Advance Realty Group Awards Contract to Turner to Provide Construction Management Services for the New Harrison MetroCentre in Harrison, New Jersey
Advance Realty Group, a leading Northeast US owner and developer of Class A office properties, has awarded Turner Construction Company’s New Jersey office the assignment to provide construction management services for the demolition and site development of its multi-use Harrison MetroCentre redevelopment project in Harrison, New Jersey. Harrison MetroCentre will feature three million square feet of mid-rise and high-rise Class A office space, 3,500 residential units, 300,000 square feet of retail space, over 10,000 decked parking spaces and the 25,000-seat Red Bull Park stadium, the new home of the New York Red Bulls Major League soccer team.
Turner expects demolition of the Harrison MetroCentre site to be completed by October 2007 with site improvements and construction of infrastructure to follow. Turner has hired Mazzocchi Wrecking to implement the demolition, which is currently underway at the site. Grace Mazzocchi, president of the East Hanover, New Jersey-based firm noted that the company has mobilized a large crew and will complete demolition for the multi-faceted project on schedule.
“We would like to thank Advance Realty Group for awarding our company the Harrison MetroCentre assignment,” stated Thomas V. Reilly, vice president and general manager, Turner Construction Company. “We are proud to be working on another outstanding project such as this one for Advance, which is known in the marketplace for developing Class A properties at strategic locations.”
As the master developer of Harrison MetroCentre, Advance will oversee construction of the office, retail and residential components. Advance’s development partner, AEG, one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment companies, will oversee construction of Red Bull Park, which is expected to break ground this month and open its doors in 2008.
“We are very excited to have commenced demolition at the Harrison MetroCentre site,” commented Kevin Tartaglione, senior vice president, development, Advance Realty Group. “With the demolition of the existing buildings on the site, everyone in Harrison can now look forward to the construction of this world-class mixed-use development. We’re one step closer to the dream of Harrison MetroCentre becoming a reality.”
About Advance Realty Group
Advance Realty Group is an owner and developer of office, flex, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With 5.5 million square feet of operating properties and a development portfolio consisting of eight million square feet of commercial projects and 9,400 residential units, Advance is one of the leading real estate owners in the Northeast. For more information on Advance Realty Group’s Harrison MetroCentre, contact Bob Martie, senior vice president and regional managing director, leasing – New Jersey region, Advance Realty Group, at 973-307-1051 or visit www.harrisonmetrocentre.com.
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2005, Turner completed $7.4 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a network of 46 offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm was acquired in 1999 by HOCHTIEF, one of the world’s leading international construction companies. For more information, visit Turner’s website at www.turnerconstruction.com.
Mazzocchi Wrecking, Inc. is one of leading demolition companies in the country and the only Top 10 company located on the East Coast. Since February 2006, Mazzocchi Wrecking’ s equipment and crew have been featured on “Modern Marvels’ Demolition Show” on The History Channel.