Renewal allows growing communications firm to reinvent their office design

Bridgewater, N.J. (May 13, 2020) – NAI James E. Hanson announces it has negotiated an office lease renewal at CenterPointe IV located at 1140 Route 22 East in Bridgewater, N.J. NAI James E. Hanson’s Joshua Levering, SIOR, and Nick DePaolera represented the tenant, R&J Strategic Communications, in the transaction with Signature Acquisitions.

Since 1986, R&J Strategic Communications has been one of state’s premier communications agencies providing national and regional healthcare, consumer products, real estate, and non-profit brands with invaluable communications counsel and a full suite of marketing and communications services. Leasing office space at 1140 Route 22 East since 2005, R&J’s continued growth and evolution inspired the company’s ownership to pursue a dramatic reimagination of their current office space. As R&J Strategic Communications was due for a renewal of their space at the time, the company engaged Levering and DePaolera to negotiate a lease renewal that would facilitate extensive renovations while ensuring minimal disruptions to their ongoing business. The brokerage team negotiated a renewal for the space while working with ownership, Signature Acquisitions to provide R&J Strategic Communications workable accommodations in temporary space within CenterPointe IV that would ensure R&J could remain on-site and run the business seamlessly during the renovations.

“Although office renovations are often something to be excited about, the transitionary period from old to new can cause considerable disruption if not handled correctly,” said Levering. “Fortunately, we were able to leverage our expertise in similar transactions to work closely with both R&J Strategic Communications’ senior leadership team and CenterPointe’s ownership to find a solution that allowed R&J to embark on this renovation and establish a long-term home for their growing business at the complex.”

Standing at three-stories and 95,653 square feet, CenterPointe IV is located in CenterPointe at Bridgewater, a four-building 20.78-acre Class-A office park in the heart of Somerset County. Featuring a highly visible location along Route 22 East with easy access to Interstates 78 and 287 as well as Routes 202 and 206, CenterPointe at Bridgewater’s welcoming granite and wood lobbies, full service café with outdoor seating, on-site property management office, conference center, and ideal parking ratios make it one of the area’s finest office properties.