PISCATAWAY, NJ-SoftWare House International has completed its headquarters relocation, moving into the 153,000-sf building at 33 Knightsbridge Rd. here from its previous home base across the Raritan River in Somerset, Franklin Township. As reported exclusively by GlobeSt.com, the outsourcing solutions company acquired the three-story asset in early 2007 from BET Investments. The price was not disclosed at the time, but has since been revealed to be $12.3 million, or about $80 per sf.

SoftWare House’s actual occupancy within the building amounts to a total of 105,000 sf, with much of the rest of its building’s space continuing to be occupied by existing tenant EasyLink Services Group as a regional office. And the Q4 move-in of SoftWare House follows a major overhaul of both the building itself and the space that the company now occupies.

That fit-out was accomplished for SoftWare House by River Drive Construction Co. of Elmwood Park, which “was selected out of 14 original bidders,” says Marshal Boysen, that company’s director of business development. Common area upgrades involved the lobby, including new food service and elevators.

As far as SoftWare House’s new space, it includes a new 1,500-sf server room with pre-action sprinklers and independent HVAC units, according to Samuel Champi Jr., River Drive’s VP of corporate affairs. Also part of the build-out are a dozen new conference rooms, a new boardroom and a new 100 KW generator, among other things.

The makeover was overseen for SoftWare House by Frank Cotilla of the Murray Hill office of the Staubach Co. The earlier sale of the building to SoftWare House had been brokered by Staubach’s Steven Fleming, SVP, and Shawn Straka, VP.

“SoftWare House’s rapid growth necessitated the acquisition to accommodate the company’s current and future business needs,” Straka tells GlobeSt.com. “The sales transaction and this move represent a major expansion for the company.”

Located on 14 acres, 33 Knightsbridge Rd. was originally built in 1981. It was last renovated in 2003, shortly after it was acquired by now-former owner BET Investments.

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