37-39 South Washington Ave. in Bergenfield — Courtesy: NAI James E. Hanson
By Joshua Burd
A retail space that once housed a bank in Bergenfield is now home to a church, following a deal arranged by brokers with NAI James E. Hanson.
The commercial real estate firm said Monday that it represented the property owner, SKS Investment LLC, in the 5,350-square-foot lease to Church of God Ministry of Jesus Christ International. The transaction took place at 37-39 South Washington Ave., a one-story building in Bergenfield’s central business district that was built as a bank.
NAI Hanson’s Darren Lizzack and Randy Horning represented handle the assignment for the Hackensack-based firm.
In a news release, the brokers said the Church of God Ministry of Jesus Christ International had been searching for a location that was centrally located and easily accessible to better serve its members. The property they found is near Interstate 80 and routes 4 and 17, offering 42 parking spaces and handicapped accessibility.
“Creativity and effective pricing can make a deal happen in almost any market,” Horning said in a prepared statement. “This deal exemplified just that. A former bank does not seem like a natural fit for a church but by thinking outside of the box we were able to creatively market the building and attract a non-traditional retail tenant by addressing their needs, and providing a space that fit their uses at the right price.”