As a developer we believe we have a responsibility not only to build sound structures but intriguing ones. Homes that are artistic in their presentation. Office space which, through its very structure, encourages collaboration and creativity. The world does not need another cookie-cutter high-rise. Which is why we create trends, not follow them. Any space can be decorated to amaze. However it is a true testament to both a space and its creator if it can astound you in its purest form. Open, empty, honest.
The decline of manufacturing, warehousing and shipping in New York City and its greater metro region over the past decades has created a void in the urban fabric.
As this was happening, National Resources took stock of their urban and post industrial surrounds and found value in them. Seeing these old, vernacular buildings in person, and the old world which was built around them, provided all the inspiration and motivation to find new purpose for these relics of our industrial past.
Designing spaces within old buildings is an exhilarating enterprise. Adding, grafting, inserting and knitting new pieces to an existing puzzle is endlessly stimulating. The original structure is stubborn and unyielding, as if voicing its resistance to change. However the developer is free and the challenge new, complex and stimulating. There is no pre-ordained result. Once complete, the end user gets to experience a feeling that is quite rare. A combination of old and new. Familiar, yet profound; this is a feeling which liberates its user and opens the door to a new realm of behavioral diversity and creative purpose.
Over the past century, the Greater New York Area's waterfront has experienced a dramatic transformation. The animated industrial ports that built this country would slowly begin closing their doors, slipping into a stage of abandonment and neglect. Only recently have these monuments of our past awoken, undergoing a metamorphosis seemingly overnight and becoming the most desirable targets of modern day development.
In Yonkers, it was Otis Elevator; in Hastings, there was Anaconda Metals; in Sleepy Hollow, General Motors; and along the New Jersey coastline, there was Ford. The unfortunate by-product of the economic success of these titans of industry was their voracious appetite to control and exploit every inch of the waterfront for the delivery and shipping of materials. However, after almost 100 years of operation, the only reminder of their animated past is a string of obsolete factories and significant environmental degradation.
With the demise and relocation of these former industries, the Hudson Valley has begun to approach the redevelopment of its waterfront in those same subtle and exciting ways as its national peers. After years of industrial use, the river's edge now sits dormant. A recycling of our waterfront seems right now. Once again the shorelines will be transformed into a vibrant center of activity and excitement, now with a completely different goal.
Since its inception in 1988, National Resources has developed strong relationships with a multitude of talented firms who have been able to consistently aid in the timely completion of developments and realization of the National Resources vision.
Partnerships with some of the world's largest financial firms have enabled National Resources to continually secure the requisite funding for projects large and small, while relationships with local subcontractors and construction specialists have ensured that work is delivered on time and on budget.
Longstanding connections with the industry's leading architectural, planning and engineering firms coupled with a solid foundation of in-house talent have helped National Resources deliver the innovative and extraordinary developments that it has become known for. The total number of National Resources employees is currently at 70 full-time.
Real Estate Investment
National Resources is a specialist real estate development and investment firm that focuses on the redevelopment of corporate and industrial sites. NRE has been built on a solid foundation of acquisitions, leasing, and redevelopment but with the unique value added dimension - Sustainability. NRE has redeveloped over $1 billion of projects with some of the world's largest capital partners. Most significantly, NRE has been able to achieve these objectives while producing strong financial returns for investors. NRE is best known for its landmark Hudson River waterfront residences and its innovative i.parks.
Smart, Simple, Authentic
Our communities and properties are created with National Resources' trademarked intelligent design standard, which embodies the principles of smart, simple and authentic design. Developed using sustainable materials, advanced construction techniques, and home to energy efficient features such as instant hot water heaters, Energy Star™ rated appliances, and super-efficient HVAC systems, the Pearl ranks amongst the most innovative residential buildings on the market today.