Essex & Crane by Vermella in Orange reaches leasing milestone in just 3 months

Russo Development and Dinallo Construction Corp. celebrate district redevelopment success

Essex & Crane by Vermella is currently 60% leased just three months after opening for leasing in May.

The luxury property by Russo Development and Dinallo Construction Corp. is one of the largest and most amenity-rich apartment communities in Orange and on the Interstate 280 corridor. When fully complete, Essex & Crane will consist of another phase that just kicked off construction, situated directly adjacent to the Orange New Jersey Transit Train Station.

The project is the third residential partnership between Russo Development and Dinallo Construction Corp. The Russo and Dinallo teams worked closely with Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and his administration to bring the highest level of rental residences to the Main Street District.

“The demand for luxury living with the ease of commuting has been central to the success of Essex & Crane. Bringing our Vermella brand to Orange not only encapsulates Mayor Warren’s vision of the Main Street Redevelopment Area — but the pace of leasing also demonstrates that we are offering a home that fits people’s lifestyles that has not yet been available in the area,” Adam Pasternack, president of Russo Property Management, said.

Essex & Crane, Russo’s signature “By Vermella” property, features 23,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities including outdoor terraces, gaming, grilling stations, state-of-the-art fitness center, club room, secure private off-street parking and outdoor fire pits.

Just footsteps away from the New Jersey Transit Orange Train Station, Essex & Crane residents have direct access to Newark Penn Station or Midtown Manhattan in just 30 minutes. The transit-oriented development is also just off I-280, Route 21, the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, which appeals to commuters who use private transportation methods, as well as travelers who need quick access to Newark Liberty International Airport.

The property offers studios, one-bedroom, spacious two- and three-bedroom floorplans with gourmet kitchens, energy efficient appliances complemented by custom cabinets, modern black hardware, quartz countertops and contemporary backsplashes. Leasing activity indicates that two-bedrooms are of specific interest to new residents not only because of the ample space, which can function as a home office or a bonus space, but the ease of commute and convenience of the location for residents who operate on a hybrid work schedule.

All apartment homes have 9-foot ceilings, ample closet space, in-home washer-dryers and convenient smart locks. In addition to the luxury-living lifestyle, Russo also integrated the latest sound-mitigation technology to ensure a quiet living experience for its residents. The community features secure access and 24-hour security monitoring and surveillance, giving residents a secure peace of mind.