HARRISON, NJ—HornRock Properties, a privatelyrun real estate development firm led by Maurice and DavidHornblass, is developing a 270+ unit apartment building inHarrison, NJ, that will include 15,000 square feet of retail space.The building will rise in a commuter-oriented neighborhood near theHarrison PATH station that is quickly becoming a popularalternative to pricier transit-oriented neighborhoods in Hobokenand Jersey City. Its expected value once stabilized will be $85million.

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“What separates us from other homebuilders actively looking toadd assets is a willingness to invest and build a variety ofproduct types as long as they meet certain criteria,” says David Hornblass. “We seek properties thatare well-located, near transportation and are in markets wherethere is either a strong demand for a specific housing type ortremendous growth potential.”

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HornRock has experienced notable growth in thepast two years by investing in and developing several residentialreal estate assets in the Metropolitan New York marketplace.

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The Paramus, NJ-based company has added nearly 400 units to itsfor-sale and rental portfolios over the past 24 months, acquiringunderperforming assets in suburban and urban locations, improvingthese projects and introducing new communities which produce highrates of return.

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“Several factors have enabled us to greatly expand our portfolioand has us well positioned for future investment opportunities,”says Maurice Hornblass. “We have the fundsand necessary resources to compete in the bidding process for newproperties and develop both large and small-scale projects. Our experience and results appeal to outside investors and privateequity real estate funds who are looking for investments that willyield them superior returns on their money. And a strongmarket knowledge and proven ability to solve challenging localbuilding regulations or trying approval standards appeal toexisting property owners looking for partnerships.”

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Since the start of 2014 alone, the developer has added two newfor sale projects totaling nearly 60 homes. HornRockProperties has unveiled Legacy of MountainLakes, a townhome community in Morris County, NJ, andrecently announced the acquisition of phase two of 31 additionalhomesites at Highpointe at Woodbury Junction, asingle-family community in the historic Hudson Valley.

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