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Ironstate Development Corp.
Longtime Hoboken and Jersey City developer has exciting projects in Newark and Montclair.
Adenah Bayoh and Cos.
Her variety of interests (restaurants, housing) — and efforts in a variety of underserved communities — make her a regular on these lists and an inspiration to others.
Founder & chair
Longtime developer, business leader and philanthropist remains as busy as ever, as recent groundbreaking for freezer warehouse in Elizabeth illustrates.
Omar Boraie; Wasseem Boraie
Chairman; Vice president
New Brunswick-based firm is steady and precise in all of its projects.
Founder & CEO
Industry veteran ensuring company remains active in various parts of the state.
Ed Cohen; Gene Diaz
Prism Capital Partners
Involved in a lot of areas, but ON3 project remains the major focus.
Mack-Cali Realty Corp.
She says she’s not in the job for the long haul — but that doesn’t mean she won’t make some major moves.
Jimmy Hanson; Jon Hanson
CEO; Founder & chairman
The Hampshire Cos.
One of the first families of the real estate scene continues to take on projects of all sizes.
Massive legal battle over mixed-use project at Journal Square is finally over.
Kushner Real Estate Group
KRE is active everywhere, proving it is comfortable in both urban and suburban settings.
Senior vice president
A prolific developer, he’s a no-brainer for lists such as these.
Jamie LeFrak; Harrison LeFrak
After three-plus decades, Jamie and Harrison LeFrak are leading Newport into its next phase, furthering the LeFrak and Simon vison of creating a world-class mixed-use community that is vibrant and diverse.
Bridge Development Partners
Continues to be the top industrial developer in the area, dominating the hottest sector of the industry.
Founder and managing partner
Vision Real Estate Partners
Longtime, prolific suburban developer in Morris County started to unveil some of its urban efforts with 1776 on the Green earlier this year.
Partnership in casino project in Long Island is just the latest venture for a developer who always is on the lookout for new opportunities.
Chairman & CEO
Neu is actively speaking out on more issues (including a need for businesses to support sustainability efforts) while her Kearny Point project adjusts to pandemic workplace needs.
Founder and CEO
Recent groundbreaking of M Station project in Morristown shows SJP remains a driving force in the office market.
He is doing projects with many of the developers on this list — commercial and residential — which is just one of the reasons he has the biggest multifamily pipeline in state.
John Saraceno (T-#21); Jonathan Schultz (T-#21)
Some firms pulled back during COVID-19; Onyx is moving forward in a big way.
Chair & CEO
Firm dominates Asbury Park, spearheading an economic renaissance that is helping to accelerate investment across the entire city.
Viewed as an inspiration for women in the business, and a thought leader, but her work — such as the Element in Red Bank — speaks for itself.
Longtime leader in the warehouse and e-commerce sectors continues to set the pace in the state.
Veteran developer continues to be active across the state. Projects like Somerville Station show Zucker’s depth beyond the landmark Bell Works.