Law firm triples space at Newark office tower

Real Estate NJ, January 10, 2017

A law firm has expanded its footprint within One Newark Center, a 22-story office tower in downtown Newark, in a deal arranged by brokers with JLL.

The law firm, Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP, signed a lease for 6,930 square feet at the Class A, 420,118-square-foot office building at 1085 Raymond Blvd. The boutique litigation and investigations firm is expanding from 2,500 square feet.

JLL represented ownership, a joint venture between The Praedium Group LLC and Mack-Cali Realty Corp., the brokerage said in a news release. Jon Meisel, managing director, and Chris Conklin, vice president, both with JLL, handled the assignment for the firm.

“One Newark Center is a terrific, high-end building in downtown Newark that offers an ideal home to a number of prestigious law firms,” Meisel said in a prepared statement. “Calcagni & Kanefksy is a growing business that has thrived at One Newark Center. We were able to retain the law firm for Mack-Cali, while nearly tripling its space at the building.”

The law firm occupies the 14th floor of the Grad Associates-designed building, which was completed in 1992 at the intersection of Raymond Boulevard and McCarter Highway. The property, which has 45,000 square feet of space available, sits in the heart of the city’s central business and entertainment district and is walking distance from Newark Penn Station.

“We’ve been very satisfied with the friendly and accommodating service at One Newark Center,” said Thomas R. Calcagni, co-founder of Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP. “When it came time to decide where to locate our fast-expanding law firm, we knew this building was best positioned to meet our growing needs.

“We’re looking forward to a long-term relationship with Mack-Cali and the wonderful staff at One Newark Center.”

— Joshua Burd