From left: Christopher Johnson of Hollister Construction Services, Ross Chomik of Vision Real Estate Partners and Jeremy Neuer were among those on hand Tuesday, Dec. 11, for the unveiling of Vision’s new standalone amenity building at the Warren Corporate Center. — Photo by Aaron Houston for Real Estate NJ
(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new construction photos of Vision Real Estate Partners and Rubenstein Partners’ new amenity building in Warren.)
By Joshua Burd
Top brokers and other New Jersey commercial real estate leaders turned out last week as Vision Real Estate Partners debuted its new standalone, 19,000-square-foot amenity building at the Warren Corporate Center campus off Interstate 78.
The developer and its partner at the complex, Rubenstein Partners, have just completed the amenity center and are now marketing it as a differentiator for the five-building, 820,000-square-foot office park. The new center at 289 King George Road includes a full-service dining hall with indoor and patio dining, multifunction conference areas and a high-end fitness center with locker rooms and a full basketball court.
Known as Warren Hill, the sleek building is part of a plan to make the suburban campus attractive to leading companies and a multigenerational workforce. A key piece of that effort is providing a central gathering space akin to a college campus.
All photos courtesy: Hollister Construction Services
“We now think that space needs to be much more energetic and creative and combine both the work environment as well as the social environment,” Sam Morreale, Vision’s founder and managing partner, said last year in an interview about the project. “And we think that’s what companies need to be able to attract and retain not only the young workforce, but certainly to be able to differentiate themselves with their existing workforce to give them that type of overall better-quality work environment.”
Hollister Construction Services oversaw the delivery of the new building.
Vision and Rubenstein unveiled the space on Tuesday, Dec. 11, as part a holiday party that featured cigar rolling, bourbon and scotch tasting, a jazz trio and live music from Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Brokers and other visitors touted the state-of-the-art facility, which also features a green roof with seating that can serve as event space for social and business gatherings.
The joint venture acquired Warren Corporate Center in 2016 for $136 million. Spanning 176 acres, the property was originally developed in 1996 as the headquarters of Lucent Technologies and has been anchored by Citi in recent years.