Bell Works in Holmdel — Courtesy: Peter Dant Photography/Somerset Development
By Joshua Burd
Somerset Development has inked more than a dozen new office leases at Bell Works, the massive mixed-use campus at the former site of the Bell Labs complex in Holmdel.
The developer on Tuesday said it was set to welcome an additional 15 users at the 2 million-square-foot property. The new tenants, which will occupy more than 48,000 square feet collectively, include everything from a lender and a well-known developer to a clothing store and a state legislative district office.
“Bell Works continues to generate incredible leasing interest, having emerged as the preeminent commercial venue in the region — and one of the most compelling mixed-use environments in the country,” said Ralph Zucker, president of Somerset Development. “Each new company adds its own sense of vitality to the Bell Works community, not only among fellow office-based businesses, but to the long list of retailers, restaurants, and other attractions that make Bell Works a truly unique destination.”
The Garibaldi Group President Jeff Garibaldi, Vice President Tara Keating and Vice President Kyle Mahoney represented Somerset Development in each transaction as the exclusive office leasing team at Bell Works. The newest office tenants include:
- Atrium Staffing, a woman-owned recruitment and contingent workforce solutions company that designs and manages client enterprise and tech-forward talent engagement programs;
- ASC Americas, a global provider of omni-channel recording and analytics solutions for contact centers, financial institutions and public safety organizations;
- Defined Spaces Commercial, an award-winning design studio and consulting agency offering workplace space planning, hospitality design and model home merchandising;
- Ding, an international mobile top-up platform delivering cutting-edge technology to developed and emerging markets;
- Drive21, a project management and design consultation firm offering top-to-bottom project management, engineering and logistics, as well as print production, custom fabrication and installation;
- Garmany of Red Bank, a corporate office location for the refined clothing store offering designer brands, shoes and accessories for men and women;
- HarborOne Mortgage, a residential mortgage lender throughout the Northeast since 1983;
- Hillcrest Wealth Advisors, a firm providing investment advisory services, financial planning and discretionary investment management;
- HiringSolved, a company specializing in artificial intelligence-powered recruiting, automated candidate searching and innovative talent acquisition;
- HYLAN, a leading provider of turnkey communications and electrical infrastructure design, engineering and construction services for wireline, wireless and smart city municipal service operators around the U.S.;
- Onyx Equities, a real estate investment and property services firm specializing in acquiring and managing commercial properties;
- Performance Language Solutions, a leading patent translation and global IP filing provider specializing in turnkey solutions for Paris Convention and PCT National Phase filings and EP Validation;
- LightRiver Software, a pioneer and the industry leader in the software defined discovery, analysis and control of multivendor fiber optic telecommunications networks;
- net, a company that connects candidates to employers through innovative technology solutions;
- The 13th legislative district office of state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, which covers Holmdel and several towns in northeastern Monmouth County.
“We’re thrilled with the continued leasing demand at Bell Works and are excited to welcome a series of new tenants to the unique and collaborative community we’ve created at this increasingly dynamic metroburb,” said Jeff Garibaldi, president of The Garibaldi Group. “The office environment here is unlike any other in New Jersey, and its unique combination of modern office space, urban-style shopping and chic dining continues to attract a diverse mix of businesses to the building.”
Bell Works is anchored by a quarter-mile-long atrium that is now a publicly accessible destination for shops, restaurants, health care, community services and more. A host of retailers and restaurants have opened within the complex, while several others are on the way.
Somerset Development has also completed construction on a 40,000-square-foot conference and event space, while the rooftop of the building will soon house a 186-room hotel along with a restaurant, bar, lounge area and infinity pool.
The developer and its leasing team have now secured tenants for more than 80 percent of the office space and just over 40 percent of retail space at Bell Works. Today, the building is home to more than 3,500 workers daily, as well as regular shoppers, diners and other visitors.