Private investor buys One Harmon Plaza in Secaucus
Private investor ZI One Harmon Plaza recently acquired One Harmon Plaza in Secaucus from a joint venture between Mountain Development Corp. and PCCP for $34.25 million. CBRE arranged the off-market transaction, according to Globest.com
The partnership of Mountain Development Corp. and a fund managed by PCCP purchased the glass cubed 192,089-square-foot class A office building in 2014 and subsequently made a multi-million-dollar capital improvement investment. The building upgrades included reconstructing the three-story parking garage and renovating the lobby, as well as the addition of a new conference center, cafeteria and fitness facility. Over a four-year holding period, the joint venture nearly doubled the building’s occupancy to 95 percent at the time of the sale.
Want to get your writing published? ‘Byline Bible’ publishing talk Nov. 2
Come to a reading/publishing talk with “Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks” author Susan Shapiro and “Carrie Pilby” author Caren Lissner, joined by New Jersey writers Kimberlee Auerbach, Darnell McGee, Cara O’Flynn, David Sobel, Doreen Oliver, and Jennifer Byrne. Includes Q&A on how to get your writing published, for all genres. It’s free and takes place Friday, Nov. 2, 7-8 p.m., LittleCity Books, Hoboken, a six-block walk from the Hoboken train terminal.
Susan Shapiro is an award-winning writing professor at NYU and The New School. Her work appears in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Magazine. She’s the bestselling author of 12 books her family hates, including Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up and Unhooked. Her new book “The Byline Bible,” is a funny and inspiring writing guide based on 25 years of teaching what she calls “the instant gratification takes too long” method that has helped thousands of students publish essays and books. You can follow her on Twitter @susanshapironet or Instagram at @profsue123
Caren Lissner is a Hoboken-based novelist and Hudson Reporter newspaper editor. Her nerdy first novel, Carrie Pilby, was recently turned into a comedy film starring Nathan Lane, Vanessa Bayer, Gabrielle Byrne, and Colin O’Donoghue, directed by Susan Johnson and currently running on Netflix. In the last year, she’s published articles, essays, and humor in the New York Times, Atlantic.com, Lit Hub, and McSweeney’s. Her writing, photographs, and advice for writers can be found at carenlissner.com and her photos can be found on Instagram. Her novel is available on Amazon. She has recently given talks on journalism and creative writing at colleges including SCAD Atlanta and the University of Pennsylvania.