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Keller Williams to have party for Hoboken NJ Realty Office Opening

After around nine months of construction, top U.S. Realtor Keller Williams finally finished their big Hoboken office at 1st & Washington Streets. And guess what? They’re having a big party tonight. I bet the folks at Liberty Realty are shivering in their pants! Imagine a heavyweight like Keller Williams coming on your turf where you’ve been #1 for a long time? Read their presser below…

Keller Williams Hoboken NJ KW City Life Grand Opening

Keller Williams City Life “Fabulous Launch Party”

Keller Williams to host a launch party for their Hoboken office including delicious local cuisine, jazz band and ribbon cutting ceremony with Hoboken “Mayor” Dawn Zimmer.

HOBOKEN, NJ – June 12, 2014- KW City Life Realty of Hoboken will be hosting their launch party on June 12, 2014 and already have much to be proud. The office was spearheaded by Renée Condon, a well-respected broker with 11 years of experience in Hudson County. Condon was also a resident of Hoboken for 20 years and a 2014 recipient for the NJAR® Distinguished Sales Award ™. Condon’s passion for her community and real estate inspired the inception of this office. She said, “We’re looking to positively change the way real estate is conducted in Hoboken and Jersey City. Keller Williams is the most forward thinking, innovative real estate company. Our focus is to help agents grow to their fullest potential so they may give the highest level of customer service for which Keller Williams is known.”

KW City Life Realty’s CEO and Team Leader Marybeth Tortoriello (a 10-year veteran of KW) has put together a proficient team of over 100 agents in the Hoboken and Jersey City offices. Tortoriello said, “I aspire to create an environment with a level of professionalism where growth is always encouraged. I always make sure that the Keller Williams culture of ethics, sharing, continuing education, and serving the community is at the base of all we do. And to provide the best customer service, we advocate solid relationships with our neighboring brokerages. In addition, Keller Williams provides a network of agents from a local to international level.”

Naturally the team at KW City Life Realty is excited to celebrate and share the success that has come in these past few months and all the potential that lies ahead. The celebration will take place in their chic store front office on 100 Washington Street from 4:00pm-8:00pm. And true to Keller Williams fashion they will be going all out. There will be a variety of cuisine served from well-loved and neighboring restaurants, a jazz band and even a cameo from Hoboken “Mayoral Actress” Dawn Zimmer at the ribbon cutting.

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AVENUE Residential

AVENUE Residential – Hoboken, NJ – 50 Harrison Street

You know how many Realtors are grabbing prominent “retail” spots on Washington Street? You ever wonder if in today’s ubiquitous age of the “interwebs,” that maybe those costly high-rent places are no longer a necessity? Well, Kristin Ehrgott didn’t think so either – and opened up a semi “virtual” Real Estate office AVENUE Residential over in the back corner of town at 50 Harrison Street.

Perhaps this is the start of a new trend that will bring interesting (cultural, unique, diverse) shops back to our “main street?”

AVENUE Residential Hoboken NJ 50 Harrison Street

New Hoboken Real Estate Brokerage promises a better consumer experience

Nearly 96% of homebuyers start their search online and home ownership with a sense of community is their primary focus. A local real estate office has recently opened its doors with this trend in mind.

AVENUE Residential provides their representatives with the technology, resources and support necessary to provide a better consumer experience. AVENUE has launched an advanced website with neighborhood centric search capabilities, even luxury building specific pages for those that have identified their community of choice.

Principal Broker, Kristin Ehrgott, explains how AVENUE is different; “We set out to do better, a more refined approach that is usually reserved for the elite, high-net worth client. Our superior personalized service made accessible to all of our valuable clients.” Ehrgott has quickly built a reputation for representing celebrities, professional athletes and corporate executives with listings and sales at the most prestigious luxury waterfront communities.

The firm currently represents exclusive listings at Maxwell Place for $2.28M, Gulls Cove for $1.28M and Portofino for $889,000. Agents currently work out of Mission 50, a co-working space in Hoboken’s downtown. “Mission 50 and AVENUE have shared philosophies,” Ehrgott says, “both companies believe in collaboration and breaking the traditional mold of the way business is done.” Ehrgott plans to open an additional space this summer in the quickly growing North West redevelopment area of town. “I believe in supporting communities and helping them to flourish first hand,” she says, “it’s exciting and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

1025 Maxwell Lane Hoboken NJ AVENUE Residential

After years with a national real estate brand Ehrgott grew frustrated with antiquated policies and methods that hinder the consumer experience and discourage agent motivation and profitability. “Fact is, we have access to the same resources offered by the national firms but we’re able to create a superior experience through a more effective and personalized approach,” says Christopher Poreda, Managing Director at AVENUE. Poreda comes from a background in International consulting and efficiency audit for PWC and C-level executive recruitment; naturally his role includes business development and staff management.

Ehrgott’s focus is on growing strategic partnerships with real estate developers, architects, commercial and residential brokers across the country to help support and grow business for her agents. “Our agents are our focus,” she explain, “by providing our representatives with the technology, resources and support they need, ultimately they are able to better serve their clients which results in a reputation that excels above our competition.”

Description: Realtor, Real Estate Office, etc.
Address: 50 Harrison Street, PH455, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)205-2161
Email: KE@AVENUERESIDENTIAL.COM
Online: avenueresidential.com

Where is this Hoboken owl?

Another Hoboken Owl you’ve probably never seen

Another Hoboken where is this? entry today!

There are many owl statues in Hoboken. But unless it’s on Facebook, most people are probably unaware of that. Can you guess where this fella is?

Where is this Hoboken Owl

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Bijou proposal at 7th & Monroe

Do you want parks or full lot coverage at 630 Monroe?

5/14/2014 10pm Update:

Here’s a quick update to the 630 Monroe / 700 Monroe proposal in Hoboken. An key element to note is – see what the developer has already approved (as of right). They can break ground tomorrow – and start building a 10 story project at 700 Monroe, and build a cookie-cutter 4 story at 630 Monroe. No open space. No free public gymnasium/event space.

That they want to give the community some of what is lacking is quite admirable in fact. Look at many of the 4 – 5 story properties uptown (near and around Shoprite). Those developers gave nothing back.

But in this case – a “trade off” is necessary to reach certain goals.

630 Monroe 700 Monroe zoning approval Hoboken NJ Bijou Properties

New development coming near 7th & Monroe in Hoboken

5/14/2014 6am:

700 Monroe Update Bijou Hoboken NJAs a right, property owners in Hoboken (like Bijou Properties in this case), can technically build whatever existing zoning rules allow them to. Without public input or feedback. As far as we know, the two properties at 7th street at Monroe street are currently zoned 14 stories on the north side, and 4 stories on the south side (the Pino site).

The developer can build with full lot coverage, no parks, no public space if they so desired. In other words, the same cookie-cutter look that exists elsewhere in the city. Have you seen those “college dorm like” buildings up by Shoprite? With minimal retail life (currently vacant)?

However, in this circumstance, Bijou did a little out of the box thinking. Because there is a “park / pavillion” scheduled to be built in the parking lot behind the Monroe Center, a 14 story building would essentially make that area “semi-private,” and concealed from sun and “openness.” There are also already approvals for up to two more 14 story buildings on the extreme western edge of the Monroe Center.

So what they’re proposing is to DONATE the north side of 7th Street as park space, as well as an acre on the Pino side – along with an indoor public “athletic” facility, that can serve multiple purposes. (meetings, events, kids recreation). This amounts to nearly a $10 million dollar free donation to the city and public.

In exchange – Bijou wants to build a “condensed” 14 story building on the north half of the Pino site instead. The building would also be LEED Gold, which minimizes the impact on crumbling city infrastructure. You can see the latest rendering below.

Bijou Properties 700 Monroe Project Hoboken NJ proposed

Two public meetings to discuss Bijou plans at 7th & Monroe

To open the lines of communication with the public, Bijou is holding to public meetings this week at the Jubilee Center at 6th & Jackson Streets. Tomorrow, Thursday, May 15th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, May 17th from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Note that without any public input or further zoning approvals – they could simply just build the layout all the way to the lot line.

I’d suspect that the public would prefer the extra open space and learn to accept the taller building with a smaller (“eco friendly”) footprint.

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Citiscape Development project downtown

Citiscape Luxury Apartments in Hoboken, NJ – Fall 2014 Occupancy

Update! For those wondering what the SW quadrant of Hoboken is shaping up to be like – take a look at the rendering below. This is the new Citiscape development currently under construction at Newark & Monroe Streets.

The building topped out last month (i.e., the “structure” is complete), and is on it’s way to becoming a dozen luxury apartments (condos – NOT rentals).

Judging by the lot size and number of stories – these appear to be rather lofty spaces, probably suited for bigger families.

Certainly an upgrade from the previous lot, do you think this “ups the ante” in this neighborhood?

Citiscape Development Hoboken NJ

Description: Apartment building
Address: Monroe & Newark Street
Phone: 201-659-8891
Website: citiscapedevelopment.com (under construction)

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300 Washington – When?

When will 300 Washington be built in Hoboken?

Over two years ago, a raging fire essentially destroyed the historical building located at 300 Washington Street. It’s been an empty lot since they demolished it.

However, the Architects over at Minervini Vandermark have had the design of the replacement structure (which has apparently been “approved” by City Hall) sitting on the shelf for a while.

When will they start building it to restore the look of this neighborhood? Is the fact that nothing has happened yet a sign of upcoming economic stress for our area?

Below is a superimposed image of what the spot would look like once built. What do you think of this design? Or should they have tried replicating the building that perished?

Minervini Vandermark Architecture 300 Washington Street Hoboken NJ