Somerset Development announced that it has provided more than $5 million to the township of Holmdel, fulfilling a redevelopment agreement tied to the acclaimed transformation of the iconic former Bell Labs facility into the 2 million-square-foot, mixed-use Bell Works campus.
Somerset Development has secured a renewal and expansion with a communications testing firm, in the largest of four new leases at its flagship Bell Works complex in Holmdel.
Somerset Development has unveiled its plan to reopen its flagship Bell Works complex in Holmdel, providing a roadmap for office and retail tenants that were forced to leave as the COVID-19 crisis escalated in early spring.
It was a busy spring, surprisingly so, and I know many of you would agree. I’ve seen it firsthand in the lease and sale announcements that have continued to hit my inbox these last three months, with many of them offering praise to the parties involved for getting the deal done in the midst of “challenging economic times” or “uncertain market conditions.” I know full well that much of the industry is still hurting. We won’t lose sight of that. But we will take the opportunity to highlight some of the positive things that are happening in spite of the pandemic.
The coronavirus crisis has upended Bell Works, one of New Jersey’s most complex and high-profile adaptive reuse projects in recent memory, as it was nearing the peak of its success. The developer behind the landmark project is now navigating this latest challenge.
The owners of the landmark Bell Works complex in Holmdel have secured a $200 million loan to refinance the mixed-use, 1.4 million-square-foot property.
Four new retailers are planning to open stores at Bell Works, the sprawling mixed-use destination created by Somerset Development at the former Bell Laboratories in Holmdel.
More than a dozen new tenants have joined the roster at the mixed-use Bell Works project in Holmdel, bringing overall office leasing at the complex to more than 90 percent.
Somerset Development has hired a real estate marketing firm to help lure new visitors to the growing slate of retailers, restaurants and services at its landmark Bell Works project.