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1920:

Elberon Development Group, a New Jersey family-owned real estate business, was founded by David O. Evans in 1920. The company began as a residential construction company, building one house at a time based on new home buyer demand.

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1920s:

Elberon Development Group constructs their first industrial building in Elizabeth, NJ.

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1940s:

First of what would become several build-to-suit projects for Kraft Foods.

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1956:

First build-to-suit for General Motors Elizabeth, NJ.

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1959:

Construction of first Wakefern Building.

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1966:

Anne Evans Estabrook 2nd generation to join Elberon Development Group.

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1983:

David O. Evans, company founder, passes away.

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1960-1980s:

Constructs approximately 4 million square feet of industrial space.

1996:

Dave Gibbons, son of Anne Evans Estabrook, becomes the third generation to join the company.

1998-2004:

Several redevelopment projects and renovation of existing portfolio takes place.

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2008:

In a joint venture with Prologis, Elberon Development Group delivers 560-596 Bercik Street.

1985-1990s:

Acquisition of existing buildings to grow the portfolio.

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2012:

Delivery of inspections facility for East Coast warehouse.

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2012:

Elberon Development Group and its joint venture partner, Prologis, complete a 152,000 square foot build-to-suit distribution facility for long-standing tenant Federal Express in Elizabeth, NJ, Bercik Street.

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2013:

Elberon Development Group delivers a 175,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse for France-based food distributor Seafrigo Cold Storage in Elizabeth, NJ. The new facility features 16,000 square feet of 2-story office space, 25 tailboards, 40 foot clear ceiling height, and temperature controlled rooms ranging from -10 degrees up to 55 degrees.

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2013:

Elberon Development Group delivers a new, state-of-the-art, 524,000 square foot distribution center to Wakefern Food Corp. on the same site that Elberon’s founder, David O. Evans, had constructed Wakefern’s original building 50 years prior in Elizabeth, NJ. The project won the NAIOP “Deal of the Year” Award.

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2015:

Dave Gibbons becomes CEO and Anne Evans Estabrook stays on as Chairman.

2011:

Dave Gibbons becomes president.

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2016:

Elberon Development Group and its joint venture partner, The Avidan Group, redevelop 17 acres in Elizabeth into a two-building industrial center totaling 225,000 square feet. The site houses Seafrigo Cold Storage and Pilot Air Freight. The project wins the NJ-NAIOP 2016 “Industrial Deal of the Year” Award.

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2017:

Dave Gibbons becomes President of NAIOP NJ.

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