200 Bridgewater Crossing at 200 Crossing Blvd. in Bridgewater — Courtesy: JLL
By Joshua Burd
Brother International Corp. has extended its lease for more than 100,000 square feet at a Bridgewater office building, under a newly announced transaction by JLL.
The company, well-known for its home office and business products and sewing machines, maintains its North American headquarters at 200 Crossing Blvd. It will continue to occupy the fourth through sixth floors of the building, which is owned by Piedmont Office Realty Trust, under the long-term extension.
JLL managing directors Andrew Zezas and Scott Lesh, along with Senior Vice President Brian Davidson, represented Brother International in the 101,724-square-foot transaction. Avison Young Principal William McCaffrey represented ownership at what’s known as 200 Bridgewater Crossing.
“By extending its North American headquarters lease, Brother International was able to secure a longer-term real estate solution, on favorable terms, that supports the company’s operating and finance objectives,” Zezas said. “We are extremely pleased to have advised and represented Brother International, and to have provided guidance to the company’s CFO and leadership team, in planning and executing this important and timely engagement.”
In a news release, JLL noted that Brother occupies more than a third of the eight-story, 298,911-square-foot building at the intersection of Route 22 and Commons Way. The location provides it with quick access to Interstate 287, along with on-site amenities such as a cafeteria, café, fitness center and conference center.
“The transaction JLL completed on behalf of Brother International enhances the company’s ability to improve its North American headquarters facility and provide a quality office environment for its employees,” Lesh said.
Built in 2002, 200 Bridgewater Crossing is one of two mirror-image office buildings within the master-planned, mixed-use Bridgewater Commons commercial complex.