NEW JERSEY, June 7, 2018 – PCCP, LLC announced today that its joint venture with Vision Real Estate Partners, a New Jersey-based, full-service real estate investment, development and asset management company, has acquired 185 and 201 Tabor Road in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The acquisition is of a 66-acre corporate campus composed of two properties, one a Class A office building and the other a series of Class B and C office buildings slated for redevelopment. The seller was the previous occupant, Johnson & Johnson.
A Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt & Structured Finance team of John Alascio, Sridhar Vankayala, and Noble Carpenter III acted as exclusive advisor to Vision Real Estate Partners in arranging joint venture equity for the acquisition.
Built in 2006, the 240,000-square-foot 185 Tabor Road is one of the newest and highest quality office buildings in Morris County, featuring institutional quality finishes and amenities, modern base building systems, open floor plan capability, enhanced mechanical systems, and adjacent structured parking with 892 spaces. Constructed in phases from the 1950s to the 1990s, 201 Tabor Road is a series of Class B and C connected buildings totaling 644,000 square feet on approximately 45 acres. Given its age, the buyers believe the highest and best use is to demolish the existing structure and redevelop the site.
The corporate campus is situated within walking distance of the Morris Plains Train Station and 10 minutes from the intersection of Interstates 287 and 80, with immediate access to Routes 202 and 10. In addition, the property is very close to two New Jersey transit rail lines – the Morristown line with direct connection to New York City and the Montclair/Boonton line with access to Newark and Hoboken.
“Our joint venture viewed this as an opportunity to acquire a vacant high-quality asset in 185 Tabor Road at an attractive basis well below replacement cost,” said Ryan Dodge, Vice President with PCCP. “We also see further upside through a redevelopment/rezoning opportunity in 201 Tabor Road, which, once repositioned, we believe that we will see strong interest from local market occupiers.”
The Tabor Road campus sits immediately adjacent to Honeywell’s new global headquarters. Its lasting pedigree has been affirmed over time, as Warner Lambert and Pfizer also have been historical owners of the property. The immediate area houses numerous headquarters, locations and campuses and diverse corporate users in the financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, biotech, telecommunications, electronics and transportation sectors.
“What makes the campus special is its prime location in a neighborhood where established corporate users are already flourishing,” said Vision Real Estate Partners’ Sam Morreale, founder and managing partner. “This creates great potential for redevelopment. And building upon the impressive in-place infrastructure will allow corporate users to leverage the historical capital already invested here. We look forward to launching our plans to integrate and transform the campus to offer a mix of high-tech office, lab and light industrial space in an amenity-rich environment.”
The Morris County market area is one of the most affluent and prestigious regions in the state, exemplified by the county’s ranking as the 11th wealthiest in the U.S., with an estimated median household income of $139,262. The property is located within Northern New Jersey, the 14th largest office market in the country that consists of five counties between New York City and Philadelphia: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic.
“Vision Real Estate Partners continues to redefine the landscape of redeveloping large obsolete office campus parks in the Tri-State region,” said John Alascio, Executive Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield. “PCCP was able to build on this investment thesis and foundation in a newly formed joint venture and will bring capital expertise and resources to execute on the business plan.”
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, advisory and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.
About Vision Real Estate Partners
Vision Real Estate Partners is a full-service real estate owner/operator, specializing in development, property management, asset management and construction. The firm is well known for its deep roots and experience in the New Jersey/New York regional marketplace, and for its pioneering creation of “experiential” suburban campus environments combining work, play, well-being and sustainability – designed for today’s cross-generational workforce. Vision Real Estate Partners currently operates, is constructing or redeveloping more than 5 million square feet of space in its local market. The company has over 150 acres of land parcels available for mixed-use and build-to-suit opportunities. Vision’s in-house property management team also oversees property management, financial reporting and overall operational supervision for nearly 1.5 million square feet of office space on behalf of multiple strategic partners. Learn more at visionrep.com. Follow VREP on Twitter and LinkedIn
About PCCP, LLC
PCCP, LLC is a premier real estate finance and investment management firm focused on commercial real estate debt and equity investments. PCCP has over $6.5 billion in assets under management on behalf of institutional investors. With offices in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, PCCP has a proven track record for providing real estate owners and investors with a broad range of funding options to meet capital requirements. PCCP originates and services each of its investments, ensuring that clients benefit from added value and outstanding investment returns. Since its inception in 1998, PCCP has successfully committed over $16 billion of capital since inception through a series of investment vehicles including private equity funds, separate accounts and joint ventures. PCCP continues to seek investment opportunities with proven operators seeking fast and reliable capital. Learn more about PCCP at www.pccpllc.com.