Approximately 2.0 million square feet of leases were signed in the Northern and Central New Jersey office market during the second quarter, which represented a slight improvement from the 1.4 million square feet of leasing transactions in early 2017.
Despite this uptick, leasing volume remained below the 3.2 million square feet averaged quarterly in 2016.
Nearly two-thirds of leasing activity witnessed in the Northern and Central New Jersey office market since the beginning of 2016 was focused in three key business sectors: banking/financial services, pharma/life sciences and information/technology.
While banking/financial services and pharma/life sciences have historically accounted for a large portion of office tenant demand, the information/technology
Big–box e-commerce requirements remain strong in New Jersey as Amazon.com, Blue Apron and Wayfair leased New Jersey’s largest availabilities. As a result of this demand, absorption skyrocketed in the second quarter of 2016, and is expected to continue at its current pace through the rest of the year.