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SUMMIT, NJ-Construction is on schedule at the Claremont Corporate Center, a 46,576-square-foot office building located here at 535 Springfield Ave. This two-story, class A office building is scheduled for delivery to the market in the third quarter of 2009. CB Richard Ellis’ Jeffrey Heller and William McCaffrey, both executive vice presidents, will be responsible for leasing this property on behalf of the owner, Greenock Capital Management.

“The Claremont Corporate Center will be a truly unique site since it will feature a highly efficient classic design, which utilizes the existing stone structure of the turn-of-the-century Risk Mansion, family home of the 19th century medical doctor, Dr. William H. Risk, who settled in Summit in 1873, and expands upon its original design to provide all the state-of-the-art amenities that are offered in a modern office building,” Heller tells GlobeSt.com.

The plans include preserving many of the original brownstone and granite characteristics of the existing 19th century Risk Mansion, which will be the epicenter of the new facility, while constructing a new, modern office building on three sides of the mansion with underground parking.

Additional features of the building include a two-story main entry lobby with a glass curtain wall façade and a 20-inch stone wall featuring the exterior façade of the existing stone structure. The slate floors will include an intimate carpeted seating area featuring contemporary furniture and planting. In addition, the facility will feature new aluminum windows, as well as various energy-efficient upgrades, ranging from extensive day lighting and interior occupancy sensors to new elevators and exterior lighting, and landscaping. WESKetch Architecture of Millington is the architect of record for the project.

“The renovation and development of this property has been a long time in the making, as we wanted to preserve the historic charm and unique structure of the original Risk Mansion while delivering a much needed class A office environment to tenants,” says Chris Innes, CEO of Greenock Capital Management. “With the steel up, we are excited about finding the right tenants to occupy this premier space and we look forward to working with CBRE in achieving this goal.”

Claremont Realty Group, a boutique residential real estate agency serving Summit and its surrounding areas, is scheduled to be the first tenant, occupying the first floor of the historic portion of the building. “You couldn’t find a more prominent or convenient location in Summit for an office complex: easy access to major streets and highways, rail and airport transportation as well as shopping and fine dining just blocks away, not to mention on-site parking, which is a hot commodity for Summit,” says Toni George, principal and broker sales representative for Claremont Realty Group.

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