JLL said it completed a new long term transaction for Whitestone Associates Inc. with building owner Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II Inc.
The environmental and geotechnical engineering and consulting firm leased 11,871 square feet at 30 Independence Blvd. in Warren.
Whitestone Associates was represented by Scott Lesh, managing director; Scott Stange, senior vice president; and Daniel Loughlin, vice chairman. Griffin Capital was represented by Timothy Greiner, executive managing director and head of agency leasing for JLL in New Jersey; Daniel Spero, managing director; and Dennis McConnell, executive vice president.
The property is a Class A, 207,252-square-foot, six-story building acquired by Griffin Capital in October 2013. It is in close proximity to the intersection of Martinsville Road and Independence Boulevard, and offers immediate access to Interstate 78 and is close to other major freeways including Interstates 287 and 95.
Whitestone Associates is relocating to the building from 35 Technology Drive in Warren and will occupy the second floor. The move is expected to take place by March 2020.
“Whitestone is creating a workplace environment that will help promote collaboration and employee engagement,” said Lesh. “The environmental and geotechnical engineering and consulting firm found 30 Independence Boulevard to be a great fit because it can accommodate all of Whitestone’s specialized staff and operations under one roof.”
Ownership has launched a multimillion capital improvement program designed by Studio1200 that includes a new prominent, branded entrance, exterior landscaping, expanded parking, a new lobby, and a grand staircase leading to a redeveloped amenity level.