30 Independence Blvd. in Warren — Courtesy: JLL
By Joshua Burd
Bohler Engineering has leased more than 35,000 square feet in Warren as part of a plan to relocate its headquarters within the township, brokers with JLL said Tuesday.
The real estate services firm represented the engineering practice in the 35,056-square-foot commitment at 30 Independence Blvd., which is owned by Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II Inc. Bohler is relocating to the 207,252-square-foot office complex from 35 Technology Drive in Warren, a move that is expected to take place by March.
JLL Managing Director Scott Lesh, Senior Vice President Scott Stange Sr. and Vice Chairman Daniel Loughlin represented Bohler. Timothy Greiner, executive managing director and head of agency leasing for JLL in New Jersey, along with Executive Vice President Dennis McConnell and Managing Director Daniel Spero represented Griffin Capital.
“Bohler saw an opportunity to improve its workplace experience by focusing its attention towards buildings that offered amenity-rich services along with a convenient location to local restaurants and hotels,” Lesh said. “By clearing the slate, Bohler is creating a new workplace exactly the way it wants — the design reflects the firm’s culture and brand. It’s going to be exciting to see the finished space and the significant improvements.”
Bohler will occupy the first and second floors at 30 Independence Blvd., where Griffin Capital has launched a multimillion-dollar upgrade. Designed by Studio 1200, the renovations will include a new prominent, branded entrance, along with exterior landscaping, expanded parking, a new lobby and a grand staircase leading to a redeveloped amenity level.
Griffin Capital acquired the building in October 2013. Located near the intersection of Martinsville Road and Independence Boulevard, the complex offers immediate access to Interstate 78 and proximity to Interstate 287 and the New Jersey Turnpike.