Eric Silverman and Paul Silverman, Founders and Principals of SILVERMAN

Livingroom at Hamilton Square in Historic Dowtown, Jersey City
Livingroom at Hamilton Square in Historic Dowtown, Jersey City

“River View Observer Best Pick Developers for Jersey City.” 

Brothers Eric Silverman and Paul Silverman have been developing real estate in Jersey City since 1981, but they are not ordinary developers. While others are making a splash building modern skyscrapers and luxury condos on the waterfront, the Silverman brothers have spent the last three decades quietly transforming former warehouses into mixed-use buildings, schools into residences and abandoned storefronts into fashionable shops throughout Jersey City.

The brothers founded SILVERMAN, now the foremost developer of mixed-use residential buildings, historic landmarks and creative retail destinations in Jersey City, and today serve as a major engine behind the city’s revitalization. The company provides affordable and market-rate housing options to the greater community of Jersey City while building family oriented neighborhoods and supporting local retailers.

 “We are very proud to have witnessed the growth of Jersey City through our residential, commercial and retail developments,” said Paul Silverman, a principal at SILVERMAN. “We are committed to further restoring and advancing Jersey City while preserving its history and unique charm.”

A prime example of SILVERMAN’s development style is Hamilton Square (, a 124-unit premier adaptive reuse and new construction loft and condo development in the historic Hamilton Park neighborhood.  Hamilton Square is designed to combine a modern and industrial aesthetic, while offering luxurious loft living spaces with exquisite views of the Manhattan skyline and greenery of Hamilton Park. 

 To accommodate the needs of Hamilton Square residents, SILVERMAN sought out a strong balance of retailers to occupy the commercial spaces. SILVERMAN takes pride in addressing the wants and needs of buyers today and builds amenity-oriented neighborhoods to fit their residents’ lifestyles.


  • Antheia Floral Design ( provides beautiful floral design for weddings, events and parties of all budgets and tastes.

 Art House Productions ( inspires, nurtures, and promotes the arts in Jersey City’s community through events and programming.

 Downtown Coop ( is a supermarket that will feature affordable, high-quality, sustainable, locally sourced food products. It is slated to open in 2011.

 Hamilton Health and Fitness ( features an indoor lap pool, the newest in cardio and weight training equipment, diverse group classes ranging from yoga to spinning, sauna and steam rooms, a children’s center, and a fully equipped Pilates studio. The fitness club has also been designed and constructed to be as environmentally responsible as possible by using bamboo flooring, high efficiency heating and cooling, low water usage plumbing design, LED and CFL efficient lighting, and recycled materials and furnishings.


  • Hamilton Park Montessori ( is a school that was founded by a team of educators interested in creating a positive learning community where the best practices in Montessori and early childhood education are implemented.

 Hound About Town is a boutique focusing on a wholesome life for pets.  It will include organic foods and treats as well as sustainable toys and accessories and is slated to open in 2011.


  • Madame Claude Wine ( is a European styled wine shop owned by a local Jersey City husband and wife couple of French origin. The focus is on French wines and spirits, with a selection of French food products including pate, cheese, dried sausages, pickles, Dijon mustard and baguettes.


  • Newport Pharmacy ( is an independently owned local pharmacy that has been serving the neighborhood since 1986 and has found a new home at Hamilton Square.

 Next Step Broadway ( is a dance studio owned and operated by Amy Burnette, a former Radio City Rockette, which provides kids and adults with the skills they need to get to Broadway including dance, singing, acting, music and more.

 Provident Bank ( has a convenient ATM branch location at the development.

 Smith & Chang General Goods ( is a general store with an eco- twist and vintage vibe featuring quality goods that are essential to everyday life.

 Sophie Sophia ( a cake studio and bakery that produces the highest quality wedding cakes, specialty cakes and baked goods in New Jersey. 

 Tribeca Pediatrics ( has been helping New York families raise happy, healthy babies and kids since 1994, and is opening their first New Jersey office next year at Hamilton Square.  

 “It’s not just about building top-quality housing in Jersey City,” said Eric Silverman, principal at SILVERMAN. “We’ve enhanced the community by creating retail components, allowing for affordable, convenient and dynamic living in Jersey City.”

 Other prominent developments in Jersey City by SILVERMAN include: Schroeder Lofts (, Majestic Theatre Condominiums (, and Park Foundry (

SILVERMAN also focuses on creating a sustainable community by supporting a number of local charities and organizing neighborhood events.

 SILVERMAN supports Hudson County Child Abuse Prevention Center, Hudson County Community College Foundation, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton Park Conservancy, City Kids Church, City Sail, as well as Art House Productions, Jersey City Museum, Garden Preschool Cooperative, Women Rising, Jersey City Boys and Girls Club and Hudson Perinatal Consortium.

 The company organized the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival, which drew more than 3,000 attendees and benefited the Hamilton Park Conservancy; the Fifth Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta, the Fifth Annual Oktoberfest Parade and Festival; and a Pumpkin Patch for area schoolchildren.

For more information regarding the on-site sales office at Hamilton Square or to schedule an appointment please contact Sawyer Smith at or 201-434-1000.

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