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SUSTAINABLE LIVING
An industry pioneer committed to green building
With Bijou Properties' strict commitment to sustainable building, tenants are able to experience a healthier, more efficient, and environmentally friendlier way of life. Green features include enhanced indoor air filtration, low-flow plumbing fixtures, on-site power generation plants, and renewable energy systems.

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REFINED DETAIL
Intentionally designing every facet of luxury
Natural elements and superior materials, like reclaimed wood, are a focal point of our designs that breathe new life into Hoboken's heritage buildings. Instead of demolishing the Hostess Factory and Coconut Building, two of Hoboken’s oldest buildings, Bijou Properties revitalized each space to create a range of luxury residential and commercial properties.

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Hoboken Evolved
HOBOKEN EVOLVED
Investing in the long-term growth of our community
We design, develop and manage the highest quality sustainable buildings in Hoboken because we care about our community and are committed to a better way of living. Bijou Properties installed Hoboken’s first living green roof, which provides a natural place for rainwater to be conserved and reduces storm water runoff, as well as increases energy efficiency.

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SUSTAINABLE LIVING, REFINED DETAIL,
HOBOKEN EVOLVED. BIJOU PROPERTIES

Larry Bijou always dreamed of developing buildings for people. To Larry, his buildings had to be three things: sustainable, refined, and committed to the community. After spending more than 20 years in the commercial real estate industry, Larry finally got his chance to develop his first building in 2000. Today, Bijou Properties is re-imagining and evolving the Hoboken cityscape.

Sustainable Living: An Industry Pioneer Committed to Green Building

Bijou Properties built New Jersey's first-ever LEED Gold residential high-rise (Garden Street Lofts) and will maintain a minimum LEED Gold certification for each of its new buildings.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides Bijou Properties with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Third party independent commissioning agents ensure that all LEED requirements are met.

The benefits of living in a green building are tremendous: cleaner, filtered fresh air; no and low-VOC paints and finishes; high ceilings and large windows to let in more light and reduce the need for air conditioning and heating; construction materials that are made to last. Sedum-covered green roofs reduce heat effects and insulate our buildings, as well as absorb storm water runoff. In addition, we buy power from wind and other alternative energy sources, and lower utility bills by adding energy-saving features and high efficiency, HVAC systems with ratings that surpass energy code minimums. And adaptive re-use of existing buildings is perhaps the ultimate in recycling. This combined effort toward sustainable living yields some of New Jersey's most pioneering LEED-certified residential buildings.

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Refined Detail: Intentionally Designing Every Facet of Luxury

Bijou Properties blends the best of contemporary design, state-of-the-art materials, and old world texture to create incredibly unique, luxury buildings.

Take Garden Street Lofts as an example. Built in 1919, Bijou Properties kept much of the original architectural details from the former Coconut Factory and created thirty luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes that make the best possible use of a modern open floor plan. Structural columns, exposed concrete beams, expansive windows, and 12' ceilings provide a feeling of spaciousness and true loft character to the residences in the renovated section. Many have inset ipé wood terraces. Residents have a choice of clean light wood or rich dark wood flooring depending on the orientation of the unit. Top-of-the-line appliances from SubZero to Viking to Dornbracht are standard in every unit. With quality craftsmanship and the best materials and finishes throughout, each living space is design-driven and built to last.

Today, the CFO of Bijou Properties lives with his family in the Garden Street Lofts.

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Hoboken Evolved: Investing in the Long-Term Growth of our Community

We design, develop and manage the highest quality sustainable buildings in Hoboken because we care about our community and are committed to a better way of living.

Beyond our properties, we are interested in creating better neighborhoods and a thriving Hoboken community. Our commercial spaces in the Hostess Building add convenient services for tenants, and the Garden Street Mews is one of our most exciting additions. With a farmers' market hosted every Saturday morning from June – October, the Mews will become an exciting and integral part of Uptown events and family memories.

We're excited for what's to come – both for Hoboken and for you.

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Larry Bijou

Managing Partner

After spending 20 years in commercial real estate, Larry Bijou founded Bijou Properties in 1999. He has since developed one of the most progressive and innovative sustainable development firms in New Jersey.

Larry oversees all aspects of the development process including site acquisition, planning and zoning approvals, design, construction, and marketing. Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY at Plattsburgh.

Larry Bijou

David Gaber

Partner & CFO

David has personally been involved in the design, development, planning, and financing of Bijou Properties’ mid-rise and high-rise developments. He manages all strategic and operational aspects of the company, including project budgeting, debt/equity transactions, design, construction, procurement, and financial reporting.

David holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate degree from New York University, and Bachelor of Science of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver.

David Gaber

Matthew Testa

Director of Construction

Matt Testa manages all aspects of building design and construction for Bijou Properties. Matt is the resident Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, helping anchor the company's focus on sustainable development practices. Matt also coordinates the firm’s marketing and networking initiatives.

Since graduating from Lehigh University in 2002 with a BA in Architectural Design and minor in Graphic Communications, Matt has worked across the real estate management industry, including project supervision, construction management, and design development, most recently as a Project Executive for the Fields Development Group.

Matthew Testa

Christina Coroneos

Director of Operations

Christina Coroneos is responsible for the general operations of the company, including human resources and property management. Christina has over 14 years experience of office management, business administration, and operational management.

Prior to joining Bijou, Christina worked for the Albanese Organization (which built the LEED Platinum-certified Visionaire building in Battery Park City) and for Starwood Capital (which built Hacienda in Cabo San Lucas). Christina holds a BA from Villanova University.

Christina Coroneos

Mark Finkelstein

Director of Property Management

Mark Finkelstein has worked at the firm since 2001 and manages several commercial and multi-family properties in Hoboken. Mark has expertise in building systems and construction, and holds an Associate’s degree in Business Management.

Mark Finkelstein

Nancy Schianchi

Office Manager

Nancy Schianchi has been with the firm for over 10 years and is responsible for bookkeeping and accounts payable. Nancy has over 25 years experience in office management and administrative assistance.

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LEED by Example

We are passionate about the performance of our products. Natural lighting, indoor air quality, and the efficient use of water and energy are mantras that drive our design development. Combining these concepts with sites situated along transportation hubs and retail clusters transforms under utilized properties into neighborhood icons. As a result, tenants are able to experience a cleaner, more efficient and environmentally friendlier way of life.

Our goal is simple; to design, build and maintain the highest quality sustainable developments in Hoboken. Over the next few months we will engage you with stories from our team, as well as from various voices of our extended family. This assortment of contributors will provide a range of perspectives, comprehensively illustrating our care for the community and our commitment to a better way of living.

Sometimes the paths we choose to take are not the easiest, but maybe that is the true spirit of leading by example, striving to always do things the right way.

Sustainable living. Refined detail. Hoboken evolved.

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Hoboken’s going “green”

The key to developing Hoboken’s old industrial section of the city is a project design that recognizes the transit hub village potential of the light rail along the west side, according to the real estate section of the New York Times.
The article centers on a property owned by Lawrence Bijou, who bought bought a tract at Monroe and Ninth Streets in the summer from Tarragon Properties, With the debate over density of the project, Bijou hired local architect Dean Marchetto who will redesign and scale down the project which includes more green space.

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Green Building Certification

Real estate professionals, developers and builders are all reporting the same thing: today’s homebuyers who are looking for maximum value are asking for more than granite countertops and hardwood floors. They want energy savings and green buildings.

LEED [Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design], a certification program of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has become the leading benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance residential buildings.

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Garden Street Lofts

As the story goes, when developer Lawrence Bijou petitioned the Hoboken zoning board about variances to transform a 1919 coconut processing plant on 14th and Garden Sts. into a LEED-certified green building with a zinc-clad addition hanging over the top of the existing structure, they looked confused.

“Why are you doing all this?” one zoning official asked, making it clear that Hoboken had never seen anything like it.

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$100m Green Neighborhood

Bijou Properties has taken the initial steps to convert a stretch of Hoboken, N.J. into Hudson County’s first green neighborhood.

The developer recently completed the installation of the region’s first green roof on the former Hostess Building at the corner of 14th Street and Park Avenue, which Bijou converted to two stories of retail space housing a New York Sports Club, a CVS Pharmacy and a bank, according to Lawrence Bijou, managing partner of the firm that bears his name.

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