BNE Real Estate hosts Chatham officials to celebrate grand opening of Ivy project

Chatham municipal officials and other local dignitaries joined principals from BNE Real Estate Group on Tuesday to officially open the Ivy, a brand-new rental community in historic Morris County borough.

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting signaled the launch of leasing at the new community, which is located at 2 River Road, just minutes away from Chatham’s downtown and train station.

The highly anticipated development offers 245 residences accompanied by more than 34,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities.

The homes are offered at monthly rents starting from the $3,300s, and immediate occupancy is available.

“From the very inception of this development in this exceptional Chatham location, BNE set out to surpass all expectations. Today, as we stand in this remarkable building, I am confident that we have achieved just that,” Jonathan Schwartz, partner at BNE Real Estate Group, said. “We have collaborated with top talent partners and customized every element to ensure that the Ivy will not only offer an unparalleled residential experience, but will also serve as a symbol of elegance, sophistication and a commitment to enhancing the traditions of this well-established community.”

The Ivy is an architecturally distinct building designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, with interiors curated in partnership by Miami-based ID & Design International and Chicago-based Mary Cooke Associates. BNE said the design draws inspiration from Chatham’s refined lifestyle as well as five-star resorts from around the world, effortlessly combining sophistication with comfort to appeal to discerning residents’ tastes and preferences.

“Today marks a significant milestone for Chatham as we welcome the Ivy, a distinguished addition to our residential landscape,” Chatham Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz said. “This sophisticated rental community not only reflects the appeal of our borough, but also symbolizes a commitment to elevating the living experience for our residents. BNE Real Estate Group has been an outstanding partner throughout this journey, delivering an exceptional new purpose for a previously underutilized property. We look forward to the positive impact this development will have on our town.”

Debuting with an elegant collection of one- and two-bedroom floor plans, with select premium homes offering additional den space, the Ivy’s upscale finishes and appointments include 9- to 12-foot ceilings, luxury plank flooring and designer kitchens with Quartz countertops, polished tile backsplashes, stainless-steel appliances, wine refrigerators and gas ranges. Well-appointed baths are adorned with full-height tiled wet walls and offer shaker vanities, tiled floors, linen storage and frameless shower doors in select residences.

At the Ivy, multiseasonal amenity spaces allow residents to indulge in a lifestyle of convenience with access to 24/7 concierge service, a versatile coworking lounge featuring private offices, a resident coffee bar, smart vending café and complimentary shuttle service to the nearby train station. A state-of-the-art fitness center comes equipped with a dedicated yoga studio and virtual fitness technology, while a welcoming resident lounge awaits, complete with a private dining room and attached catering kitchen.

Entertainment options are abundant, including a media screening room and a game lounge that boasts an inviting resident bar, billiards, shuffleboard and more, while multiple card/poker rooms provide social gathering spaces. The Ivy also offers two multisport simulator lounges, ensuring recreational offerings for golf lovers and beyond. Families will appreciate the dedicated children’s playroom, and pampered pets will enjoy the convenience of an on-site pet spa.

Outdoors, residents will discover 18,000 square feet of paradise spanning three courtyards, and featuring a refreshing swimming pool, private cabanas, firepits, private barbecue dining areas, an outdoor movie lawn and a covered outdoor lounge designed for year-round enjoyment.