Vision Real Estate Partners/Rubenstein Partners project ahead of schedule
HANOVER, NJ — The new MetLife Investments Global Headquarters in Hanover is water-tight just in time for winter, with construction ahead of schedule and on budget. The 185,000 s/f, build-to-suit facility, located at 67 Whippany Rd. adjacent to Bayer Healthcare’s East Coast Headquarters, is a project of Vision Real Estate Partners (VREP) and Rubenstein Partners.
According to Sam Morreale, VREP founder and managing partner, the MetLife project is crafted to meet the new generation of workforce standards. The sustainable, class A building, designed to LEED Gold Core and Shell and LEED Platinum Interiors standards, features an open floor plan with collaborative workspaces and breakout rooms. Employees will enjoy a town hall with technologically advanced conference facilities, food court with indoor and outdoor seating, café, and fitness center. The site includes 4.5 parking spaces per 1,000 feet of rentable area. “We have just finished the building shell, and our construction team is gearing up to launch the interior build-out,” Morreale said. “This is going to be a beautiful facility and a great example of the fully amenitized workplaces that forward-thinking corporate users are seeking as they position themselves to recruit and retain talent.” A summer 2016 delivery is anticipated for the property, which will house more than 900 MetLife employees. Vision Real Estate Partners and Rubenstein Partners purchased 67 Whippany Rd., a former Alcatel-Lucent Campus, in 2010. The MetLife building anchors the redevelopment’s 100-acre South Campus component. The 94-acre balance houses the 675,000 s/f, LEED-certified Bayer Healthcare facility, which Vision Real Estate Partners and Rubenstein Partners built following the parcel’s sale to Bayer.