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Nexus Properties to Build 125 Apartments Near High Street

Nexus Properties, the developer behind much of Rowan Boulevard, will soon start construction on another downtown Glassboro project. According to plans submitted to the borough, Nexus seeks to build a single 4 story 125 unit apartment building on a section of currently undeveloped land along Poplar Street. The project is not affiliated with Rowan Housing. […]

The Story Behind NJ’s $426M Walkable Town Center

The large mixed-use development in Glassboro, NJ, is in its final stage.  Nexus Properties’ Dante Germano revealed the 14-year evolution of the project, its challenges and how it transformed the South Jersey community. by Alexandra Pacurar | Feb 01, 2018 Rendering of Rowan Boulevard Rowan Boulevard’s history began in 2004, after the Borough of Glassboro, […]

A Fast-Growing New Jersey College Builds A Town To Go With It!

Rowan University’s explosive growth had Glassboro officials worried that students would overrun the center of town. So Rowan and Glassboro went in on an all-new one to take care of that problem. Usually, the developments I’ve come to refer to as “Instant Urbanism” pop us on the fringes of metropolitan areas, most often near some freeway […]

Creating a Downtown in Glassboro

Nexus Properties, Glassboro and Rowan University have teamed up to create new downtown that benefits students and local residents alike. Fourteen years in the making, Rowan Boulevard is nearing completion.  The $425.5 million redevelopment project has resulted in a mixed-use project that serves both the community of Glassboro, New Jersey, and the Rowan University campus […]

Nexus Properties secures financing for last phase of Rowan Boulevard

            By Mario Marroquin,    October 18, 2017 at 6:56 AM Rendering of the A4 phase of the Rowan Boulevard Development. – (M&T BANK)   Less than two months after Nexus Properties and Rowan University opened the largest phase of the Rowan Boulevard development – delivering 557 student beds, 43,000 square feet of retail space, […]

220 Rowan Boulevard Receives the 2017 Leading Public-Private Economic Development Partnership Award

220 Rowan Boulevard received the Leading Public-Private Economic Development Partnership Award at the 2017 Annual Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development. The Leading Economic Development Award recognizes an alliance between a New Jersey-based business that has teamed up with the state, a community, or local economic development organization to advance the redevelopment of downtowns, […]

Nexus Signs Five New Retailers to $400 Million Mixed-Use Project in South Jersey

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Amy Works Upon completion, Rowan Boulevard will include student beds, classroom space, a hotel, fitness center, parking garages and 144,000 square feet of retail space. (Image courtesy of Nexus Properties) GLASSBORO, N.J. — Nexus Properties has signed five new retail tenants to the Rowan Boulevard redevelopment, a mixed-use project […]

Rowan Boulevard Nearly Complete as More Buildings Open

GLASSBORO – Barnes & Noble was once an island on Rowan Boulevard. The bookstore — selling Rowan University textbooks and swag — was the first to go up less than a decade ago. Seven years later, the massive two-story bookstore isn’t so easy to pick out of the downtown Glassboro landscape. It blends perfectly with the half-dozen […]

Nexus Properties Cuts Ribbon on Largest Phase of Rowan Boulevard Development

Joined by New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, Glassboro Mayor Leo  McCabe, Rowan University President Ali Houshmand, and Gloucester County  Freeholder Heather Simmons, Nexus Properties celebrated the official ribbon  cutting of the largest phase of Rowan Boulevard, known as A3. The A3 development – part of Glassboro’s transformative multi-phase  redevelopment called Rowan Boulevard – is composed […]

Visions of a Boulevard of Dreams

Angelo’s Diner hasn’t changed much since it was built in 1951.  “We still don’t take credit cards,” Mary Ann Justice, the owner, says. But through the classic diner’s windows along North Main Street in Glassboro, the view is dramatically different from decades past: A stylish park where a nuisance bar and an abandoned gas station once […]

Modern Home Builder Magazine Cover Story – Setup For Success

The beliefs of its founder, Sydney Sussman, primed Nexus Properties to undertake the reimagining of downtown Glassboro, N.J. For most developers, a project is a market opportunity.  It’s a calculation of the investment cost, time and potential.  That’s all true of Nexus Properties’ mixed use, redevelopment project in Glassboro, N.J., but the projects also have a […]

NJ State Legislature Extends Congratulations to Nexus Properties

The Senate and General Assembly, State House, Trenton, NJ,  and  Members of the New Jersey Legislature, on behalf of the citizens of the Garden State,  extended congratulations to Nexus Properties which has been selected by the residents of Gloucester County as the Best Developers in the annual Best of Gloucester County contest of the year […]

Nexus Properties Designated The Best Developer of Gloucester County 2017

On June 1, 2017, the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce proclaimed Nexus Properties has been selected by the residents of Gloucester County in the category for the “Best Developer”.  Nexus has been recognized as an essential component of the Gloucester County economy. Thank you residents of Gloucester County […]

2017 Smart Growth Award Co-Recipient

Nexus Properties was proud to co-receive the 2017 Smart Growth Award presented by New Jersey Future with supporting partners Woodmont Properties, the Borough of Metuchen, Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, and the Metuchen Parking Authority  for  their TRANSIT-ORIENTED RETAIL and RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT and a NEW PUBLIC PLAZA ADJACENT TO METUCHEN STATION. Nexus successfully financed, designed and constructed […]

Nexus Awarded NJ Leading Infrastructure Project Award

The New Jersey Alliance for Action’s “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects” award program was created to highlight innovative, pioneering and landmark construction initiatives that greatly impact the state’s economy and to honor the business and organizations that work together as partners to ensure the project’s success.  The Rowan Boulevard Phase A-3 project is a great […]

The 2016 Economic Impact Award Presented to Nexus Properties

For more than 50 years, the Southern New Jersey Development Council at its annual Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception has honored outstanding individuals, organizations and companies in the public and private sectors for their leadership in economic development in the southern eight counties of New Jersey. In recognition of Nexus’ vision, leadership and commitment to the […]

Dante Germano| 2015 Business Person of the Year Award

Dante Germano, COO/CFO of Nexus Properties received the 2015 Business Person of the Year Award at the 11th Annual Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Awards dinner on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The Annual Community Service Awards are a way for the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce to recognize the business and community leaders of […]

2014 NJBIA Good Neighbor Award Winner

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association has named 225 Rowan Boulevard a 2014 Good Neighbor. The award recognizes the best and most exciting development projects in the state of New Jersey. Selection criteria are based on economic benefit and job creation, architectural merit and community involvement. 225 Rowan Boulevard is a five-story, mixed-use building […]

Andrea Sussman Receives the Meta A. Griffith Service Award

May 9, 2008 – the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) congratulated Andrea Sussman on her recognition at the YWCA of Trenton’s annual gala as a recipient of the Meta A. Griffith Service Award.  The award reflects both her professional and personal commitment to improving her community and is a well-deserved honor for the outstanding […]

220 Rowan Boulevard Featured in Construction Today

220 Rowan Blvd. was recently featured in Construction Today. The article goes into detail about the project timeline and the contractors involved. Below is an excerpt” “This building is one component of a $300 million redevelopment project linking the university with Glassboro’s downtown retail district. The borough, university and developers are creating a quintessential college […]

Downtown Glassboro Scores Two New Businesses…

Downtown Glassboro scores two new businesses with a new restaurant experience and live-action adventure!  Joining the ranks of thriving businesses on Rowan Boulevard in Downtown Glassboro, New Jersey are two highly anticipated newcomers; The Mexican Mariachi Grill and Escape Room South Jersey. George Cossabone, Sr. Glassboro Council President said “We are very excited to add […]

State backs $170M project in Glassboro

GLASSBORO – The state Economic Development Authority on Tuesday approved tax credits intended to spur construction of six buildings and a parking garage worth more than $170 million in the borough. The buildings, to be erected in two phases, would essentially complete the $350-million Rowan Boulevard project that links Glassboro’s business district with the campus of Rowan University. The buildings […]

Chickie’s & Pete’s Heads to Rowan University With New Location

Philadelphia-grown Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar can be found in casinos, boardwalks and airports across the country, but its latest location is uncharted territory for the brand: A college town. The Bensalem, Pa.-based restaurant chain has signed a lease to be the anchor tenant at 220 Rowan Blvd., a $74 million, six-story, […]

Chickie’s & Pete’s Coming to Rowan

Hang onto your Phillies hats, sports fans … and crabfries addicts! Chickie’s and Pete’s is headed back to school. The sports bar and crab house chain is the latest restaurant to sign on to serve the Rowan University community in Glassboro, part of a growing retail and food scene. Calling it a game changer for sports fans, […]

Chickie’s & Pete’s Coming to Downtown Glassboro

The Philadelphia-based crab house and sports bar Chickie’s and Pete’s will open a new location on Rowan Boulevard in downtown Glassboro this summer. The chain has signed a lease to open in 220 Rowan Boulevard — a mixed-use, student and residential housing facility with retail on the first floor. Chickie’s and Pete’s will join restaurant […]

A Good Investment

As Glassboro continues to undergo one of the state’s largest municipal redevelopments with their $350-million, 26-acre Rowan Boulevard redevelopment project, residents and Rowan University students can expect more changes and additions to their community. “We have a large economic engine with Rowan being here in Glassboro and expanding into Harrison Township and Mantua on the […]

One of Philly’s Favorite Cheesesteak Joints Coming to Glassboro

Philadelphia’s popular Tony Luke’s restaurant is coming to Glassboro. Known for its cheesesteaks, roast pork Italian and chicken cutlet, Tony Luke’s signed a lease last month to open a store inside 220 Rowan Boulevard — a new mixed-use housing complex for Rowan University students and private residents. Fans of the food will be able to place an order […]

New Glassboro Health Center Opens on Rowan Boulevard

Officials with Inspira Health Network and Cooper University Health Care marked the opening of a new Glassboro health center this week. Inspira Health Center Glassboro, which will house the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute at Woodbury, will provide outpatient health services for the community, including Rowan University students. The $1.9 million, 27,500-square-foot facility is located […]

Rowan Boulevard an Asset for Glassboro

The continued development of Rowan Boulevard in Glassboro is a tremendous asset for the borough and Rowan University. This includes the opening of 220 Rowan Boulevard, an enormous project that is changing the look of the town for the better and providing new housing for Rowan students that will bring them into downtown Glassboro and […]

Local Officials Join Woodmont Properties at Groundbreaking for Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station

Woodmont Properties, one of the region’s leading residential and commercial real estate developers, recently hosted a groundbreaking celebration at Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station, the developer’s latest transit-oriented, luxury apartment community. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Metuchen, Woodmont Metro will feature a half-acre, open-space piazza, as well as with 11,500 square feet of shops […]

NJ Universities Adding ‘ College Towns’ Near Campus

Students returning this month to two New Jersey state colleges will find big differences next to campus as developments materialize seeking to add the bustle of traditional college towns. A $74 million building next to Rowan Universityopened this month, the latest and largest addition to a years-long project to connect the growing university with the […]

New Glassboro Building Mixes Student, Market-Rate Housing

It bears the Rowan name and is located just off the university’s Glassboro campus, but 220 Rowan Blvd. isn’t all about the students. While the 316,000-square-foot mixed-use building, which had its ceremonial debut Friday, will house more than 450 students in apartments, its nearly 60 market-rate units offer a broader appeal. “Everything’s here,” said Robert […]

220 Rowan Boulevard Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Downtown Glassboro’s Rowan Boulevard is getting ready for business. 220 Rowan Boulevard had their ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon, marking the opening of the retail, medical, and housing structure, opening this month. “I’m so happy about this thing, and I’m particularly happy for our students because they are going to live in a wonderful place,” […]

New Building Opens on Rowan Boulevard

The transformation here took another leap Friday with the opening of 220 Rowan Blvd., a $74 million towering block of apartments and retail spaces. Officials cut the red ribbon outside the 316,000-square-foot complex, announcing all 456 undergraduate beds will be full on move-in day later this month, and about half of the market-rate apartments are […]

Rowan Boulevard Adds $74M Development

One of the largest projects in the ongoing development of Rowan Boulevard in Glassboro, N.J., has been completed, rounding out a large segment of the revitalization of this South Jersey community. The $74 million development called 220 Rowan Blvd. also links Rowan University to Glassboro’s downtown, which was one of the goals of the overall […]

220 Rowan Boulevard to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony This Friday

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, August 7th at noon to kick off a two-day Open House for 220 Rowan Boulevard, the new mixed-use retail, medical, and housing structure opening this month on Downtown Glassboro’s Rowan Boulevard. Senate President Steve Sweeney, Gloucester County Freeholder Director Bob Damminger, Glassboro Mayor Dr. Leo McCabe, […]

Ushering in Change

Glassboro is undergoing one of the state’s largest municipal redevelopments and the transformation could change the way people look at South Jersey. The excitement in the air around Glassboro is palpable these days, and for good reason. A transformation of the borough has been in the works in recent years, and if you haven’t driven […]

Inspira, Cooper to Occupy Rowan Boulevard

South Jersey hospital health systems will occupy space in 220 Rowan Boulevard, the next building to open in Glassboro’s Downtown. Cooper and Inspira health systems’ medical offices will occupy 27,000 square feet of the new six-story, 316,000 square foot building on Rowan Boulevard. Borough officials will mark the building’s Aug. 7 opening with a ribbon […]

Rowan Boulevard: They’re Building It, But Will They Come?

As construction crews continue to labor away with another building nearing completion, the redevelopment project on Rowan Boulevard is working to reshape a once barren area into a new, vibrant downtown district. But transforming the boulevard into a downtown attraction — hustling and bustling with foot traffic and retail — could take some time to achieve and its success […]

What Can Glassboro Expect to See at 220 Rowan Boulevard?

Rowan University and Glassboro officials gave a tour of 220 Rowan Blvd. on Wednesday, outlining the future of the mixed-use building. The 316,000-square-foot facility will hold commercial space and more than 200 housing units. Here are a few things you can expect at the time of the building’s projected completion. 1. Inspira will open an […]

Chickie’s & Pete’s Signs Lease for 15th Location

In the midst of Glassboro, New Jersey’s, rapidly expanding business and retail development, the Borough and Nexus Properties have announced the opening of a Chickie’s and Pete’s on Rowan Boulevard. The Philadelphia-area crab house and sports bar chain has signed a lease to open a new restaurant at 220 Rowan Boulevard, making this its 15th […]


‘Topping Off’ Tuesday, September 16: Union Ironworkers, Senate President Set Final Piece of Steel Atop Downtown Glassboro’s 220 Rowan Boulevard GLASSBORO – As the steel framework on 220 Rowan Boulevard nears completion in downtown Glassboro, Iron Workers and other union contractors on site celebrated a Topping Off ceremony yesterday along with project partners at the […]

Glassboro, State Officials Attend ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony of New Rowan Boulevard Building

Borough officials and construction workers paused for an hour on Tuesday afternoon for a “topping off” ceremony at 220 Rowan Boulevard. The ceremony marked the completion of the building’s steel frame and the beginning of the next phase of construction. More than 70 builders lined the edges of the unfinished building as a ceremonial I-beam […]

An Enterprising Approach

On Rowan Boulevard, a home for the College of Graduate & Continuing Education.   Minutes after they commandeered giant scissors to cut the ribbon on the new home of Rowan University’s College of Graduate & Continuing Education (CGCE) on Rowan Boulevard, both University President Ali Houshmand and Glassboro Mayor Leo McCabe casually slipped portions of […]