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Leasing Launches for Second Rental Phase at Centurion Union Center in Union County, NJ

Leasing is officially underway for the second phase of luxury rental residences at CENTURION Union Center, the highly popular mixed-use development that is fueling the transformation of Union Township’s re-imagined Union Center.

The boutique four-story building opens to the public with more than 30% of its 75 apartments already leased following a spirited pre-leasing period, reports LANDMARK., the community’s developer.

Ideally located at 945 Stuyvesant Avenue just steps from Union Center’s burgeoning downtown featuring restaurants, shops, and retail conveniences, the second phase of CENTURION Union Center offers one- and two-bedroom homes.  The residences are currently priced from $2,100 to $3,180 and are being offered with Grand Opening incentives that include up to two months free on a 26-month lease.  Homes are available for immediate occupancy.

The Marketing Directors, which executed the successful lease-up of the development’s first phase of 80 residences, is once again serving as the exclusive marketing and leasing agent.  The firm is welcoming prospective residents at CENTURION Union Center’s onsite leasing center and providing tours of its fully furnished models decorated by renowned interior designer Lita Dirks & Company.

“The pre-leasing activity we’ve experienced is a testament to how well CENTURION Union Center has been received by the public,” said Manny A. Fernandez, Founder of LANDMARK.  “We’ve created a sense of community here that is only getting stronger, and we look forward to welcoming our newest residents while also continuing to bolster Union Center.”

With a mix of stylish residences, modern amenities, retail services and streetscape improvements, CENTURION Union Center is helping to usher in a new era for Union Center that also includes new lifestyle offerings along Stuyvesant Avenue. 

“Many residents today seek a best-of-both worlds scenario where they can enjoy a downtown, walkable environment like Hoboken and Jersey City, but with more room and less congestion,” said Adrienne Albert, CEO of The Marketing Directors.  “CENTURION Union Center delivers.  Here, renters find an activity-rich, suburban-like setting alongside the conveniences, shops and services of city-centric living.”

Stylish Homes and Modern Amenities

Residences at CENTURION Union Center are lined with designer features and appointments, including nine-foot ceiling heights, wide wood-style plank flooring, vented in-home washer and dryers by GE, and open kitchens with full-size slate GE appliances, gas range stoves, island/peninsula workspaces and quartz countertops.  Luxurious baths are equipped with glass-enclosed showers, porcelain tile and polished chrome fixtures.

Design, function, and fun extend to CENTURION Union Center’s suite of modern amenities that enhances the lifestyle experience.  Coveted outdoor social spaces are highlighted by a stunning rooftop deck featuring stainless steel grills, dining areas, sundeck, lounge areas, bar with island seating and flat screen TVs.

Inside, there’s a clubroom with fireplace, kitchen, and seating area; resident lounge with billiards, a state-of-the-art fitness center, children’s playroom, and lobby coffee room/café. Residents will also appreciate the building’s concierge and premium package management services, dedicated onsite parking spaces, and 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, most of which has been leased by neighborhood shops and conveniences. 

Center Of It All

Union Center is quickly gaining momentum as a sought-after downtown setting with its unique character and streetscapes rooted in tradition and history.  Its small-town charm is evident in family-run dining staples like Cioffi’s, the famed Italian restaurant which opened over 40 years ago on Stuyvesant Avenue, as well locally owned ethnic eateries serving Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Columbian, Portuguese, Filipino and many other global cuisines.  Classic pubs and local boutiques also line the downtown streets. These established businesses have been joined by newer retailers such as Crow and the Coconut Yoga and B Fit n Focused Fresh Juices.

Commuting is a breeze from Union which lies at the crossroad of Routes 78 and 22 and the Garden State Parkway.  New Jersey Transit’s Union Station provides service to Newark Penn Station.  Buses to New York City depart just a quick walk from Centurion on Morris Avenue. 

Once completed CENTURION Union Center will add 236 new homes and approximately 27,000 square feet of retail space housed in four buildings to Union Center. 

For additional information on CENTURION Union Center and to schedule a visit to see the furnished model and amenity space, please visit www.LiveCENTURION.com or call 888-910-0975.   The onsite Leasing Center is located at 945 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union NJ.

99 Bridge To Debut Luxury Rental Living In Idyllic Suburb Of Old

First-Class, Amenity-Rich Rental Community Prepares to Launch Leasing in Convenient Middlesex County Setting

OLD BRIDGE, NJ – Developer dream team BNE Real Estate Group, LPZ and Sterling Properties are nearing completion of their newest luxury rental community, 99 Bridge, delivering a modern collection of rental residences with a full suite of lifestyle amenities to the well-connected Middlesex County township of Old Bridge, New Jersey later this summer.

The sophisticated one- and two-bedroom residences will feature spacious floor plans, open and bright living areas, and upscale finishes and appointments. Residents will also appreciate the building’s ultra-convenient location at 99 Old Amboy Road near Route 9, Route 18, and The Garden State Parkway.

Prospective renters are invited to join a waitlist to be among the first to learn about leasing opportunities at 99 Bridge by visiting www.Rent99Bridge.com.

“We’re just weeks away from opening the doors to 99 Bridge and showcasing all that this exceptional new living experience has to offer,” said Marc Pantirer, a Partner at BNE Real Estate Group. “We’ve witnessed the pent-up demand for amenity-rich, maintenance-free living in this area, and believe our modern residences, indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities, and easily accessible location will resonate with discerning residents.”

Stylish residences at 99 Bridge will feature nine-foot ceilings, chef-inspired kitchens with white quartz counters, espresso cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances, full height tiled baths, custom modular closets, and in-home washer & dryers. Select homes will offer private outdoor space.

Right at home, residents of 99 Bridge will enjoy access to a full suite of lifestyle amenities, highlighted by a two-story resident lounge, state-of-the-art fitness facilities with virtual training technology, a co-working lounge with private offices, a coffee bar, children’s playroom, pet spa, and more. Residents can also take advantage of an abundance of outdoor recreational areas, including a swimming pool, BBQs and dining areas, an outdoor bar with TV screening areas, lawn areas and fire pits. Additional conveniences include Amazon® package lockers, on-site parking and 24/7 onsite maintenance. The pet-friendly community also includes a dog run.

Situated on 40 square miles of land in southeastern Middlesex County, about 25 miles south of Manhattan, Old Bridge is a township of 65,000 residents with an attractive rural vibe and all the conveniences of a New York City bedroom community. Route 9, Route 18, and the Garden State Parkway run directly through the municipality and are easily accessible. The Jersey shore is about a 40-minute drive away. NJ TRANSIT and Academy Bus run commuter buses from the township daily. One of New Jersey’s outdoor gems, Cheesequake State Park, is located entirely within Old Bridge, home to a lake beach, kayak launches, picnic areas, hiking trails, campsites, and an interpretive center. Old Bridge Waterfront Park offers another taste of the great outdoors, with two new playgrounds, fishing piers, an environmental education trail and pristine views of Raritan Bay.

99 Bridge will open this August with brand new, furnished model residences and stylish amenities available for touring. To join the waitlist and be among the first to learn about leasing opportunities at once the community opens, visit www.Rent99Bridge.com.

Clarus Glen Ridge Luxury Rental Community to Open for Leasing in July

JMF Properties Brings Award Winning Clarus Brand to Quiet Borough of Glen Ridge, Just Steps from Downtown Montclair   

JMF Properties announced today that its newest residential community, Clarus Glen Ridge, is nearing completion, with a July grand opening expected. 

Located on Baldwin Avenue, just steps from downtown Montclair and NJ TRANSIT’s Bay Street train station, Clarus Glen Ridge will soon deliver a collection of 110 modern rental residences and lavish amenities to the desirable borough of Glen Ridge. Renters will enjoy the acclaimed “Clarus” lifestyle, an upscale brand created by JMF Properties Founder and Principal Joe Forgione that offers residents plush living spaces, exquisite finishes, and a curated collection of amenities that go above and beyond the industry standard for luxury and service. 

Prospective renters are invited to join the Clarus Glen Ridge wait list at www.ClarusGlenRidge.com. Those on the list will be among the first invited to take a private tour of the building and the first to receive information on the community’s generous grand opening prices. 

“We are excited to announce that we will soon be introducing a brand-new residential option to this charming, historic Essex County borough with the launch of leasing at Clarus Glen Ridge,” Mr. Forgione said. “Glen Ridge is the perfect location for the newest addition to our Clarus series of luxury rental properties. You can walk to shops, restaurants, parks, cultural attractions and mass-transit in downtown Montclair, but when you walk home you return to a quiet, relaxed suburban neighborhood, completely insulated from the hustle and bustle. A lot of thought went into customizing every single detail of this community and we are counting the days until we can officially announce its debut.” 

Clarus Glen Ridge was designed to provide its residents a luxury lifestyle experience that incorporates the best aspects of urban and suburban living. It will soon offer renters a selection of one- and two-bedroom residences with features that go well above and beyond what is typically offered in modern luxury rental communities.  

JMF’s elevated take on sophisticated living is particularly unmistakable in the gourmet kitchens at Clarus Glen Ridge, where renters will enjoy features such as a gas range with Faber® Cristal Collection vented hood, quartz countertops with undermount stainless-steel sinks, European-style, two-tone cabinetry, and stainless-steel appliances. Additional details found throughout the homes include 9’ ceilings, energy-efficient LED light fixtures, seven-inch composite plank floors, in-unit washer and dryer, oversized windows with custom shades, a high-performance heating and cooling system designed to keep residents’ climate control costs down, and spa-like baths with marble floors, walls and accents. Den units and private outdoor space will be available in select homes. 

Residents of Clarus Glen Ridge will have access to a full complement of amenities, starting with an incredible, cutting-edge wellness center. The wellness center includes state-of-the-art exercise equipment with touch consoles, cycling, TRX® suspension training, a heavy bag, kettlebells and more. A separate personal training studio gives residents access to Echelon® Reflect Touch touchscreens with both live streaming and on-demand training classes, including Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, strength, and cardio-focused workouts from a variety of certified trainers.  

Other luxe amenities include a central lobby and lounge with hospitality-inspired finishes and a two-sided fireplace, reading lounge, parlor with gas fireplace and wet bar, business center, theatre room, and billiards room with vintage billiards table. Outside, residents will be able to enjoy a courtyard with seating areas, firepit, grills and more. The Clarus Glen Ridge emphasis on luxury will extend to the community’s four-legged friends as well, with an expansive dog park that spans 300-feet in length. On-site covered parking, car charging stations, storage lockers, bike storage, 24/7 maintenance, and other conveniences and services will also be available to residents. 

JMF Properties updated its planned amenity and floorplan offering even while construction was underway to accommodate modern lifestyle needs. For residents who choose to work from home, conference rooms and private work spaces were added to the business center and layouts were redesigned to include more units with dens. The parking garage was reconfigured as well to provide each unit with up to two parking spaces with direct access to their floor, creating a very safe, convenient environment where residents who choose to continue the practice of social distancing can comfortably do so. 

Clarus Glen Ridge is the second community by JMF Properties to carry the “Clarus” brand name. Its predecessor, Clarus Maplewood, is a multiple award-winning community that captured the 2018 “Community of the Year” honors for mixed-use communities from the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association and is the first community in New Jersey to earn the prestigious WELL Certification – Gold Level by the International WELL Building Institute™, which recognizes buildings designed to enhance the health and wellness of its occupants. Taking its cue from the property Latin name, which means “clear” or “bright”, it emphasizes light-filled residences, exquisite finishes and curated amenities that brighten each resident’s day, day in and day out. Clarus Glen Ridge residents will enjoy an upscale atmosphere, elegant design, and exquisite finishes similar to what Clarus Maplewood offers. 

Glen Ridge is a charming borough of a little over 7,000 residents in suburban Essex County, about 14 miles from Manhattan. It is known for its tree-lined streets lit by elegant gas lamps and its top-notch public schools, ranked highly by the ratings websites Niche.com and Greatschools.org. The Glen Ridge Historic District comprises over 90 percent of Glen Ridge and runs the entire length of the Borough. It includes some of the most well-preserved examples of residential architecture from the turn of the 19th Century. New York City is about 35 minutes away by train. Route 3 and the Garden State Parkway are both easily accessible. 

Glen Ridge is home to a number of neighborhood businesses, including a coffee shop, restaurants, a nail salon, a yoga studio, and local landmarks such as Glen Gazebo, overlooking the lush green park at Toney’s Brook. Neighboring Montclair offers a vibrant shopping and dining scene, museums, galleries and popular annual events such as the Montclair Film Festival and the Montclair Jazz Festival. 

For more information on Clarus Glen Ridge, visit www.jmfrentals.com. For more information on JMF Properties, visit www.jmfproperties.com.  

About JMF Properties 

Under the leadership of Joseph M. Forgione and his 25 years of experience in the industry, JMF Properties has developed a reputation for creating residential, retail, and mixed-use communities of lasting value in some of the state’s most desirable locations. Mr. Forgione has developed more than 2,500 residential units and multiple commercial and retail properties during his career, with more than a dozen current projects totaling over 3.5 million square feet of retail and 1,800 residential units, with another 3 million square feet under development. Projects range from transit-oriented developments to urban and suburban retail centers to sprawling office parks.  

As a former long-time Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a graduate of civil engineering, and a member of the New Jersey Civil Engineers, Mr. Forgione understands the unique responsibilities and needs of all stakeholders involved in the development process, including local government officials, architects, construction managers, investment partners, community members and end users. This holistic approach to development has been vital to JMF’s success, allowing the company to identify under-valued assets, forge strategic partnerships, and develop dynamic residential and retail properties that enhance their host communities, including the first residential community designed for WELL certification in New Jersey. www.jmfproperties.com