Arkad Group develops, builds and manages residential and commercial real estate. Our unique expertise in transit-oriented development, combined with our rigorous attention to detail, enables us to turn forgotten, under-utilized properties into thriving buildings and progressive communities. Our deep expertise, experience, and uncompromising commitment to quality and community gives us unique insight into how the right combination of retail, open space, residential and transit access can truly reinvent communities for the better.
Arkad Group Real Estate Corp has established itself as a leading real estate investments, development and property management company. With its corporate headquarters in Downtown Plainfield, New Jersey, the company is on a strong course of growth leading to activities across the Garden State. Arkad was founded by real estate entrepreneurs who own and manage the company and bring a hands-on approach to every projects they develop, lease and manage. The principals of Arkad Group have a proud family tradition of providing home buyers & tenants with outstanding quality, superior design & unsurpassed customer service by offering luxury homes, townhomes, apartments, condos and retail store fronts.
Arkad Group has a passion for developing underutilized and forgotten properties into residential and commercial assets that make a lasting and positive impact on various communities. Together with our partners, we redevelop, reposition and reenergize residential communities in specidifc downtowns around the Garden State. Our deep expertise, experience, and uncompromising commitment to quality and community gives us unique insight into how the right combination of retail, open space, residential and transit can truly reinvent entire communities for the better.
Arkad Group was founded in 2005 by principals, Mario Camino and Daniel Rivera, after they recognized the many opportunities afforded by the market BEFORE the crash of 2008 and subsequent recession. Since then, Arkad has evolved to become one of the premiere real estate developers in Central/Northern New Jersey for single family and mid-size Mixed Use Transit Oriented property. Since then, Arkad has grown to amass an ever-growing portfolio of properties, launched a full service construction company, a property management arm and in the process; Arkad has also become a powerhouse in all things Downtown Redevelopment and Transit Oriented Standards.
✔ "Strolling down North Avenue, Camino & Rivera describe a vision of the city that is far from the abandoned & crumbling brick structures that surround them". Star Ledger
✔ "Camino is confident he is the man who can bring excitement back to a once great neighborhood" Home News Tribune
✔ “Watching arkad negotiate, analyze and engage in real estate deals resembles a well coordinated game of monopoly" Jersey Latino Bound Magazine
✔ “Camino certainly has big ideas for Plainfield. He has passion, he's excited and he has the vision. We are looking for more Mario's" Adrian Mapp, Mayor of Plainfield.
STAR LEDGER, 2015
PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mario Camino remembers sitting in the window booth at Maria’s on North Avenue as a child and gazing across the street, up at the apartment windows where his family had lived for decades. Now the real estate developer owns that building, along with 3 others in the area. At just 31 years old, he believes he is the person who can reshape a Plainfield neighborhood that badly needs a second chance. Camino has bold plans to revitalize a two-block area of Plainfield’s downtown district stretching from the train station to East Front Street, between Park and Watchung avenues.
"WE WANT TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE RESIDENTS OF PLAINFIELD, NJ" Camino said. He believes that improving the quality of housing has a direct correlation with the quality of life for the people living in them and in the sorrounding areas.
HOME NEWS TRIBUNE, 2016
PLAINFIELD, NJ - This was Mario Camino's hometown until the age of 3, when his mother packed up the family to escape their Seventh Avenue neighborhood's crime.Nearly three decades later Camino, 31, is back, this time with ambitious plans that he says will help make this city a better place for residents and businesses. Camino, a Rutgers University graduate has decided to place its focus on "REVIVING" a forgotten city. Plainfield, NJ. Camino and Rivera are actively bringing delapitated property back to occupied and rented assets. He's cleaning up property in some of the worst neighborhoods in town. Working hand and in hand with Plainfield Police Department and city officials, this duo has been able to truly make a positive impact on this city.
PLAINFIELD, NJ - THE PLAINFIELD VISIONARY - "WE WANT TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE RESIDENTS OF PLAINFIELD, NJ" Camino said. He believes that improving the quality of housing has a direct correlation with the quality of the people living in them and in the sorrounding areas.
This was Mario Camino's hometown until the age of 3, when his mother packed up the family to escape their Seventh Avenue neighborhood's crime.Nearly three decades later Camino, 31, is back, this time with ambitious plans that he says will help make this city a better place for residents and businesses.
PLAINFIELD, NJ - Camino and Rivera will use the third floor of the building to house the offices of their own company, which they hope will show investors and prospective tenants that they are dedicated to the city.
The biggest issue before Camino’s grand plan is a lack of parking. He said that when he asked former downtown tenants why they left, a majority cited the difficulty in finding a spot to keep their cars during the day. There is a run-down lot behind the bank that Camino believes would be the perfect place for a new five-story parking deck, but because that structure would be owned by the city, he has had a considerably more difficult time moving forward with plans for it. Still, Camino said he is confident he is the man who can bring the excitement back to a once-great neighborhood. “We’re bringing a new vibe into town,” Camino said. “This town has needed someone to come along and bring it to a new era. I don't fear monsters. Plainfield doesn’t scare me the way it scares others.”
Arkad Group Real Estate Corp
107 Park Ave 2nd fl.
Plainfield, NJ 07060