Since the 1980’s, Eric Silverman and Paul Silverman have taken a significant role in the renewal of Jersey City’s neighborhoods and their economic growth. In 1981, they began with the renovation of a 13- unit apartment building on Sussex Street. In 2009, they welcomed the first residents to Hamilton Square- a 125-unit condominium building, adjacent to a park that they helped renovate, with a mix of 10 new retailers that they brought in to enhance neighborhood services and street life. In between these years, the Silverman’s restored historic landmarks, developed mixed-use buildings, and brought creative new retail ventures to the downtown area. With Hamilton Square, Schroeder Lofts, Park Foundry, The Majestic Condominiums, Padua Court, The Whittier House, Park Hamilton and many other projects, the Silvermans made a positive impact on the architectural character of historic areas and their revitalization.
Community involvement is as important to the Silvermans as their building construction. They are actively involved with several non-profit organizations such as New Jersey Needs You, New Jersey City University, Hudson County Community College, Art House Productions, Rising Tide Capital, Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County and New City Kids. Additionally, they host events, fundraisers and activities for the entire community. Their annual Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta and the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival give vitality to Jersey City neighborhoods.
Eric and Paul’s values, history and mission are easily summarized: Building Neighborhoods.