Hanini Group is made up of passionate people who love cities, vibrant neighborhoods, and beautiful design. We have deep roots and an abiding interest in the communities where we have projects, which are respectful and responsive of the surrounding locale. Because of our approach, Hanini Group has been recognized for its work over the years by cities and towns, prominent business leaders, local institutions, stakeholders, historical experts, and national and local news media.
2004 Invested in Newark from the Start
Hanini Group acquired its first property, then known as The Little Shields Building, in New Jersey’s Newark downtown neighborhood via funding from friends and family.
2012 Building New Life into the Heart of the City
In Newark’s downtown sits the Columbian, which was originally built in 1890 and once held a restaurant, clothing stores and other commercial spaces. Hanini Group rehabilitated this Market Street wonder into a swank residential mixed-use building with over 70 apartment units. The building is known for its preserved pre-war classical details paired with modern amenities.
2014 Restoring City Artifacts
On Broad Street in Newark is the First National State Bank, which earned the honor of being placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Hanini Group came into the unique opportunity to transform the edifice into Hotel Indigo. The downtown project, centrally located in Newark’s business district, nicknamed the Four Corners, signaled Hanini Group’s continuing and vital role in Newark’s revitalization.
2016 Reviving City LandmarksSpanning a large swath of Newark’s downtown district, the distinctive brick Hahne & Co. building has long been a fixture in city history as a once famous department store where everybody shopped, from shoes to fur coats. In a public-private venture, Hanini Group had the opportunity to help revitalize this building into once again becoming a prominent city landmark for today and the future.
2018 Reviving Urban Neighborhoods
Billed as the tallest building in Passaic, New Jersey, the People’s Bank Building is an iconic landmark that first opened in 1931 at the height of the Great Depression. Hanini Group was given the task to breathe new life into the structure, which now functions as a new office building for the Passaic Board of Education.
2022 Creating Limitless Communities
Situated in Newark’s downtown is 707 Broad Street, one of Hanini Group’s newly acquired buildings. This property is surrounded by myriad national corporate headquarters, including those of Panasonic, Prudential Financial, and PSEG. Hanini Group, along with its partners, plan to upgrade and renovate the large property, while also activating the rooftop with a new vision and purpose.