The lobby of 2 Gateway Center in Newark — Courtesy: C&K Properties
By Joshua Burd
A global engineering firm has renewed the lease for its longtime home at 2 Gateway Center in Newark, the owner of the 18-story office tower said Tuesday.
C&K Properties announced the 22,000-square-foot renewal with WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services. The multinational engineering and design consulting firm has been a tenant at 2 Gateway, an 800,000-square-foot tower, for nearly 25 years.
The landlord was represented by CBRE Senior Vice President Dudley Ryan, First Vice President Cheryl Hardt and Associate Kadeem Goodall-Reid, according to a news release.
“Having been a part of our community for over two decades, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has witnessed the way in which both 2 Gateway and the city of Newark have evolved into a true hub for technology and commerce,” Ben Korman, co-founder and principal of C&K Properties, said in a prepared statement. “In recent years, we have made significant investments to ensure that our building infrastructure and connectivity are second-to-none – an essential endeavor to attracting and retaining forward-thinking, tech-dependent companies like WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.”
C&K said the renewal was driven in part by the building’s infrastructure, technological offerings and onsite amenities. The building recently was the first to launch Newark Fiber, a venture by the city of Newark that provides commercially available fiber optic internet access and provides the region’s fastest internet speeds at the lowest cost.
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff also maintains an office at One Penn Plaza in New York City, which is accessible by train in only 18 minutes, C&K said. Employees can easily access trains at Newark Penn Station, which is directly connected to 2 Gateway by its pedestrian concourse.