KBS Signs Lease Extension with BNP Paribas for 53,186 Square Feet

Tenant will continue to completely occupy the 1st and 3rd floors of Building D at Woodbridge Corporate Plaza

KBS, one of the largest investors in premier commercial real estate in the nation, announced today that it has signed a lease extension for 53,186 square feet with BNP Paribas at Woodbridge Corporate Plaza in Iselin, New Jersey.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200122005171/en/

KBS' Woodbridge Corporate Plaza (Photo: Business Wire)

Woodbridge Corporate Plaza, part of KBS’ client portfolio, consists of six buildings totaling 630,000 square feet of Class A office space conveniently located in the central New Jersey submarket of Metropark.

BNP Paribas, a premier global banking organization, is an existing tenant at Woodbridge Corporate Plaza. With the lease extension, the tenant will continue to fully occupy the first and third floors of Building D at the property.

Woodbridge Corporate Plaza provides a host of sought-after amenities, including a new 6,000-square-foot fitness center, an on-site full-service café and caterer, on-site management and a shuttle service to Metropark transit hub. The campus recently underwent renovations that constructed new modern lobbies and restrooms, upgraded flooring and lighting, installed new entrance doors and provided new signage opportunities for tenants.

Woodbridge Corporate Plaza is located at 485 US-1, Iselin, New Jersey. The complex is adjacent to exit 132 of the Garden State Parkway and is a short distance to several major highways, including Interstate 95. The campus’ ideal location provides office tenants with easy access to major transit centers like Newark Airport and rail providers NJ Transit and Amtrak. Additionally, the complex is in close distance to a number of restaurants and hotels.

"Our ability to retain such an in-demand tenant demonstrates the strength and continued growth of the local market, and the quality of our Metropark asset," said Stephen Close, asset manager of Woodbridge Corporate Plaza and senior vice president at KBS. "We repositioned the asset to incorporate modern, upscale amenities that are in line with the demands of today’s top companies."

Last year, Metropark saw an increase in leasing activity, according to Newmark Knight Frank’s Northern New Jersey office market report. Total deals closed in 2019 exceeded 500,000 square feet, which is nearly double the amount seen in each of the previous two years.

"This transaction is a testament to KBS’ strength as a hands-on asset manager that anticipates and immediately responds to the needs of our tenants," says Marc DeLuca, regional president, Eastern United States, for KBS. "The environments we create provide tenants with optimal service and amenities, which is attracting new tenants and driving existing tenants to renew and extend their leases with us."

Jamie Drummond and Andrew Perrotti of Newmark Knight Frank represented KBS in the lease extension.

"KBS has done a remarkable job modernizing and upgrading Woodbridge Corporate Plaza to include an impressive list of top-shelf amenities that both attract new tenants and provide expansion opportunities to existing tenants," says Drummond, senior managing director. "The complex provides tenants with a state-of-the-art workplace that is conveniently located in close proximity to major roadways."

Joe Messina, Allison Melichar and James Schroeder of JLL represented BNP Paribas.

Please find photos of Woodbridge Corporate Plaza here.

About KBS

KBS is one of the largest owners of premier commercial real estate in the nation. As a private equity real estate company and an SEC-registered investment adviser, KBS and its affiliated companies have completed transactional activity of approximately $40 billion on behalf of private and institutional investors globally. Founded in 1992 by Peter Bren and Chuck Schreiber, KBS acquires and operates prime commercial real estate in some of the most successful epicenters in the country. The firm is committed in its business ethics, its business relationships and its constant focus on exceeding the expectations of our investors, partners and tenants. For more information on KBS, please visit www.kbs.com.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200122005171/en/

Contacts

Lexi Astfalk or Jenn Quader
Brower Group
(949) 458-6262
KBS@brower-group.com

Ginny Walker
KBS Public Relations Manager
949-417-6535
gwalker@kbs.com