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Hanini Group is an award-winning real estate firm with more than 15 years of experience developing high-caliber loft-style residential, retail, commercial and corporate properties.
With more than $700 million of development projects under its belt, the firm is primarily known for its successful track record of taking historic properties in Newark, New Jersey, and rehabilitating them from top to bottom. Many of these buildings, beautifully restored to their former glory, have quickly become landmarks and popular focal points in the city.
The firm has expanded beyond Newark and has taken on large marquee projects in the greater New York City metropolitan area, such as Northern New Jersey and Brooklyn.
In practice, Hanini Group delivers a unique blend of creative vision and practicality that brings a fresh perspective to real estate development while staying ahead of the curve in the latest green building practices. Committed to vibrant cities and towns, Hanini Group is strongly dedicated to producing high-end spaces with the latest amenities while preserving historical integrity when working with older properties.
Over the years, the firm has been recognized for its work by cities and towns, prominent business leaders, local institutions, historical experts, and news media.


Over the years, Hanini Group has been recognized for its work by cities and towns, prominent business leaders, local institutions, historical experts, and news media.

  • 2004 Invested in Newark from the Start

    Hanini Group acquired its first property, The Little Shields Building in downtown Newark through friends and family funding.

  • 2012 Building New Life into the Heart of the City

    The Columbian, originally built in 1890, once held a restaurant, clothing stores, and other commercial spaces. Hanini Group rehabilitated this Market St. wonder into having over 70 apartment units enveloped in classical charm paired with modern amenities.

  • 2014 Restoring City Artifacts

    Hanini Group had the opportunity to transform The First National State Bank Building into Hotel Indigo. In 1977, this building was placed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hanini Group continued to become a vital part of Newark’s revitalization through this project as it is centrally located in Newark’s business district, the “Four Corners”.

  • 2016 Reviving City Landmarks

    The Hahne & Co. building was a department store chain in the 1960s. In a public-private venture, Hanini Group had the opportunity to help revitalize this building into once again becoming a prominent city landmark.
  • 2018 Reviving Urban Neighborhoods

    The People’s Bank Building is an iconic landmark, standing as Passaic’s tallest building. This building first opened in 1931, at the height of Passaic’s economic depression, and has now been given a new life as a new office building for the Passaic Board of Education.

  • 2022 Creating Limitless Communities

    707 Broad St. is one of Hanini Group’s newly acquired buildings. This property sits in the middle of Newark’s bustling downtown neighborhood, surrounded by myriad national corporate headquarters, including those of Panasonic, Prudential, and PSEG.


Hanini Group is on a mission to create equitable and environmentally sustainable communities by driving impact through a socially conscious investment strategy. We believe that people come first and we are committed to delivering an unparalleled quality of life, guided by collaboration, compassion and vision for uplifting urban communities.


Our vision is to be the gold standard for impact real estate investing. We seek to raise the bar for how urban communities are invested in by focusing time and attention on conscious design, sustainable construction, and equitable urban revitalization. At Hanini Group, we believe that investment value and social value work in tandem, and strive to make a positive impact in everything that we do.