Even before a global pandemic confined most people to their homes and relegated all but the most essential shopping trips to the internet, eCommerce was a fast-growing segment of New Jersey’s economy. And as what promises to be a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping season approaches, eCommerce could have a starring role.
Major players in New Jersey’s industrial space market will address the implications of eCommere in a virtual panel discussion hosted by the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 15, at 1 p.m. Registration is $25; $15 for members. For more information visit www.princetonmercerchamber.org.
The panelists will discuss why the central New Jersey region is so appealing for eCommerce businesses looking to establish their warehouses and the engineering and construction details that allow these multi-million-square-foot facilities to be erected seemingly overnight.
Representing the real estate perspective is Joseph S. Taylor, president and CEO of Matrix Development Group. The nearly 40-year-old real estate investment and development firm based in Monroe got its start building on the untapped potential of the area surrounding Exit 8A of the New Jersey Turnpike but has since expanded into the rest of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In addition to industrial and commercial properties Matrix’s holdings now include residential properties, mixed-use urban properties, and office space.
On the construction and engineering side will be Kevin Webb, a senior associate/vice president at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, the Parisppany-based firm with offices on Lenox Drive in Lawrenceville. A licensed and LEED accredited professional engineer, Webb is a specialist in site and civil engineering design.
The panel will be moderated by Jason Lynam, a senior project manager with Langan.