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Real estate project in Newark receives Good Neighbor Award

Real estate project in Newark receives Good Neighbor Award
Real estate project in Newark receives Good Neighbor Award

NEWARK, NJ – A real estate project in Newark was recently recognized with the 2024 Good Neighbor Award by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA).

The NJBIA and its flagship publication, New Jersey Business Magazine, announced the 10 winners of their annual awards on Tuesday. The awards recognize businesses, institutions and nonprofits that have “contributed to the economic growth of the state” and their respective neighborhoods.

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This year’s list included a project that expanded AllShifts’ U.S. headquarters at 494 Broad Street in Newark. The architect was the Kimmerle Group of Morristown, and the contractor was the Fidelco Realty Group of Millburn.

According to NJBIA, the project deserves recognition for the following reasons:

“When AllShifts decided to expand its U.S. headquarters during the pandemic, the nation’s leading nurse staffing agency looked no further than its hometown of Newark. In fact, AllShifts stayed in the same building — 494 Broad Street — and grew from 3,000 to 17,000 square feet as it took up an entire floor to accommodate the agency’s rapid growth. Architecture firm Kimmerle Group created a relaxed, open floor plan with bench workstations, glass-fronted offices, a theater room with stadium seating, and a game room with TVs, lounges, and a cozy cafe. Custom-made reclaimed wood tables add character to the space, and exposed red brick walls found during construction give it a rough, industrial feel. The $1.2 million project, which involved 150 construction workers and was completed in January 2022, also celebrates AllShifts’ national reach, with each room named after a U.S. city/region.”

Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the NJBIA, said the 10 winning projects generated a total of more than $80 million in investments, 1,047 construction jobs and nearly 1,000 permanent jobs, in addition to “providing valuable assets and generating tremendous economic activity.”

“These winning projects improve our quality of life, revitalize neighborhoods, provide valuable services and resources, and bring communities together,” Siekerka said. “We are grateful for the benefits these projects have brought to New Jersey and congratulate the winners.”

Full summaries and criteria for selecting winners can be found in the July issue of New Jersey Business Magazine.

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