A rendering of an upgraded common area at One Bridge Plaza in Fort Lee — All renderings by HAAK Architects/Courtesy: JLL
By Joshua Burd
The new owner of a 10-story office building in Fort Lee has tapped JLL as its leasing agent, as it launches a major overhaul of the nearly 207,000-square-foot property.
Brokers with JLL are representing UNLMTD Real Estate Group in the assignment at One Bridge Plaza, which sits just north of the approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge. The leasing team includes Executive Managing Director Frank D. Recine, Managing Director Kirill Azovtsev, senior vice presidents Derek DeMartino and Brendan McBride and Associate Vice President Colleen Maguire, will lead leasing and marketing for the property.
“At the foot of the George Washington Bridge, One Bridge Plaza will contribute to the continuing growth of Fort Lee as a dynamic live/work/play neighborhood,” Recine said. “Ownership’s commitment to the property, combined with ongoing investment and development in the Fort Lee area, ensure the long-term appeal of this highly visible office destination.”
The announcement comes four months after UNLMTD acquired the property from Mack-Cali Realty Corp. for a reported $36 million. The firm has since launched an improvement plan that includes upgrades to all common areas and the addition of a new conference center.
In a news release, JLL touted a redesign that will feature clean lines and a modern aesthetic that will flow from the lobby throughout the building, including a modern color palette and elevated ceilings. The design of the lobby’s elevator bank references the George Washington Bridge.
Ownership will make large blocks of space available within the property, which will also include building signage as an option for a large user, JLL said. One Bridge has covered parking for all tenants and is minutes from the George Washington Bridge transit station, Edgewater Ferry Landing and Fort Lee’s shopping district.
UNLMTD also owns 2100 North Central Ave., which sits directly across the street and is slated for redevelopment. The site provides easy access to interstates 95, 80 and 87, routes 4 and 46, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Palisades Interstate Parkway.