NEWARK, NJ—Newark Regional Business Partnershiprelocated its headquarters to The Berger Organization'sMilitary Park Building this summer, leasing 10,000 squarefeet and bringing four additional local non-profit groups to itsspace on the building's 18th and 19th floors.The organization's commitment represents the latest in a series ofnew leases and renewals at the 250,000-square-foot, 89-year-oldproperty in recent months.

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“There is no better place to connect with our members andNewark's stakeholders than our new offices at the MilitaryPark Building,” says Chip Hallock,NRBP president and CEO. “We have combined ouraccessible, central downtown location in one of Newark's historicoffice buildings with modern conveniences and communicationsinfrastructure. It is a venue that truly works for ourorganization.” Jones Lang LaSalle representedNRBP in negotiating its long-term lease.

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The non-profit organizations sharing NRBP'sspace include:

  • Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, whichprovides loans and technical assistance to small business,
  • The Nicholson Foundation, which works toaddress the complex needs of vulnerable populations in New Jersey'surban areas,
  • Newark Alliance, which works to improveeconomic conditions and public education in the city, and
  • ReServe, which matches professionals age 55+with organizations that need their expertise.

“We look forward to a long and beneficial relationship withNRBP and the groups sharing its space,” saysMiles Berger, chairman and chief executive officerof The Berger Organization. “These organizationsall are making commendable contributions to Newark, and we arepleased to provide them with flexible, convenient accommodationsthat can foster their continued progress in the heart of the citythey are serving.”

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NRBP offers a range of services to strengthenthe region's commercial infrastructure and revitalize New Jersey'slargest city. It offers networking and brokered introductions;education, training, and information services; advocacy forbusiness and economic development-friendly public policies andprojects; and one-on-one member support and a full spectrum ofactivity to promote economic growth. NRBP's diverse membershipincludes nearly 450 corporations, professional firms, smallbusinesses, educational institutions and not-for-profitorganizations.

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The NRBP lease comes on the heels of severaltenant lease renewals and expansions at the Military ParkBuilding. Among them, Pillar College(formerly Somerset Christian Academy) expanded its operation to15,400 square feet. The private evangelical Christian college,owned and operated by Pillar of FireInternational, initially leased 6,000 square feet there in2011. Additionally, TEAM Charter Schools expandedits space to 11,300 square feet; The BergerOrganization currently is fitting out the addition. Theeducation organization, which is affiliated with the national KIPPnetwork, initially leased 8,000 square feet in 2010.

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The 21-story office tower includes on-site parking, a fitnesscenter, conference facilities, and on-site ownership andmanagement. The Military Park Building hascommanding views of the surrounding city, New York skyline andMilitary Park, where a multi-million-dollar redevelopment recentlywas completed. The property is near Newark LibertyInternational Airport and major thoroughfares. It iswithin walking distance to the New Jersey Performing ArtsCenter and Newark Penn Station, whichprovides 20-minute NJ Transit and PATH service to midtown anddowntown Manhattan.

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