By Joshua Burd
The longest-standing tenant at a Livingston office building has expanded its footprint within the property, Cushman & Wakefield said Wednesday.
C&W arranged the new lease at 651 Old Mount Pleasant Ave., working on behalf of the law firm Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, or MMA, according to a news release. The tenant expanded its footprint to occupy about 18,600 square feet on the second floor of the 52,000-square-foot building.
MMA was represented by Marc J. Trevisan, executive managing director and Slava Vaynberg, director, the news release said. Landlord Eastman Companies was represented in-house by Eric Maurer, director of leasing.
The law firm is one of the original tenants in the building, which opened in 1982. It is also the largest.
“The new office will significantly improve the overall flow and efficiency of the space and bring the firm’s premises up to modern law office standards while reducing their overall occupancy costs,” Trevisan in a prepared statement.
Its space is now undergoing a complete renovation, including a brand new conference center, board room and reception area, C&W said. The building is also undergoing significant capital improvements as part of the transaction, including a new cafe, new conference center and upgraded lobbies.
“We are very happy to have been able to retain a loyal, longstanding tenant and facilitate their expansion on-site,” Maurer said. “We are also pleased to be able to upgrade the building’s amenities. The new café and conference center are completed, and we have launched a new website.”