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
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
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.