Shaquille O’Neal may not be the first person you’d think of when it comes to building an apartment building in New Brunswick, New Jersey. According to both Shaquille O’Neal and Boraie Development, however, that’s exactly the case as the pair have been in a partnership for the past few years to work on the development of The Aspire. When it was originally announced, O’Neal noted that it was set to be a high-quality complex with a significant amount of amenities for residents. Since then, The Aspire has finished construction, with Boraie Development, the lead developer behind the project, noting just how close the new complex is to amenities in the area.

With the combination of on-complex and outside amenities, it’s been noted that residents of the 238 apartments have everything they need within walking distance. When it comes to what’s on The Aspire complex, Boraie Development has pointed to a few key ones. Chief among these has been the state of the art yoga space and fitness center, which is open to all of the residents. Furthermore, an indoor/outdoor residents club also allows residents to work, rest and more in the spacious area. But that’s not where the shared space ends in The Aspire; a rooftop garden and sundeck also provides enough room for residents to BBQ and enjoy themselves.

On top of this, there’s also a 24/7 doorman in the lobby. However, that’s not where the amenities stop, as the central location in the heart of New Brunswick provides access to a number of different things. Chief among these are the local nightlife and shopping centers that are within walking distance. Furthermore, it’s been noted that the New Brunswick train station is directly adjacent to the building.

Boraie Development has been involved in a variety of construction projects over the past few years, with The Aspire being one of the most recent. The New Jersey-based company has been involved in the likes of Albany Street Plaza and One Spring Street, which received significant attention. The company is also involved in several other buildings that are still under construction, such as The Beach at South Inlet. Throughout this time, Boraie Development has been known for having quite high standards, even compared to many other residential and real estate development companies. This is notable for keeping standards consistent throughout a development cycle, from the initial hiring of an architect to finishing construction.