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.


Southside Lofts at Town Center Will Welcome its First Residents This October!

Southside Lofts at Town Center is busy taking leases for the first residents of this exclusive new 64 unit luxury rental community in the heart of Robbinsville’s Town Center.  Built and managed by Sharbell Development Corp., the first of two buildings is expected to be ready for move-in this Fall!

The one and two-bedroom apartments will be 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 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.

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

Vintage at Hamilton, A New Community for Active Adults 55+, Officially Breaks Ground!

(Hamilton Twp., N.J.) – Award-winning builder, Sharbell Development Corp., has officially broken ground on its newest community, Vintage at Hamilton.  Located in Hamilton Township, the neighborhood is designed for those aged 55+ and will feature 122 duplexes and townhomes along with lifestyle amenities, including a clubhouse and pool.  

The official ceremony to commence this exciting project included many township officials and local business leaders such as Hamilton Twp. Mayor Jeff Martin; Councilman and County Freehold Anthony Carabelli, Jr.; Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo; Fred Dumont, Township Director of Economic Development; Kate Kane, Associate Director of Economic Development; Executive Director of the Hamilton Partnership, Rachel Holland; Executive Director of the Hamilton YMCA, Diana Zita and many others.  Most notably in attendance were the many home buyers that have already selected home sites and signed contracts who enjoyed meeting their future neighbors!

Vintage at Hamilton offers four different floor plans which feature 3 bedrooms, including a first floor owner’s suite, and 2.5 bathrooms. Typically, second floors will offer a loft area, additional bedrooms and bath.  All homes come with an attached one or two-car garage (depending on plan) and full basement, with an option to finish it for an added level of living! Homes range from approximately 2100 – 2300 SF.

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 available to truly personalize their home.  Pricing begins at $389,900.  For more information call (609) 900-3130 or visit

About Sharbell Development Corporation

            Since 1984, Sharbell Development Corp. has built over 4,000 homes in central New Jersey, from million-dollar custom estates to multi-family condominiums. Vintage at Hamilton will be their fourth active adult community in Hamilton Township, a testament to the company’s strong relationship with the residents of the area.  Sharbell also successfully develops and manages complete retail, office and mixed-use projects throughout the state. Sharbell has garnered numerous national and local honors and awards, including Home Buyers Warranty’s Diamond Home Builder designation and New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Award. Sharbell maintains an ongoing commitment to serving the needs of its homeowners, as well as serving the public good through meticulous planning, a special sensitivity to land use and the environment, and a constant effort to improve the communities in which it builds, creating a shared sense of pride and place for both existing and new residents and tenants.

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Sharbell’s Iconic ‘Town Center’ in Robbinsville, 25 Years in the Making, is a Model for Mixed-Use

Tom Troy, president of Sharbell Development Corp., has been with the firm since 1987 and has helped spearhead its development of the landmark Washington Town Center project in Robbinsville.

It’s been more than 20 years since the first shovel hit the ground, but Tom Troy hasn’t lost sight of what helped launch the landmark Washington Town Center project in Robbinsville.

From the start, he said, the town’s governing body has been cooperative and open-minded.

Construction at Montgomery Crossing Underway!

Montgomery Crossing is a new townhome community just off Route 206 in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, NJ and continues to sell quickly! Built by award-winning Sharbell Development Corp., construction is currently underway, with the first buyers expected to move in by late summer!

The townhomes all feature a brick front façade and rear entry garages.  Inside, the homes will have three to four bedrooms and up to three and a half baths.  Some of the standard features will include stainless steel kitchen appliances; including a 5-burner cooktop and wall oven, polished quartz kitchen countertops, oak tread stairs, ceramic tiled bathrooms, smart-home technology and much more. Each town 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 is located 2 miles from Princeton and less than 6 miles from the Princeton train station.  Montgomery Twp. was voted #2 Best Family-Friendly Town in New Jersey and #1 in Somerset County by New Jersey Monthly in 2017. Students in the community will attend the highly ranked Montgomery Twp. schools.

Townhomes at Montgomery Crossing are currently priced from the mid $500s. The sales office is located on 30 Vreeland Drive, Building 30, Suites 5 and 6, Skillman, NJ 08558 (Montgomery Professional Center).  For more information please call (609) 454-5155 or visit

Normandy Beach Announces New Model Home!

NORMANDY BEACH, N.J., Sharbell Development Corp.  proudly announces the debut of a newly decorated model home at Normandy Beach.  Sales have been moving at a quick pace and the previous model homes have been sold!

Normandy Beach is seeing a big demand for these new luxury beach homes that are just one block from both ocean and bay! “Buyers really appreciate the quality construction, the reputation of the builder and the chance to have a brand new beach home,” says Josie Weathers, sales manager for Sharbell Realty, Inc.

The current decorated model provides more than 3,100 square feet of living space across three stories with water views!  There is plenty of space for hosting family and friends with five bedrooms and 4.5 baths.  The main level offers an open concept kitchen and family room and a first floor bedroom (or office).  The other levels feature large bedrooms with flex space and plenty of storage.

This collection of 21 luxury, single-family homes is one block from the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay beaches and offers four shore-inspired designs ranging in size from approximately 3,200 to 3,800 square feet and featuring three stories of luxury living, some with ocean or bay views. Flexible floor plans offer five bedrooms, up to five baths and a two-car garage. Gourmet kitchens boast granite countertops and Jenn-Air® stainless-steel appliances and outdoor decks provide the perfect spot for alfresco meals. Buyers can customize these homes with numerous upgrades and options, including elevators. Built to meet the latest building codes and standards for New Jersey shore properties, pricing begins at $885,000. Floor plans can be viewed on

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.

Normandy Beach is easily accessed from the Garden State Parkway via routes 70 and 34 to Route 35, which runs the length of the Barnegat Peninsula. As an alternative, NJ TRANSIT has a rail stop in Bay Head on the North Jersey Coast Line, for stress-free travel from northern New Jersey and New York City.

For more information about this collection of new luxury homes and to schedule a tour of the model home, contact Josie Weathers, Sharbell Realty at (732) 288-4751.