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The New York Times: Architect’s Modernist Legacy Crosses the Hudson

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A view from 70 Columbus, an apartment tower in Jersey City by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects. DAMON WINTER / THE NEW YORK TIMES

Today’s issue of The New York Times features Ironstate Development Company, and their Gwathmey, Siegel, Kaufman and Associate Architects (GSKA) designed 70 Columbus project in downtown Jersey City. Also included in the article is Ironstate’s W Hotel.

JERSEY CITY — When Charles Gwathmey died in the summer of 2009, New York City lost one of its most prolific and influential architects. Adherents of the strict rationalism of Modernist design, Mr. Gwathmey and his partner, Robert Siegel, had still managed to infuse their clean lines and grand geometries with warmth and humanity in more than 400 projects spanning four decades, including the expansion of the Guggenheim Museum and a new building for the United States Mission to the United Nations.

For Mr. Siegel, it was almost as if he had lost a part of himself.

“For 42 years, we sat across the desk from each other, we sketched, we drew, we talked, we argued, we worked,” Mr. Siegel said last week inside his Battery Park City apartment. “It became difficult to pretend you’re just going to continue on as it was before.”

Anyone looking at 70 Columbus, a 50-story apartment tower that opened here in November, might think Mr. Gwathmey was still seated across from his old partner, swapping ideas for the building’s unconventional trapezoidal layouts and its 545 apartments, the cascading courtyard, its doorknobs and countertops. It is a continuation of what came before, but also a coda to the Gwathmey-Siegel legacy, one Mr. Siegel has had to maintain alone.

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Grand Achievement as JC Earns Place on the Map

Grand achievement as JC earns place on the map

The developers of 225 Grand, a rental building in downtown Jersey City, announced that all of the 348 luxury residences in the building have been leased 10 months after hitting the market.

The announcement was made by Ironstate Development Company, of Hoboken, and KRE Group, of Bridgewater, the two development companies who partnered on 225 Grand. The Marketing Directors, Inc. was the luxury building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

“When you are able to fully lease a building with 348 residences in less than a year, you’re talking about a special building and a tremendously successful program,” said David Barry, president of Ironstate Development.

“Demand remained consistently strong as renters responded to 225 Grand’s dynamic lifestyle offerings including upscale residences, impressive amenities and a location near a variety of mass-transit options.”

The 15-story residential tower was designed by the architectural firm HLW. It has a fitness center, indoor resident-only parking, 24-hour door man, concierge and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool.

“The success of 225 Grand is also a testament to downtown Jersey City’s emergence as one of the state’s most exciting places to live,” said Jonathan Kushner, president of KRE Group. “It’s become a model urban setting at a time when the appeal of ideally positioned to de- liver that sought-after lifestyle.”


Ironstate & KRE Group Announce Lease Up of Jersey City’s “225 Grand”

225 Grand in Jersey City

348 Residences Rented In 10 Months

The developers of 225 Grand, the premium rental building in downtown Jersey City overlooking the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty, announced today that all of the 348 luxury residences in the building have been leased just 10 months after hitting the market.

The announcement was made by Ironstate Development Company, of Hoboken, and KRE Group, of Bridgewater, two prominent development companies who partnered on 225 Grand. The Marketing Directors, Inc. was the luxury building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

“When you are able to fully lease a building with 348 residences in less than a year, you’re talking about a special building and a tremendously successful program,” said David Barry, President of Ironstate Development. “Demand remained consistently strong as renters responded to 225 Grand’s dynamic lifestyle offerings including upscale residences, impressive amenities and a location near a variety of mass-transit options.”

The 15-story landmark residential tower was designed by the renowned architectural firm HLW. Residents enjoy a host of amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor resident-only parking, 24-hour door man, professional concierge and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool. The building is just steps from the Marin Blvd. Light Rail Station, and is within walking distance to PATH stations at Grove Street and Exchange Place and ferry terminals with service to Manhattan.

“The success of 225 Grand is also a testament to downtown Jersey City’s emergence as one of the state’s most exciting places to live,” said Jonathan Kushner, President of KRE Group. “It’s become a model urban setting at a time when the appeal of downtown living continues to be on the rise, and 225 Grand is ideally positioned to deliver that sought-after lifestyle.”

For more information on 225 Grand, call 201-536-0225, or visit www.225Grand.net.


Star Ledger: 225 Grand in Jersey City Completely Leased

The developers of 225 Grand, a rental building in downtown Jersey City overlooking the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, recently announced that all of the 348 residences in the building have been leased, 10 months after hitting the market.

The announcement was made by Ironstate Development Co. of Hoboken and KRE Group of Bridgewater, two development companies who partnered on 225 Grand. The Marketing Directors Inc. was the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

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Developers Lease 82% of the Luxury Rental Residences in First Seven Months at Jersey City’s “225 Grand”

225 Grand

The developers of 225 Grand, the premium rental building in downtown Jersey City overlooking the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty, announced today that an impressive 82% of the building’s 348 luxury residences have been leased in the first seven months of availability.

The new 15-story architectural landmark is being developed by Ironstate Development Company of Hoboken and KRE Group of Bridgewater, two prominent development and management companies with strong ties to the Jersey City marketplace. The building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent is The Marketing Directors, Inc.

“The demand at 225 Grand has been steady since we first introduced the property to the public,” said Ironstate Development President David Barry. “Achieving this level of rental velocity speaks volumes about the building’s well-conceived residences, upscale amenities and a convenient location which all come together in an exceptional lifestyle experience.”

Designed by renowned architectural firm HLW, the landmark residential tower features 348 residences with net-effective monthly rents currently ranging from $1,950 for studios, from $1,845 for one- bedroom homes and from $2,845 for two-bedroom residences.

“The success of 225 Grand also reflects the current strength of the rental market and downtown Jersey City’s position as one of the state’s most dynamic live/work/play destinations,” added Jonathan Kushner, President of KRE Group. “There’s a deep pool of renters in today’s market which appreciates the flexibility and risk-free environment associated with renting, but want living spaces and amenities on par with luxury condominium buildings. 225 Grand provides just that.”

Located in the heart of downtown Jersey City, 225 Grand features well-appointed residences and spectacular views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Residents enjoy a host of amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor resident-only parking, 24-hour door man, professional concierge and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool.

The building is just steps from the Marin Blvd. Light Rail Station, and is within walking distance to PATH stations at Grove Street and Exchange Place and ferry terminals with service to Manhattan.

For more information on 225 Grand, call 201-536-0225, or visit www.225Grand.net.

About Ironstate Development
Ironstate Development Company is a privately held real estate development and management company based in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Company engages in the development of large-scale residential and hotel projects in the Northeast United States. The company currently owns and manages over 6000 residential units and currently has approximately $1 billion in the development pipeline. www.ironstate.net

About KRE Group
Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, KRE Group is one of the largest privately held diversified real estate companies in New Jersey. It owns and manages more than 5,000,000 square feet of office, warehouse and retail space. It also has substantial ownership in 9,700 apartments, of which 3,400 are managed out of its New Jersey office. The company is currently constructing more than 850 apartments and has several projects in the design and approval process. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.thekregroup.com.


New York Times: Renter Concessions Fading Out

225 Grand


Check out this New York Times article, Renter Concessions Fading Out about the new trend in renting featuring our clients, Ironstate Development, Value Companies and The Marketing Directors.


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