Cast Iron Lofts II, the collection of 232 rental homes which has propelled Jersey City’s SoHo West neighborhood to new heights, enjoyed a banner night at the 2017 New Jersey Builder Association’s Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards. The annual event recognizes the year’s most creative and successful residential marketing and sales efforts throughout New Jersey.
The 27-story industrial-inspired building located at 300 Coles Street – which was developed by Manhattan Building Company and marketed by City Homes and Gardens — was honored in four prominent categories, highlighted by the coveted Grand Award for “Community of the Year for a Rental Community with over 200 Units.” Cast Iron Lofts II was also singled out for “Leasing Team of the Year,” “Best Marketing Strategy for a Rental Community” and “Best Logo Design for a Rental Community.”
The awards gala was held on April 6th at the Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina in Atlantic City.
Fully leased, Cast Iron Lofts II is the second building in the 387-unit Cast Iron Lofts Collection, an offering of upscale rental homes, resort-inspired recreation and social amenities and dynamic retail space that has created a true community environment in Jersey City’s up-and-coming SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City) neighborhood.
“We’re honored to be recognized by our industry peers,” says Lou Mont, COO of Hoboken-based Manhattan Building Company. “These awards are a tribute to the creativity and countless hours invested by our planners, architects, leasing agents, marketing consultants and many others to create a vibrant new neighborhood on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken. We’re not only proud of the success of the development, but also of its larger contribution to the growth of Jersey City.”
The Cast Iron Collection is the first phase of a larger neighborhood concept being produced by Manhattan Building Company that will ultimately include 2,312 residences in multiple buildings complemented by street-level retail space. The current phases include 20,000 square-feet of retail space occupied by 8 Springs Studio, a Pilates and Yoga studio; Viaquenti Academy, a bilingual pre-school; Brewshot, a coffee shop that has several other locations in Jersey City and NYC; and The Art House, a non-profit that will include a 99-seat black box theatre.
Cast Iron Lofts offered studio, one-, two- and a large selection of three-bedroom residence, ranging in size from 885 to 1,885 square feet. Homes included 10’ ceiling heights with exposed duct work, oversized windows, custom walk-in closets, hardwood floors, granite countertops, bathrooms with stained marble vanity, polished porcelain Carrera-tiled floor and glass enclosed showers with shower surround and massaging shower-heads.
The world-class amenities at Cast Iron Lofts include a resort-style 17,000 square-foot rooftop deck with sparking heated pool pool-side shower, gas BBQ grills, outdoor fire pit lounge areas, and lush landscaping with a shaded tree grove and sitting area. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio and fitness on demand system, business center, private conference room, children’s playroom, resident lounge with bar, fireplace, billiard table, shuffleboard and large screen TV; a lobby library lounge and bike storage.
Construction is nearing completion on the next luxury rental building to be introduced by Manhattan Building Company in SoHo West. To be called SOHO Lofts, the newest offering will consist of 377 apartment homes in two high-rise buildings connected by a lavish lobby and amenity deck.