Stephen Jenco, vice president and director of suburban tri-state office research, Jones Lang LaSalle Stephen Jenco, vice president and director of suburban tri-state office research, Jones Lang LaSalle

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Leasing activity in the Northern and Central New Jersey office market continued to slow down in the first quarter of the year, according to research by Jones Lang LaSalle. Transactions covered 1.3 million square feet this quarter, a 40 percent drop from the 2.2 million square feet in deals signed in the final quarter of 2017. Smaller leases fueled most of the demand during the past year.