Sharbell Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation in Residential, Commercial and Mixed-use Development

Robbinsville, NJ, January 2024: This year, Sharbell Development Corporation (Sharbell) celebrates 40 years of diverse, quality development of residential, commercial and mixed-use communities. Since establishment in 1984 as a residential builder, Sharbell has earned a reputation for innovation and integrity while focusing on strategic and significant opportunities throughout Central New Jersey, where it successfully develops and manages a portfolio of apartment, retail, office and mixed-use properties. The award-winning builder has built thousands of new residences, from custom estates to planned active adult communities, townhome, multi-family and rental apartments. Most recently, Sharbell expanded its development footprint to South Carolina, with its mixed-use Downtown Nexton community located just outside of Charleston in the national award winning Nexton Master Planned community. 

 Sharbell was one of New Jersey’s first developers to adopt Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND) and Smart Growth principals with the design and construction of the Town Center located in Robbinsville, NJ, demonstrating the ability to embrace evolving trends and lifestyles. Defined by maximizing sustainability, affordability and pedestrian-friendly development patterns, the company’s mixed-use village and community environments have cohesively blended retail and office space, while integrating various types of residential homes.  

“I attribute much of Sharbell’s success to our team of professionals that has worked together for many years. The level of experience they contribute is unquestionably vital to our sustained growth and accomplishments,” says Thomas Troy, Sharbell’s president. “Additionally, Sharbell is consistently ahead of the curve when it comes to our ability to respond quickly to opportunities requiring flexibility in terms of financing, design, market positioning and execution.” 

Throughout the company’s four decades of building, Sharbell has earned numerous national and local honors and awards, including Home Buyers Warranty’s acclaimed “Diamond Home Builder” designation, New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Award, the Congress for New Urbanism Charter award, Best in American Living award, Best Rural/Exurban Smart Growth Neighborhood Community award and numerous Community of the Year designations from local and state builder associations.

“While we will continue to grow our operations throughout our home in central New Jersey, our future plans include the pursuit of intelligent opportunities in select markets in the Southeastern U.S.,” Troy said. 

To learn more about Sharbell and its developments, visit the company website at www.sharbell.com.  Watch our video to see our 40 years of building excellence.

Sharbell Nexton LLC Celebrates the Groundbreaking of Atelier Downtown Nexton

CHARLESTON, SC – June 1, 2023 – Sharbell Nexton LLC recently celebrated the formal groundbreaking of Atelier Downtown Nexton, an innovative office campus located on 7.41 acres along Brighton Park Boulevard in Downtown Nexton, an urban-inspired, mixed-use community that will feature retail, dining, service, office and hospitality providers. The celebratory event was attended by approximately 50 key stakeholders, project partners and local elected officials.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of Atelier Downtown Nexton, which will soon serve forward-thinking businesses and will fuse creativity, productivity and innovation,” said President of Sharbell Nexton, LLC., Thomas Troy. “Atelier Downtown Nexton furthers our vision for Downtown Nexton – to provide the surrounding community with a convenient, easily accessible and enjoyable place to live and work.”

Atelier Downtown Nexton will include multiple two-story buildings ranging in size from 9,000 to 18,000 square feet with office, service and commercial space for sale or lease in a campus-like setting. The project will feature ample parking for quick and convenient access and walking trails to connect each parcel to outdoor common open space that enhances the livable and workable environment of Atelier Downtown Nexton.

Upon completion of the first phase in 2024, Atelier Downtown Nexton will offer office space for sale or lease from 2,500 square feet up to 36,000 square feet. 

For images from the groundbreaking ceremony, please visit https://spaces.hightail.com/space/hAvBMsvJLk. For a high-resolution rendering of Atelier Downtown Nexton, visit https://spaces.hightail.com/space/eYgZ25go2Y. Photos and renderings courtesy of Sharbell Nexton LLC.

Vintage at Hamilton Unveils Model Home

Decorators have been hard at work, the finishing touches are in place, and the model home is now open and ready for touring at Vintage at Hamilton!  Continuing its 25-year journey of creating highly sought-after active adult neighborhoods in Hamilton Township, Sharbell Development Corp.’s newest Mercer County community features 122 luxury townhomes and duplexes. As always, buyers are impressed with the ultra- convenient location, thoughtful home designs and exceptional value and quality for which Sharbell is known.

Visitors are charmed by the beautifully decorated home while experiencing an authentic picture of how versatile the home designs at Vintage truly are.  Four different floor plans are offered which feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, first floor study and a spacious second floor loft area.  All homes come with an attached one or two-car garage (depending on plan) and full basement. Homes range from approximately 2420 – 2491 square feet.  

In addition to a long list of standard features, including plank style flooring, oak tread staircases, granite countertops, ceramic tiled baths, smart home technology and much more, buyers can customize their homes even further with a choice of numerous options and upgrades when visiting the Sharbell Design Studio. Buyers also love having the option to finish their basement for an added level of living!

Vintage at Hamilton boasts a fantastic central New Jersey location which truly puts it in the center of everything.  Traveling to NYC, Philadelphia and the NJ shore is easy via Routes 195, 295, the NJ Turnpike. The Hamilton Train Station on the Northeast Corridor line is within 5 miles of Vintage. Area airports include Trenton/Princeton, Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.  The local area is also home to a variety of shopping and dining options as well.  For a day out, the quaint towns of Princeton, Lambertville and New Hope are nearby, offering waterfront dining, antique shops and so much more. The 1,000+ acre Hamilton Veterans Park is directly across from the entrance to Vintage, and in addition to the many recreational activities offered, hosts annual events such as Fourth of July celebration and Oktoberfest.

Home buyers will also enjoy community amenities, including an outdoor pool with patio, clubhouse and more. 



For more information please visit www.sharbell.com or contact (609) 900-3130.

Southside Lofts at Town Center Almost Fully Leased

Southside Lofts at Town Center is busy taking leases for the second building in this exclusive new luxury rental community in the heart of Robbinsville’s Town Center.  Built and managed by Sharbell Development Corp., the last building is expected to be ready for move-in this Fall!

The one and two-bedroom apartments are complete with desirable finishes for fresh and modern living; plank style flooring, plush carpet in bedrooms, contemporary cabinetry in an espresso finish, Silestone® kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances, and a washer/dryer in each unit. Some will even offer a private balcony or patio. Residents will also enjoy a 24 hour onsite fitness center, community lounge, rooftop terrace, courtyard with fire pit, electric car charging stations, coffee bar, dog park, bike racks and high speed wireless throughout common areas.

Set within one of Mercer County’s most desirable areas, Southside Lofts at Town Center appeals to anyone who appreciates an “urban style” downtown that includes shops, restaurants and services. Residents enjoy the easy access to so many outstanding businesses being just steps away, including DeLorenzo’s Tomato Pies, Dolce & Clemente Italian Gourmet Market, Starbucks, Injeanous Women’s Boutique, Jack N Jules Men’s Shop, Yummi Sushi, Robbinsville Cleaners, Tobacco Leaf, TacoRito, Washington Wine & Liquors, banks, national drug stores and more.

In addition, residents at Southside Lofts enjoy the many parks throughout Town Center, as well as two man-made lakes surrounded by over a mile of walking paths. A lakeside gazebo serves as a central meeting place for many township events, including a free concert series held throughout the summer. The neighborhood also includes playgrounds, art sculptures, a dog park and other open space to enjoy the outdoors.

Located just four miles from the New Jersey Turnpike, Southside Lofts provides an easy commute to New York, Philadelphia or anywhere throughout the Garden State. Route 130 is even closer, and the Robbinsville area provides quick access to several other major thoroughfares, including Interstates 195 and 295, and Routes 1 and 206. The Hamilton and Princeton Junction NJ Transit train stations are nearby, as well.

For more information please visit www.sharbell.com or contact a leasing agent at [email protected] or (609) 639-9200.

Sharbell Development Corp. Celebrates the Formal Groundbreaking of Downtown Nexton

Summerville, S.C. – June 3, 2021 – Today, Sharbell Development Corp. celebrated the formal groundbreaking of Downtown Nexton, an urban-inspired mixed-use development serving the growing number of residents in Nexton and the surrounding region. The event was attended by key stakeholders, partners and elected officials including Summerville Mayor Ricky Waring, members of the Berkeley County and Summerville City Councils and executives from Sharbell, Newland, Seamon Whiteside, Nelson Mullins, McMillan Pazdan Smith, The Middleton Group, Choate Construction Co., Landmark Construction Company, CBRE Charleston, Bridge Commercial, 505 Design, BIHL Engineering, The Insight Group, GPA Land Surveyors, and SCS Engineers. 

“We are excited to formally break ground on Downtown Nexton and look forward to providing the region’s growth corridor with a mixed-use, walkable destination,” said Sharbell Development Corporation’s President Thomas Troy. “The community’s innovative design and variety of offerings will add to the fabric of an already excellent destination, and we are grateful to our many partners for helping bring Downtown Nexton to life.”

Situated on nearly 100 acres between Sigma Drive and Brighton Park Boulevard, Downtown Nexton will provide retail, dining, hospitality, residential, service, office and commercial options within walking distance of many of Nexton’s residential neighborhoods. The first of the multi-phase project is expected to be completed in 2022 and will include multifamily residences, a mixed-use building with loft apartments above ground-level retail and several outparcels.

For images from the groundbreaking ceremony, visit https://bit.ly/3pkppFL. For a high-resolution rendering of Downtown Nexton, visit https://bit.ly/3efhMNd.   

DOWNTOWN NEXTON…EVERYTHING’S WAITING FOR YOU!

Introducing Downtown Nexton, an urban-inspired, uber-convenient mixed-use core for all of Nexton and beyond. Capturing the essence of the Nexton live, work, play ethos, Downtown Nexton will provide retail, restaurant, service, hospitality, residential and office uses in an integrated land plan where convenience is central – in a walkable, bikeable, golfcart-able environment. Master Planned pocket parks, tree-lined sidewalks, and lushly landscaped walking paths mix seamlessly into the fabric of the Nexton community while distinguishing Downtown Nexton as the place to be. 

Bordered by Sigma Drive and Brighton Park Boulevard and totaling nearly 100 acres, Downtown Nexton is being brought to life by the pros at Sharbell Development Corporation, a company with 35+ years of experience in creating award winning mixed-use communities that establish and reinforce the core of their surrounding communities. 

Downtown Nexton allows people to accomplish day-to-day tasks all within the Nexton community. Dine, shop, work, live and relax. All on your own two feet (or wheels). 

Live

At the heart of Downtown Nexton there are multifamily residences above retail and office space to serve the region’s growing demand for highly-amenitized and flexible housing options. Designed to appeal to professionals working in our growing job center, retirees seeking a lock-and-leave lifestyle, and everyone in between, these apartment homes will serve as home base that’s walkable to the modern conveniences of a brand-new Downtown. 

Work

Along Brighton Park Boulevard, office sites are currently up for grabs. Each designed in that modern, Lowcountry, Nexton-y style we’ve come to know and love. Individual sites ranging from 9,000 square feet and up in flexible two -story mixed-use office buildings, will soon be home to the brightest minds in the region. If your business is looking to launch, grow, or move to more modern digs, we can help.

Play

Over 200,000 square feet of Downtown Nexton are dedicated to retail and restaurant spaces. Yes, more yummy options right here in Summerville. No news to report on the food and bev front just yet, but if Nexton Square is any indication…it’s going to be good. Are you a restauranteur or wannabe shop owner? Reach out for details.

Place

Two manicured ponds flank the north and south sides of Downtown Nexton, for which our resident egret population will be very thankful. Plus, plenty of paths, parking, and programming for all to enjoy. Your weekends are about to get to much more energized. 

If you already live here, you’ll find Downtown Nexton welcome addition to the list of conveniences right here at home. And if not, it may be time to check us out. Because, if you ask us, any day you can get it all done – with a dose of fun – without having to stray far (or get in a car) – is a good day. A very good day.

Southside Lofts at Town Center Welcomes its’ First Residents

February 2021 – Southside Lofts at Town Center is excited to welcome its’ first residents! February is seeing a flurry of move-in activity in its new community of luxury apartments in Robbinsville, NJ.  Built and managed by Sharbell Development Corp., the first of two buildings are over 80% leased.  Residents are settling in to these one and two-bedroom apartments which are complete with desirable finishes for fresh and modern living; plank style flooring, plush carpet in bedrooms, contemporary cabinetry in an espresso finish, Silestone® kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances, and a full-sized washer/dryer in each unit. Some offer a private balcony or patio.  The first building features a community lounge, coffee bar and rooftop terrace. The next building will be home to a 24-hour onsite fitness center. A courtyard with fire pit, electric car charging stations, dog park and bike racks are also expected. Set within one of Mercer County’s most desirable areas, Southside Lofts at Town Center appeals to anyone who appreciates an “urban style” downtown that includes shops, restaurants and services. Residents enjoy the easy access to so many outstanding businesses being just steps away, including DeLorenzo’s Tomato Pies, Dolce & Clemente Italian Gourmet Market, Starbucks, Injeanous Women’s Boutique, Jack N Jules Men’s Shop, Yummy Sushi, Robbinsville Cleaners, Kuo Social, TacoRito, Washington Wine & Liquors, banks, national drug stores and more. In addition, residents at Southside Lofts can enjoy the many parks throughout Town Center, as well as two man-made lakes surrounded by over a mile of walking paths. A lakeside gazebo serves as a central meeting place for many township events, including a free concert series held throughout the summer. The neighborhood also includes playgrounds, art sculptures, a dog park and other open space to enjoy the outdoors. Located just four miles from the New Jersey Turnpike, Southside Lofts provides an easy commute to New York, Philadelphia or anywhere throughout the Garden State. Route 130 is even closer, and the Robbinsville area provides quick access to several other major thoroughfares, including Interstates 195 and 295, and Routes 1 and 206. The Hamilton and Princeton Junction NJ Transit train stations are nearby, as well.

Montgomery Crossing Welcomes Its’ First Homeowners

Montgomery Crossing is excited to welcome its’ first homeowners! Fall saw the first of many buyers moving into this new community of luxury townhomes in Montgomery Township. As construction progresses, more families are quickly making this a vibrant community of friends and neighbors.  Due to such strong sales activity, the builder has just released desirable new homesites for sale to meet the demand. 

Built by award winning Sharbell Development Corp., each townhome features a stately brick front façade and rear entry garages.  Inside, the homes have three to four bedrooms and up to three and a half baths.  Some of the many included features include stainless steel kitchen appliances; including a 5-burner cooktop and wall oven, polished quartz kitchen countertops, oak tread stairs, plank style flooring, ceramic tiled bathrooms and much more. Each home will have a full basement with the option to finish, some with walk-out locations! Four plans are available ranging in size from approximately 2136 to 2900 square feet. 
 
Montgomery Crossing will feature various parks and open space throughout the community and is located 2 miles from Princeton and only a few miles from the Princeton train station.  Students in the community will attend the highly ranked Montgomery Twp. schools. 

Montgomery Twp. was voted #2 Best Family-Friendly Town in New Jersey and #1 in Somerset County by New Jersey Monthly.

New Jersey developer ready to begin work on Downtown Nexton in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE (October 13, 2020) — A New Jersey-based real estate company is moving forward with its first project outside of the Garden State in a large mixed-use development called Downtown Nexton.

Sharbell Development Corp. recently filed plans with environmental regulators to construct three stormwater retention ponds on part of a 99-acre site between Brighton Park Boulevard and Sigma Drive.

The wetlands work is the first step before putting in a network of roads and utilities for construction by the middle of next of year on apartments, offices, retailers and restaurants, according to Tom Troy, president of Sharbell.

It will not include single-family homes.

The developer bought the parcel last December for $18.5 million, according to Berkeley County land records.

Troy expects buildout of the site to occur over four or five years with a total value in excess of $300 million.

“We have been looking for opportunities in that market for quite some time,” Troy said. “It looked like a hand-in-glove type of arrangement.”

He said the intent is to offer residents of Nexton and other nearby developments their own version of a downtown where they can go to a restaurant or store without having to get on one of the main roads.

“It’s kind of like Nexton Square right down the road,” Troy said. “It’s just a matter of expanding the opportunities for people there.”

The first buildings constructed likely will be apartments or a convenience store with a gas station, he said. A mixed-use building with apartments above retail could follow.

Three or four parcels in the master plan are set aside for apartments, but Troy said construction will be phased in so they won’t flood the market.

Residential and office buildings will sit along Brighton Park Boulevard while the commercial structures will be built along Sigma Drive or on a new spine road that will run through the property.

The company began talking with WestRock about the property last year, and Troy said everything finally fell in place for the deal to come together at the end of last year.

He said the coronavirus has not affected the company’s plans for the site, but he hasn’t been able to travel back to Charleston since February.

“We’ll be there before too long and then with regularity,” Troy said.

The Charleston office of commercial real estate firm CBRE Inc. is representing the new development. A representative declined to disclose any potential tenants.

Sharbell’s Normandy Beach Community Sells Out

MANTOLOKING, N.J., Sharbell Development Corp. is officially sold out at its hugely popular beach home community in Mantoloking, NJ.  Known as “Normandy Beach” this collection of 21 homes is located just one mile from both ocean and bay.  Homes featured 5 bedrooms and up to 3800 SF of living space and some also boasted spectacular water views.

“Buyers really loved the idea of purchasing a brand new home that meets all current codes,” says Josie Weathers, sales manager for Sharbell.  “They also appreciated being able to choose all of their interior options at our company design studio.  They were really able to create the beach home of their dreams.”

Some buyers have already moved in and have been enjoying the summer season on the Barnegat Bay.  Most homes are still under construction and are expected to be completed by next summer.

This beach home community was the first of its kind for award-winning builder Sharbell Development Corp. and proved to be a huge success.  The homes featured numerous outdoor decks and patios from which water views could be appreciated.

Normandy Beach, where 74 percent of residences are second homes, is a hidden gem on the Jersey Shore, just south of Mantoloking in Ocean County. Residents enjoy a relaxed shore lifestyle separate from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, with all the wonderful amenities of a beach town. Boating, fishing, yacht clubs and marinas are just minutes away. The town offers fun family events throughout the summer, and numerous restaurants, markets and shops are located within the community. Boardwalk attractions and children’s amusements are conveniently located in nearby Point Pleasant and Seaside Heights.

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