is surrounded by outdoor landscaped open space and pedestrian plazas, while two new public parks created by the development partners are nearing completion and will feature a children’s playground and dog park.

The Enclave’s collection of stylish apartments ranges from studios to two-bedroom residences, with select homes offering private balconies.  Design-driven living spaces include nine-foot ceiling heights, crisp, white quartz countertops, modern stainless-steel appliances, in-home washer/dryers, and custom modular closets.  Net monthly rents start from the $2,400s, with a limited-time offer of one month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

“The Enclave’s convenient commuter location, proximity to all that Hoboken and Downtown Jersey City have to offer and an amenity-rich lifestyle have quickly resonated with renters from both sides of the Hudson River,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.”

For additional information and to schedule a private tour of The Enclave, please visit, or call 833-292-5351.  The building’s leasing and model center is open daily and is located at 675 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310.




High-Rise Building to Feature 448 Modern Apartments Overlooking Liberty State Park, the Statue of Liberty and Downtown Manhattan


A nearly-completed 45-story residential tower in downtown Jersey City now has a name and a launch timeline.  Fisher Development Associates has chosen the name Vantage for its striking new glass curtain wall building and announced a late spring opening for the property’s 448 modern rental residences.  The developer has also launched a teaser website at and tapped Manhattan-based The Marketing Directors to oversee the building’s leasing program.  Vantage has been designed by S9 Architecture.

Vantage Building RenderingLocated at 33 Park View Avenue adjacent to Jersey City’s charming Paulus Hook and Van Vorst neighborhoods and minutes from Manhattan via PATH and ferry service, Vantage will feature spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom residences with floor-to-ceiling glass windows to maximize sweeping views of the Hudson River, Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.  Residents will also enjoy a full suite of indoor and outdoor social and recreational amenities, including a 24-hour Concierge, outdoor zero entry swimming pool and a cyber café.  Homes are expected to be initially priced from $2,115.

Vantage will officially open with an onsite leasing center and fully-furnished model apartments.  Additional details will be revealed on the website in the coming weeks.

Prospective renters can be placed on a VIP Wait List by visiting or calling 201-333-1222.

KRE President Jonathan Kushner to Join Panel at New Jersey Mega Multifamily Forum

jk-headshot-2013Jonathan Kushner, President of the Bridgewater-based KRE Group, will join a discussion panel of real estate experts from across the Garden State on Sept. 21st at the New Jersey Mega Multifamily Forum produced by Bisnow. The panel will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Liberty House Restaurant on Audrey Zapp Drive in Jersey City.

The panel will cover a wide variety of real estate development topics, including transit-oriented development, luxury apartment and condo communities rising in traditionally suburban towns, and the continued evolution of the Gold Coast. Panelists will discuss investment and development trends they see forming, and what they expect to see in 2017 and beyond.

“It is a pleasure to join a panel that already includes so many of our industry’s most successful and knowledgeable individuals,” Mr. Kushner said. “The New Jersey development market is incredibly active right now and there is a lot to discuss. I look forward to both contributing to the dialogue and learning from what my fellow panelists have to say.”

Mr. Kushner will enter the forum as one of the state’s most prolific residential developers in recent years. Just this month, KRE launched leasing of Hudson Lights, a 1 million square-foot mixed-use project in Fort Lee, NJ. In December, KRE will launch leasing of its highly anticipated Journal Squared community, which will ultimately deliver 1,838 luxury rental residences to the historic Journal Square neighborhood in Jersey City. KRE also broke ground this year on Rose Hall, a collection of 100 luxury rental residences rising near the train station in the Morris County town of Madison, NJ. KRE owns and operates residential properties throughout New Jersey, New York and eastern Pennsylvania, including multiple communities in Jersey City.

About The KRE Group

Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, KRE Group is one of the largest privately held diversified real estate companies in New Jersey.  It owns and manages more than 6,000,000 square feet of office, warehouse and retail space.  It also has a multi-family portfolio which exceeds 9,000 existing apartments, with an additional 7,000 in various stages of approval and construction. For more information, visit the company’s website at

@CurbedNY: 30+ developments transforming New Jersey’s Hudson River waterfront #jerseycity


New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast is booming with new residential development. Check out Curbed NY’s recently posted Hudson River waterfront development map to see where the Gold Coast’s most prominent multi-family buildings are rising.

With all the activity happening along the Manhattan side of the Hudson River—the World Trade Center, Hudson Yards, and the like—it can be easy to forget that there’s a slew of construction projects happening on the other side of the water.

But there is, in fact, a veritable building boom in New Jersey right now, particularly the stretch along the waterfront between Fort Lee (to the north) and Bayonne (on the southern end). The developments going up run the gamut from small rental buildings to the state’s soon-to-be-tallest skyscraper, and each will have a part in transforming the state in the next few years. Here, we’ve mapped more than 30 of those projects


#jerseycity: Popular alternative to Manhattan living @BrokersWeekly

jersey_city_from_a_helicopter-938x535Brokers Weekly’s Christian Brazil Bautista turns his gaze west to crunch the data and report on the popularity of JC living.

Feeling cramped in a New York City apartment? You may want to cross the Hudson River and relocate to Jersey City.

Jersey City, which is a hop and skip of a train ride away from New York City, is becoming an attractive landing site for Manhattan and Brooklyn defectors. According to the 2014 census, the area population was at 262,290 new in 2015. That amounts to a 6.7 percent jump compared to the population in 2010. The spike in the headcount amounts to the largest in the New Jersey over that time period, making the Jersey City the second most populous area in the state.

Read the full story HERE.

#Bergen-Lafayette Welcomes New Condos


via – The Whiton Street building that once housed All Saints School has been transformed into 25 condominiums in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city.

During a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, officials touted the new Saint Lofts, which brings four affordable housing units and 21 market rate condos to what they described as a thriving neighborhood.

Each of the 14-one bedroom and 11-two bedroom units have already been sold. Prices range from $114,000 to $400,000. The project, is a partnership between New Jersey Community Capital, City National Bank, and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Agency.

Additionally, the city provided $387,000 in Affordable Housing Trust Fund money.

As Time Goes By #jerseycity #then&now



JerseyDigs presents 10 interactive then & now photos of Jersey City skyline.

With unprecedented population growth, an influx of new shops and eateries, and endless construction, there’s no doubt Jersey City is changing quickly.

Nowhere else is this transformation more visible than the ever-changing skyline. Using Google Street View, RentCafe, a rental search engine, put together interactive before and after photos showing what a difference just 8 years made.


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Viaquenti Academy Students Get Up Close Look at Manhattan Building Company’s @CastIronLofts #jerseycity

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Fully adorned in hard hats and safety vests provided by Manhattan Building Company, students from Viaquenti Academy got a behind the scenes look at how a high-rise building comes to life when Louis Mont, Chief Operating Officer of the locally-based developer, toured a class through residential buildings in Jersey City’s SoHo West neighborhood.  Pre-school students looked the part of a development professional as they were taken through a completed building and one under construction to show what’s behind the walls of their home and explain the complete process of creating a new neighborhood, from the architecture and design to the construction that results in the finished product.   Students were allowed to touch and see various construction materials and learned more about building methods.  Viaquenti Academy is located 837 Jersey Avenue in Cast Iron Lofts I, the initial rental building developed by Manhattan Building Company in Jersey City’s SoHo West neighborhood.

Model of Economic Growth

2016-07-27_12-06-56via – It’s not always easy to find positive business news in New Jersey, what with our high taxes, political shenanigans and high cost of living. But when you need something to feel good about, our commercial real estate market is usually a dependable place to start.

Nowhere is that more true than Hudson County, which is increasingly finding itself the belle of the ball, with companies in New York City increasingly looking west as they consider their own real estate costs in Manhattan. It’s a fable we’ve long been told would come true someday, and while it’s too soon to say that day has come, the signs are very encouraging.

Take last week’s report from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which said surging demand was helping to put a dent in the vacancy rate, now south of 13 percent and with rising asking rents increasing to nearly $37 a square foot. That’s driven in no small part by proximity to mass transit in cities such as Hoboken and Jersey City, which are clearly driving the bus here, and we’ve got a preview of what they might offer in the future. Earlier this month, the Economic Development Authority awarded more than $80 million to companies to entice them to relocate to, or grow their operations in, Jersey City; the largest, Omnicom Group, would bring 415 full-time jobs across the river if the company decides to make the move. Meanwhile, accounting giant EY would get nearly $40 million if it moves a chunk of its operations from Times Square to River Street in Hoboken.

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