The Birch Group, a privately held commercial real estate investor, owner and operator, unveiled The Collection at Short Hills offices following its $255-million acquisition of the four-building portfolio in Short Hills, New Jersey last April. The Collection at Short Hills features an extensive updated amenity package, luxury design and top asset management, facilitated by The Birch Group’s unique hands-on strategy for its properties, the company said. A JLL team of Executive Managing Directors Tim Greiner and Frank Recine; Brendan McBride, senior vice president and Mike Pietrowicz, associate vice president, have been tapped as the exclusive leasing agents for the properties.
The new collection comprises upscale offices at 51, 101, 103 and 150 JFK Parkway, totaling 828,422 square-feet in the premier Short Hills submarket — widely recognized as one of the most prestigious suburban office markets and one of the top places to live in New Jersey. Built on an exclusive tenant experience, the properties’ on-demand services and on-site amenities promote a connected live-work-play environment never seen before in this market.
“As one of the most affluent suburban office submarkets in the country, Short Hills is well-known for its established prestige, and we’re confident The Collection at Short Hills will not only continue to meet but also surpass the heightened expectations of the regional tenant base,” said The Birch Group President and Founder Mark Meisner. “Investing in tailored approaches to asset management is a hallmark of our strategy and we enacted an individualized improvement program specific to this submarket, which zeroed in on optimized work environments, top-tier building management, and luxury amenities. We look forward to officially unveiling The Collection at Short Hills, a truly one-of-a-kind office experience.”
The Collection at Short Hills currently has various configurations available with the ability to accommodate single-tenant users seeking headquarters quality space. 103 JFK Parkway features 123,000 square feet of office space with a menu of options for prospective tenants to choose from including the potential of a new lobby, outdoor roof deck and entry pergola.
In addition to $15.2 million of recently completed renovations across the properties by previous ownership, The Birch Group will invest over $10 million in updated lobbies, cafes, common areas and restrooms. The company also has plans to include additional walking paths for increased connectivity to and walkability to The Mall at Short Hills.