Sterling Properties and AST Development to host grand opening of Verdana Howell

What it means to be a renter in New Jersey will soon change forever. A joint venture of two of the state’s most respected development companies, Sterling Properties and AST Development, will host the highly anticipated grand opening of Verdana Howell, the region’s newest luxury apartment community.

On June 22 and 23, Sterling and AST are inviting prospective renters to visit Verdana and tour the community’s striking model home and amenities-filled Residents’ Club.

Designed to provide visitors with a true sense of what it feels like to be a Verdana resident, the model home includes all of the unique features and finishes that will make the community’s residences some of the most sought-after in the Garden State. With private entrances, balconies/patios, 9-foot ceilings, ceramic-tiled kitchens featuring shaker-style wood espresso cabinets and quarts countertops, ceramic-tiled bathroom floors, designer carpeting, stainless steel appliances, full-size washers and dryers and more, the one- and two-bedroom residences at Verdana are unlike any other apartments in the region.

At the heart of the community is the Residents’ Club, which further sets Verdana apart from other rental enclaves. Featuring a state-of-the-art fitness studio, billiards space and clubroom with Wi-Fi, the Residents’ Club raises Verdana’s luxury lifestyle quotient by providing residents with a private retreat in which they can work, relax or socialize at any time of the day or night.

“Verdana Howell is more than just a new place to live; it’s a full lifestyle upgrade,” explains Rosanne Brooks, director of sales and marketing for Sterling Properties. “When it comes to rental communities, it’s rare to find such sought-after amenities and attention to detail in the design elements. Attendees of the grand opening will be some of the first individuals to experience the unique combination of sumptuousness and comfort that Verdana affords residents.”

Consisting of 22 two-story, garden-oriented buildings, Verdana Howell will offer spacious floor plans ranging from 750 to 1,306 square feet and boasting attached garages (per plan), individual controls for gas heating and central air conditioning and pre-wiring for cable TV, Internet and security alarm.

In addition to the Residents’ Club, Verdana residents will enjoy access to various high-end amenities including a swimming pool, tennis court and tot lot.

“The number of people who’ve joined Verdana’s priority waitlist has been overwhelming,” Brooks said. “There has been a dramatic shift in the housing market, as people from every demographic are choosing to rent. For those discerning renters who desire an upscale atmosphere, Verdana is an unparalleled option.”

Located in picturesque Monmouth County, Howell Township boasts an exceptional school system and numerous recreational opportunities including the enviable Manasquan Reservoir — a 1,204- acre park offering fishing, boating, walking and biking opportunities. Numerous shopping, dining and entertainment venues in the immediate vicinity add to the convenience of the location.

The front four acres of Verdana Howell is adjacent to Route 9, and have been approved for commercial use up to 30,000 square feet. Significant highway improvements will allow residents to access the gated community via Route 9 North and South. A NJ Transit bus stop is located at the front entrance of the community.

Monthly rent for market-rate homes at Verdana Howell starts at $1,650. To RSVP for the grand opening, contact the Verdana leasing team at 732-905-9995 or For more information about Verdana Howell, which is located at 2501 Route 9, visit

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