Real Estate and Development

The NJEDA plays an important role in implementing major real estate development projects for established companies and governmental or not-for-profit organizations throughout New Jersey. In fact, since 1979, we’ve developed over 10 million square feet of new and renovated space valued at more than $1.5 billion. So if you’re a company needing facilities for research, manufacturing, or distribution; a developer of a project in one of these three sectors, or any commercial project in an urban location; or a public or not-for-profit entity requiring new or renovated facilities, the NJEDA can help turn your plans into reality.

New Jersey has always been one of the premier research areas in the United States and is home to many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The NJEDA has developed and continues to implement special economic development initiatives in urban aid municipalities and targeted industries, including technology and life sciences. And, in an effort to stimulate the expansion of these industries, New Jersey has created three Innovation Zones or “technology neighborhoods” where academic and research institutions can work with companies to develop and market new products or services while enjoying certain financial incentives and other benefits. The NJEDA’s goal is to anchor each of the zones with a state-of-the-art technology center, offering companies opportunities to lease office, wet and dry laboratory and production space at attractive rents.

With our full array of tools, ranging from site solutions to project financing and full-service real estate development, we can help implement real estate projects that advance the State’s economic development objectives. The NJEDA’s goal isn’t to compete with private developers. Instead, we look for opportunities to collaborate with the private sector and to trail-blaze locations and sectors in need of private investment.

Services & capabilities

Stranded assets repositioning investmentS

As economic and work trends have evolved in recent years, supporting viable commercial and mixed-use development is essential to creating sustainable and equitable growth. Through the creation of a $25 million Stranded Assets Repositioning Investment, the NJEDA adds to its suite of resources and allows NJEDA to directly invest in long vacant or abandoned properties such as malls, office buildings, and corporate campuses, turning them into vibrant community assets.


NJ State Office Building Projects

In partnership with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Property Management and Construction (DPMC), the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is constructing the new Taxation and Department of Health buildings with two new buildings in downtown Trenton.

Construction has begun on the new Department of Health Building at 55 Willow Street, between West Hanover St. and Capitol St. Construction of the new Taxation Building has begun, just in front of the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Building at 3 John Fitch Way.

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Located in the heart of New Jersey’s “Research Corridor” the 50-acre research park is designed to meet the research, manufacturing and office needs of entrepreneurial startups, to emerging research companies, large established corporations in the bioscience and pharmaceutical industries.

The New Jersey Bioscience Center is home to the Incubator and Step-Out Labs of North Brunswick and consists of almost 300,000 S.F. of lab and office space with over $70 million invested in facilities and improvements including a shared conference facility.

The New Jersey Wind port

The New Jersey Wind Port is a purpose-built development project that is positioning New Jersey as a
hub for the US offshore wind industry.

The port offers an unrivaled combination of:

  • Purpose-built marshalling Heavy-lift wharfs and component laydown areas
  • Open access to the Atlantic Ocean (free of vertical restrictions)
  • Short steaming distances to more than 50 percent of US offshore wind lease areas
  • Access to a highly skilled trades and technical work force

The New Jersey Wind Port will support up to 1,500 manufacturing, assembly, and operations jobs. Construction of the port began in 2021 and is setting a new standard for minority-,veteran-, and women-owned business inclusion in contracting, as well as establishing a diversity target for construction workers at the site of 18% minority workers and 7% women workers.

Service and capabilities

Land Assemblage

The location of an office building, university complex, performing arts facility, etc. can be vital, not only to the project’s success, but also to its impact on a community. The NJEDA’s assistance in land acquisition has been essential to the advancement of many urban projects throughout the State. We can help assemble property for public purposes and for certain economic development projects where the need to gain site control at a specific location is critical to a project’s implementation.

Development and Construction

In addition to its land acquisition capabilities, the NJEDA is unique among public agencies in New Jersey because it has the ability to design, finance, construct, and manage projects for public and private-sector clients, either for lease or on a build to suit basis. Projects developed by the NJEDA can enjoy favorable tax and regulatory treatment, as well as attractive occupancy costs.

Typically, projects must fall into one of these categories:

  • Urban commercial development
  • Technology and life sciences, especially those located in the Newark, Camden and Greater New Brunswick Innovation Zones
  • Projects that create, attract or retain high-wage jobs in high-growth sectors of the State’s economy
  • Projects undertaken for public or not-for-profit sector clients


Thank you for your interest in bidding opportunities with the NJEDA (Authority).  

The Authority currently partners with the State of New Jersey and uses their vendor eProcurement Portal Database (NJSTART) to help identify potential vendors. 

When seeking potential bidders for various procurements, the NJEDA will often refer to NJSTART to help identify registered businesses for designated goods and services.  

To ensure your company can be considered on designated bids and request for quotes, we are encouraging vendors to register their company with NJSTART at
NJSTART is designed to streamline the procurement process and make it more efficient for companies looking to do business with the State. NJSTART provides vendors with the opportunity to create their own vendor files, identify relevant commodity codes, designate Small, Women, Minority, Veteran-Owned Business Certification and upload designated compliance and other applicable documents.  NJSTART will be used by the State of NJ, in addition to other State Agencies and Authorities, to obtain lists of potential bidders.
The NJEDA attempts, but does not guarantee, to provide NJSTART registered firms with an email notice of bidding opportunities, related to the commodity codes currently identified in the database. 

The NJEDA will continue to post new bidding opportunities on our website at  

Vendors are encouraged to regularly check our website for new bidding opportunities.  (Please note that NJEDA bidding opportunities will not be posted on NJSTART).
Should you need additional information, please contact Theresa Graham at (609) 858-6652 or
Thank you for your interest in doing business with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

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LEasing Opportunities Contacts

For information about The Incubator at North Brunswick and Step-Out-Labs at North Brunswick, contact:

Lenzie Harcum
New Jersey Bioscience Center
+1 732-839-1881

For leasing information on the New Jersey Bioscience Center buildings 2-5 and Build-to-Suit opportunities contact:

Jim Medenbach
Exclusive Leasing Broker, JLL
+1 973-939-3909

For information on other opportunities at the New Jersey Bioscience Center, contact:

Juan Burgos
Director – RE Development & Finance, NJEDA
+1 609-858-6880