Ørsted, a U.S. leader in offshore wind energy, has selected a location for its Newark office, building on its commitment to the state of New Jersey. Working with Edison Properties, a privately-owned real estate holding and development company, Ørsted has secured a lease for 8,200 square feet to occupy a portion of the second floor of Ironside Newark. Ørsted’s offices are expected to open this summer of and will house IT, operations and other project and company support staff for New Jersey offshore wind projects.
“New Jersey has established itself as a national leader in clean energy, innovation, and offshore wind, which makes it an ideal location for Ørsted Offshore North America to headquarter our Digital Hub,” said David Hardy, CEO, Ørsted Offshore North America. “We’re excited to put down roots in Newark as we continue to develop our offshore wind projects Ocean Wind 1 and 2, bringing renewable energy to more than 1 million New Jersey homes.”
“Leading companies, like Ørsted North America, are attracted to Ironside Newark due to its central location in downtown Newark, unparalleled amenities and access to outdoor space,” said Lenny Lazzarino, senior vice president of leasing at Edison Properties. “As Newark continues its comeback from the pandemic and garners more attention as an emerging technology hub, Ørsted’s presence will further solidify the downtown neighborhood as a vibrant, desirable location for industry-leading companies.”
“Ørsted is a major part of New Jersey’s clean energy transformation and I am thrilled to see them further committing to New Jersey by opening an office in Newark,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “Ørsted’s positioning in Newark puts them at the center of New Jersey’s business community and close to critical partners such as PSE&G, with whom we are also collaborating to reduce New Jersey’s dependence on fossil fuels and to eliminate greenhouse gases. Ørsted will be a fantastic corporate citizen in the City of Newark and a welcome addition as a part of Newark’s successful revitalization and economic resurgence.”
“Ørsted’s decision to put down roots at Ironside Newark exemplifies how Newark continues to grow as a dynamic hub for sustainability and technology companies at the forefront of their respective industries,” said Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. “Ironside Newark and Edison Properties are helping to usher the city into a new chapter post-pandemic, providing a cutting-edge commercial and retail destination for forward-thinking tenants working to create a brighter future for the next generation.”
Ironside Newark, located at 110 Edison Place, is a formerly circa-1907 warehouse in downtown Newark, New Jersey that has been redeveloped and restored by Edison Properties into a commercial and retail hub across more than 456,000 square feet. It is situated directly adjacent to Newark Penn Station and within quick distance to Newark Liberty International Airport. Designed by the renowned New York City-based design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman, Ironside Newark boasts direct access to the new Mulberry Commons Park, a city-owned park.
“We are excited to have Ørsted, one of the leading sustainability companies in the world, choose Ironside Newark to help them grow their renewable energy initiatives,” said Tim Greiner, executive managing director of JLL. “Edison’s adaptive re-use of 110 Edison into a state-of-the-art energy efficient office building was a perfect fit.”
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