The Hampshire Companies Inks Three Leases Totaling 44,000 SF at CENTRA Metropark

The Hampshire Companies, a full-service, private real estate investment firm with equity in assets valued at over $2.5 billion, has announced three lease transactions totaling 44,000 square feet at CENTRA, its LEED Platinum certified office building which was awarded the 2013 American Institute of Architects National Honors Award. The state-of-the-art office building is located at 186 Wood Avenue South in Woodbridge.

Grant Thorton, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms with 6,000 employees worldwide, will occupy the top floor of the building in what is the largest of the leases totaling 31,288 square feet. Stern + Associates, a public relations and marketing company that specializes in thought leadership, signed a 7,558-square-foot lease and Atrium Staffing of New Jersey, an applicant-centric staffing agency, took 5,272 square feet.

“The addition of these three tenants is a testament to CENTRA at MetroPark’s premier location and superior design,” said Todd Anderson, a Principal of The Hampshire Companies.  “The Metropark market continues to thrive as one of New Jersey’s most sought after suburban office markets. CENTRA continues to attract quality tenants that know the benefits of a LEED Platinum environment and appreciate its unique and modern design in a highly accessible location.”

CENTRA is a 110,000-square-foot, Class-A state-of-the-art office building with floor to ceiling glass, sunken gardens, and a full amenity package including a fitness center, conference center and cafe. Situated on more than 19 acres, CENTRA is ideally located within the heart of Metropark, offering close proximity to New Jersey Transit, The Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, I-287 and Routes 1 and 27 and Newark Liberty International Airport. Currently 43,700 square feet of divisible space is available for lease at the office building which is ideal for global and local headquarter operations for a variety of industries.

Grant Thorton was represented by Mike Christian and Sam Horowitz of DTZ. Stern + Associates was represented by Marc Rosenberg of Cushman and Wakefield. Atrium Staffing of NJ was represented by Christian Politan of Cushman and Wakefield.

David Simson, Vice Chairman and COO of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s New Jersey operations and Jamie Drummond, Senior Managing Director represented The Hampshire Companies in the transactions.

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