A rendering of a planned game room at Jefferson Exchange, a two-building, 172,000-square-foot office complex at 100-110 South Jefferson Road in Whippany — Courtesy: Bergman Real Estate Group
By Joshua Burd
Bergman Real Estate Group has unveiled plans to bring new amenities and co-working space to a two-building, 172,000-square-foot office complex in Morris County.
The firm and its partner, Time Equities Inc., announced Tuesday that construction is underway to renovate and update the common areas at 100-110 South Jefferson Road in the Whippany section of Hanover. Among other features, the $2 million project calls for new offerings such as a business lounge with open seating areas, game tables and a barista coffee bar.
“Employers and employees expect more out of their office environments,” said Michael Bergman, CEO and president of Bergman Real Estate Group. “By introducing many new amenities and services to Jefferson Exchange, we’re building comfortable and energetic spaces to conduct business that actually works for companies and employees alike.
“Employees can take advantage of the many opportunities to boost their productivity and morale, while tenants can attract top talent who want to be in this game-changing working environment.”
The new-look campus, known as Jefferson Exchange, will also include amenities such as an art studio, massage room and a remodeled and refurnished café, Bergman said. Adjacent to the business lounge will be a co-working space and conference and training center, with 13 private offices ranging from 225 to 750 square feet with accommodations for two, four or six desks.
The firm also noted that some co-working areas will offer fully furnished offices, unlimited access to the business lounge and conference center, free WiFi and views of the Jefferson Exchange courtyard. The updates are part of what Bergman hopes will be “an energizing new workspace” that also has options to relax and recharge.
“The modern worker wants flexibility, and the co-working space at Jefferson Exchange offers exactly that,” Bergman said. “The co-working space at Jefferson Exchange is ideal for freelancers, consultants, start-ups or small businesses who want to access our best-in-class amenities without committing to more space than they need, and who want the flexibility of shorter lease term commitments.”
The new conference and training center will have capacity for up to 64 people, Bergman said, with options such as an auditorium setup, classroom-style seating, an open table configuration for 40 people and a standard conference table that seats 28.
The new fitness center will feature new equipment, locker room and shower facilities.
“More tenants than ever are seeking out improved work/life balance and ways to incorporate self-care into their daily routines, which are important for improved productivity and employee satisfaction,” Bergman added. “By offering so many ways to unwind, relax, and seek inspiration, tenants at Jefferson Exchange can better develop and stick to those healthier routines.”
John Osborne, the firm’s executive director of leasing, also highlighted exterior improvements that are coming to Jefferson Exchange, including updated landscaping, a new courtyard patio with seating, new monument signage and new decorative awnings to the entrances of both 100 and 110 South Jefferson Road. Those upgrades are slated to begin later this year, as Bergman and Time Equities hope to build on the site’s location off Interstate 287.
The complex is accessible from routes 10, 24, 26 and 202 and is minutes from downtown Morristown.