A New Jersey Meadowlands office landmark has been redefined as a showplace for modern design and amenities, according to commercial real estate services firmCushman & Wakefield. Alexander Property Holdings LLC, which owns 9 Polito Avenue in Lyndhurst, transformed the 30-year-old, 271,000-square-foot asset through a newly completed, multi-million-dollar renovation, and recently named Cushman & Wakefield as the building’s exclusive leasing and managing agent.
“This property is now the gem of the Meadowlands,” noted Cushman & Wakefield’s Curtis Foster, who heads the leasing team with Jerry Shifrin. “In essence, 9 Polito is a brand-new building with an amenities package befitting new office construction.”
Alexander Property Holdings purchased the 10-story, Class A asset – formerly known as Copper Ridge Center – in 2015. This spring, the firm reintroduced the property with a completely reinvented interior, and well-appointed facilities and services.
A dramatic, sculptural reception desk complements bright finishes, marble floors, contoured walls, soft-seating gathering areas, and custom light fixtures throughout the building. Copious use of LED lighting further defines 9 Polito’s distinctive, hospitality-inspired atmosphere. Alexander Property Holdings also updated the building’s mechanical systems and installed new elevator cabs.
A full-service café, teleconference center, gym, and outdoor WiFi and gardens highlight the property’s new lifestyle enhancements. Additional features include a childcare center, four decks of covered parking, turnstile card access with manned security, concierge service, onsite management and building engineer, full-building WiFi, and a loading dock for shipping and receiving. The building is attached by a catwalk to the Courtyard by Marriott Lyndhurst. 9 Polito tenants also enjoy onsite shuttle service to Secaucus Junction, with bus service to Manhattan just steps away.
“It has been gratifying to see our vision come to life at 9 Polito,” said Gabe Alexander, chief executive officer of Alexander Property Holdings, a boutique firm focused on value-add investments. “This is our first Meadowlands project, and from the outset we wanted to create a property that would truly stand above the competition in terms of design and services. This building offers spectacular views of Manhattan; a distinctive, shapely design; and excellent ‘bones.’ The renovations take advantage of high ceilings and double window lines to create what we think is a truly spectacular offering.”
The Cushman & Wakefield team currently is marketing units from 5,000 to 80,000 square feet at 9 Polito, with building signage available for a full-floor user. The property serves as the home for prestigious tenants.
“As a hands-on owner with a long-term approach to its investments, Alexander Property Holdings took no shortcuts with this project,” Shifrin noted. “The response from existing tenants has been incredibly positive, and leasing interest already is gaining momentum.”
9 Polito sits 10 miles from Manhattan and minutes from many of New Jersey’s major highways. By car, it is less than 10 miles from the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike, and just minutes from routes 3 and 17. Rutherford Station, 1.5 miles away, serves NJ Transit’s rail and bus systems. The property is also just 15 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport.
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