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The Hampshire Companies Near Full Occupancy at CENTRA Metropark Inking Leases with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and JP Morgan Chase Bank


Woodbridge, N.J. -- The Hampshire Companies, a full-service, private real estate investment firm with equity in assets valued at over $2.5 billion, has announced two lease deals totaling 37,632 square feet at its Class-A, headquarters quality office building, CENTRA located at 186 Wood Avenue South in Woodbridge, N.J. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company has leased 21,911 square feet of space, which includes 7,611 square feet on the garden level and 14,300 square feet on the third floor. JP Morgan Chase Bank has also signed on as a tenant leasing 15,721 square feet in the LEED Platinum certified office building’s second floor. There is only 4,736 square feet of available space remaining at CENTRA on the Garden Level, as the building is now 95% leased. 


“CENTRA continues to be one of the most sought after office locations in New Jersey for some of the region’s most established and reputable companies,” said Todd Anderson, a Principal of The Hampshire Companies.  “Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and JP Morgan Chase Bank join an exciting tenant roster at CENTRA, including Grant Thornton LLP and NetApp, Inc. The building boasts a superior location close to mass-transit and major highways as well as the numerous benefits of sustainable design and excellent onsite amenities.”   


CENTRA is a 110,700-square-foot, Class-A state-of-the-art office building with floor to ceiling glass, sunken gardens, and a full amenity package including a fitness center, conference center and a recently renovated world-class café with expanded services and seating areas. Situated on more than 19 acres, CENTRA is ideally located within the heart of Metropark and is within walking distance of the MetroPark transit hub which provides direct access to NYC via NJ Transit train & bus services as well as Acela Express lines to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. The location is also in close proximity to The Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, I-287, Routes 1 and 27 and Newark Liberty International Airport.


Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was represented by Jones Lang LaSalle team of Jodie Matthews and Peter Politi.


JP Morgan Chase Bank was represented by Jones Lang LaSalle team of JC Giordano and Craig Eisenhardt.


David Simson, Vice Chairman and COO and Jamie Drummond, Senior Managing Director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s New Jersey operations represented The Hampshire Companies in the transactions.


More information on CENTRA can be found online at To inquire about the remaining space for lease at CENTRA, please contact David Simson and Jamie Drummond at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.


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02/17/2015 - 16:45


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