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Toronto-based Avison Young Named Exclusive Bridgewater Crossing Agents

Company's New Jersey office to handle leasing for 600,000 square foot office complex, hotels and retail areas.

Toronto-based Avison Young Named Exclusive Bridgewater Crossing Agents

Jeffrey L. Heller, principal and managing director of Avison Young’s New Jersey office, announced that the firm has been named the exclusive leasing agent for Bridgewater Crossing, one of New Jersey’s preeminent suburban office complexes.

Owned by Piedmont Office Realty Trust, one of the top five office real estate investment trusts in the U.S., Bridgewater Crossing is comprised of two mirror-image Class-A office buildings that together total approximately 600,000 square feet (sf). The buildings are located at 200 and 400 Crossing Blvd., within the master-planned, mixed-use Bridgewater Commons commercial complex.

Avison Young Principal William E. McCaffrey is leading the leasing assignment for Bridgewater Crossing, which is currently 94 percent leased.

“Bill and Jeff bring with them significant experience and intimate knowledge of Bridgewater Crossing, which we will look to leverage as we continue to build on the leasing momentum we have generated at this standout office complex,” states Alex Valente, director of Asset Management for Piedmont. “We are confident that Avison Young’s strong national platform, as well as the team’s local market expertise, will assist us in identifying high-caliber tenants for Bridgewater Crossing.”

Bridgewater Crossing was thoughtfully designed to integrate with the immediate vicinity’s hotel and retail uses, providing tenantsdirect pedestrian access to a 350-room Marriott hotel and conference center, and the adjacent Bridgewater Commons mall and The Village at Bridgewater Commons, which feature more than 100 stores and restaurants.

Currently, there is one unit available for lease at Bridgewater Crossing totaling 21,000 sf of fourth floor space.

“As a firm, we are being extremely selective with regard to the agency assignments we take on, and Piedmont’s commitment to the high-quality management of Bridgewater Crossing, as well as the complex’s leading-edge position, make this assignment one of the most coveted in New Jersey,” comments Heller. “Our marketing approach will draw on the strengths of Avison Young’s integrated platform to ensure that this property continues to outperform the market.”

Reflective of the complex’s prestige, Bridgewater Crossing boasts a tenant roster of world-class companies in a variety of industries, including GE Capital, Pfizer, Brother International Corp., Synchronoss Technologies and Dendreon. The buildings feature a shaded reddish granite exterior, 45-foot column spacing, 50-percent-covered parking and high-tech wiring.

The complex recently opened a new full-service cafeteria, which adds to an amenities wing that is highlighted by an executive conference center, cafe and fitness center with lockers and showers. The state-of-the-art fitness center has premium equipment and locker room facilities. Executive conferencing facilities include a large conference room and break-out room with conference tables, seating for approximately 25 people, and audio-visual equipment.

Featuring a solar panel array, Bridgewater Crossing is a winner of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 360, which recognizes buildings that are operating at the highest standards of excellence. The complex has also received Energy Star certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its incorporation of energy-efficiency features and technology.

Bridgewater Crossing is strategically located in the heart of New Jersey's "power corridor," at the confluence of I-78, I-287, Route 22 and Route 202/206 in Somerset County, where many of the state's blue-chip firms are headquartered. The complex boasts proximity to many other major roadways including routes 280 and 80, as well as the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The complex also features an on-site heliport and convenient access to mass transit.

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 1,500 real estate professionals in 53 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.


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