Advance Realty Group, a leading Northeast U.S. owner and developer of Class A office properties, today announced that it has signed the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCC) to a 1,400-square-foot lease at One Gateway Center in Newark, N.J.
Founded in 1989, SHCC is the state’s largest chamber and is the voice for a network of more than 70,000 individuals, businesses and professional business associations covering New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. The deal brings the headquarters of SHCC from Jersey City to Newark and secures a major statewide business association at One Gateway Center, which is presently 97 percent occupied.
“Being in the heart of New Jersey’s business center and transportation system, and also having the amenities of Class A office space, were major factors for the move,” said Daniel Jara, founding president and CEO of SHCC, a voluntary membership network that works to expand business opportunities, encourages mutually beneficial ties between the public and private sectors, and actively promotes and facilitates trade between the business community of New Jersey and its national and international counterparts.
One Gateway Center recently underwent a series of security, branding and advertising enhancements and additions, including access control turnstiles and interior/exterior signage, that are bringing substantial benefits to tenants, area charitable organizations, and to the thousands of people traveling through the Gateway complex on a daily basis.
“In this new location, the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will improve its access to the focal point of New Jersey business, while maintaining the flexibility to conduct itself across the state,” said Brian Banaszynski, vice president of leasing for Advance Realty Group, which has been designated a Corporate Sustaining Member of the SHCC (www.shccnj.org). “One Gateway Center has always been the epitome of business addresses in Newark and this lease signifies the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s desire to have a presence in the city.”
Originally built in 1971, One Gateway Center has historically been the center of business activity in Newark. Spanning 26-stories and 500,000 square feet of office and retail space, One Gateway Center is strategically located across from Newark Penn Station with Amtrak service to New York, Washington D.C. and Boston. NJ Transit and PATH trains also provide access to New York and Newark Liberty International Airport.
About Advance Realty Group
Headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., Advance Realty Group is an owner and developer of office, flex, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With 4.5 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, call Advance Realty Group at (908) 719-3000 or visit www.advancerealtygroup.com.