Cushman & Wakefield inks leases totaling 67,700 s/f

NORTH BERGEN, NJ — Three new, long-term tenant commitments totaling nearly 68,000 s/f at WestSide Center in North Bergen reflect strong demand following the office property’s recent repositioning and modernization by owner Real Capital Solutions. Commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield’s Curtis Foster and Jerry Shifrin serve as leasing agents for the 300,000 s/f, former Liz Claiborne, Inc. headquarters located at 5901 West Side Ave.• Victoria Classics leased 31,000 s/f at WestSide Center, relocating its headquarters to the property from Edison, NJ. Frank Recine and Dan Reider at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank served as tenant brokers. • Premiere Response leased 26,000 s/f at WestSide Center. Tim Cadigan and Bill McCaffrey from Avison Young represented Premiere Response in the transaction.• Axis Global Logistics leased 10,700 s/f and will relocate its corporate headquarters to WestSide Center from Maspeth, Queens, New York. Cushman & Wakefield’s Dan Johnsen and Stephen Elman served as brokers for the tenant. According to Foster, the recent leases speak to the success of WestSide Center’s repurposing as a multi-tenant property. The eight-story building was developed in 1994 for Liz Claiborne, Inc., which became Fifth & Pacific Companies before being renamed Kate Spade & Company. Upon the property’s sale to RCS in 2013, the organization leased back nearly 107,000 s/f on a long-term basis.RCS modernized the property – leveraging its dramatic, five-story atrium lobby with abundant natural light and brick accents. This theme carries throughout the building with new and updated finishes in bathrooms, lobbies, elevators and the parking structure. “This property presents an opportunity for even small tenants to land at a corporate headquarters-quality facility with superior technology infrastructure and a full suite of on-site amenities – all for competitive pricing in the desirable New Jersey Meadowlands market.” said Foster. Cushman & Wakefield is marketing the property to tenants as small as 5,000 s/f.

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