HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SJP Properties, one of the largest development companies in the New York metropolitan area, has announced that Swiss-based Octapharma will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Waterfront Corporate Center II, one of the most coveted office campus locations in the Northeast. Octapharma, an independent, global plasma fraction specialist, will move its U.S. marketing and sales operations from Virginia to the River Street office tower, which sits on the edge of the Hudson River.
Dino M. Mattessich, who recently joined Jones Lang LaSalle's Parsippany office as a vice president, brokered the 15,204 square foot lease.
"SJP Properties takes pride in meeting the facilities needs for many of the world's premier corporations," said Steven M. Pozycki, senior vice president of Parsippany-based SJP Properties. "We're very pleased to have attracted the first pharmaceutical company to the City of Hoboken. New Jersey has emerged as the national center of the pharmaceutical business sector so we are confident Hoboken will become increasingly attractive to this industry. We are equally proud that Waterfront Corporate Center has become a leading destination for many of the world's premier corporations."
The Waterfront Corporate Center is a joint venture between SJP Properties, Prudential Insurance Company of America, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the City of Hoboken. Once fully-built, the campus will include nearly 1.5 million square feet of Class-A commercial and retail space with spectacular unobstructed views of the New York City skyline and the Hudson River.
"We're very excited about bringing the first pharmaceutical company headquarters to Hoboken," said Mattessich. "The city is truly experiencing a renaissance, not just in office development, but also retail and residential projects creating a vibrant 24/7 city. Congratulations to SJP Properties on securing this prestigious tenant and for their leadership in the transformation of Hoboken into a primary choice for office tenants."
Waterfront Corporate Center offers the last available commercial office high-rises in Hoboken, located directly on the Hudson River, just steps from train, ferry and bus service to New York City and major points throughout New Jersey.
"There is no better location for Octapharma's United States headquarters than at the Waterfront Corporate Center," said Flemming Nielsen, General Manager of Octapharma USA. "We see our staffing needs tripling over the next year, and this building gives us the room to expand. The New York and New Jersey area also provides the talent pool we need to remain at the forefront of our industry."
The company will move to Hoboken in mid-February. The European-inspired design concept behind the new executive offices of Octapharma was to create an open and modern space reflective of their European culture and corporate brand. The layout reflects perimeter offices with full height glass facades allowing the interior spaces to enjoy both the natural daylight and breathtaking views of Manhattan.
"Waterfront Corporate Center II was one of the few properties capable of fitting the complex needs of our company," said Nielsen. "The building is stunning and the location is strategically ideal for our business."
Waterfront Corporate Center I and Waterfront Corporate Center II together comprise 943,000 square feet of world-class office space and ground level retail and amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness facility, PNC bank branch, Chock Full of Nuts CafÄ‚Â©, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and Melting Pot. The campus is already home to such distinguished tenants as Marsh & McLennan, John Wiley & Sons' Global Headquarters, Sumitomo Trust and Banking, and Mizuho Securities among other prestigious corporations.