Pre-Leasing Now Available at Clarus Maplewood

JMF - CLARUS_Maplewood Renderings Page 001MAPLEWOOD, NJ – It isn’t just a collection of upscale residences. CLARUS Maplewood is an entire residential experience that incorporates health, wellbeing, convenience and luxury, and it is available now for pre-leasing, developer JMF Properties announced today.

Renters who want to live at CLARUS Maplewood can now lock in their place early, well before the community’s initial occupancy scheduled for this summer. Pre-leasing is available for the entire collection of just 20 thoughtfully-designed one- and two-bedroom residences.

Located in the heart of Maplewood Village, voted New Jersey’s number ONE downtown by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, CLARUS is just steps from an array of sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, upscale boutiques, galleries and the Maplewood train station, with direct service to midtown Manhattan. Residents will enjoy living in a building that has been designed to achieve the WELL Building Standard®, a designation created by the International WELL Building Institute to ensure the buildings that people live and work in positively impact their health and wellbeing. Certified WELL Multifamily Residential buildings create an environment that helps improve resident sleep patterns, nutrition, fitness and mood.

“CLARUS Maplewood will be unlike any other residential community in New Jersey,” said Joe Forgione, the Founder and Principal of JMF Properties. “We developed this project from the inside-out, focusing first on the resident experience and then shaping our overall design around the lifestyle and environment we wanted to create. The result is a product that embraces the charm and character of Maplewood while also creating a new standard of living that will withstand the test of time, with a focus on the health and wellness of our residents.”

Taking its cue from the property’s Latin name which means “clear” or “bright,” CLARUS offers a balanced lifestyle with light-filled residences, exquisite finishes and appointments and a curated collection of amenities. Spacious residences will feature such high-end finishes as Jenn-Air, Whirlpool and Liebherr stainless steel appliances and Quartz countertops. All residents will have access to a full suite of amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga and spin studio, package center, resident lounge, billiards, and a beautifully-designed luxe lobby with double-sided fireplace. A digital, fitness-on-demand personal trainer will also be available 24 hours a day in the virtual fitness room.

The distinctive three-story CLARUS building will include a 20-car parking garage with an electric car charger, personal storage space for residents, secured bike storage, and elevator service. A collection of thoughtfully selected retail spaces in street-level storefronts is also planned for CLARUS. Starbucks and BCB Bank will be among the building’s first commercial tenants.

CLARUS’s commitment to the Well Building Standard is what truly sets it apart from other luxury residential communities in New Jersey. CLARUS will meet the strictest standards in seven categories: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. Some of the design elements used to achieve this desired residential environment include air purification, water filtration, optimized window performance for light control, designated fitness and relaxation spaces, and careful selection of building materials.

Not just a plaque on the wall, WELL certification is an active standard based on performance and construction. Fewer than 300 buildings worldwide have been certified by WELL and they are evaluated annually by inspectors.

“JMF Properties is deeply committed to maintaining the WELL Building Standard for CLARUS year in and year out and continuing to deliver the highest quality homes to its residents,” Mr. Forgione added.

Dubbed “Brooklyn West” by many residents because of its hip vibe, booming cultural scene, community-oriented lifestyle, and proliferation of New York City transplants, Maplewood is one of New Jersey’s most highly-desirable suburban towns. Community life revolves around downtown Maplewood’s scenic, winding main street, Maplewood Avenue, which boasts a unique ambience that is a combination of a classic American downtown and a tidy European village.

CLARUS residents will enjoy downtown Maplewood’s high walkability score. Everything needed for day-to-day living and enjoyment is within walking distance, including destinations such as Kings food market and the Maplewood Theatre just across the street, and one of New Jersey’s most active train stations just steps from the community’s front door.

JMF Properties has also launched a brand new website for CLARUS. For more information, visit

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