ES4 in Englewood South — Courtesy: S. Hekemian Group
By Joshua Burd
A private school, a well-known cigar maker and a pharmaceutical firm are among the tenants that have brought a new 46,000-square-foot Englewood commercial building to full occupancy.
The developer, S. Hekemian Group, announced Tuesday that it had completed leasing at the building known as ES4, the latest phase in the mixed-use redevelopment known as Englewood South. The anchor tenant, Fusion Academy, occupies 11,000 square feet on the second floor, while Nat Sherman Cigars has leased 7,600 square feet on the third floor.
Hekemian, which has moved its headquarters to the top floor of the building, said tenants are attracted to the building’s upscale amenities, accessibility to Manhattan and loft-like design.
“We were optimistic about this property, which is unique in Bergen County,” Peter Hekemian, senior managing partner of SHG, said in a prepared statement. “We thought outside the box when we were conceptualizing it and are proud of the innovative design and strong mixed-use feature.”
Other office and retail tenants at the property include:
- Xogene Pharmaceuticals: 3,000 square feet
- Pathstone Financial Group: 5,600 square feet
- Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza: 3,250 square feet
- Panera Bread: 4,300 square feet
- Verizon: 2,200 square feet
Hekemian added that the firm “created ongoing economic stability for ES4 by partnering with strong retail tenants, including restaurants that offer high-end cuisine and other stores offering goods and services to our tenants and residential customer base throughout Englewood South and beyond.”
Silbert Realty & Management Co. is ES4’s exclusive retail leasing and managing agent.
Other pieces of Englewood South include the existing residencies of The Brownstones at Englewood South, made up of five apartment buildings and a fitness center called The Gym, along with The Sheffield at Englewood South and the VIVIAN.
The redevelopment site, which sits off of Route 4, is more than a decade in the making. Hekemian is building the complex from what was a vast industrial property just five minutes from the George Washington Bridge.
Future plans for phase five and six at Englewood South include a hotel and second professional office building to be developed by SHG. The firm will seek to expand on the complex’s “metroburb” aesthetic, which is a take on the style of turn-of-the-century New York City.
“ES4 features huge windows with great views,” said Mollie Darby, interior decorator for ES4 and the VIVIAN, of the Penney Design Group. “The building has a warm, industrial vibe with black accents and mirrors. Peter’s distinct sense of style is imprinted in the design.”