Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — New Jersey — December 7 - 20, 2012 — 7B



Citizen Schools moves offices The Berger Organization announces 3,000 s/f lease at 570 Broad in Newark


portunity in the educational sector in Newark. We are seeing, first-hand, the kind of quality endeavors this is fostering.” To this end, two new char- ter high schools, Newark Prep and Spirit Prep, opened in September at 570 Broad. Other tenants include State Farm Insurance, ChaseMan- hattan Bank, Baldassare & Mara, PC Tech and Lycatel. Full floors of 15,000 s/f, di- visible to 2,500 s/f, remain available. The Berger Organization maintains a controlling in-

terest in 570 Broad Street, LLC, the partnership that owns 570 Broad. During the past few years, the ownership has updated the building’s technology capabilities, and installed new state-of-the-art high-speed elevators, HVAC and security systems, and high-speed fiber-optics. The Berger Organization is in the midst of additional build- ing infrastructure improve- ments. Ongoing plans call for a parking element with one space per 1,000 s/f, a confer- ence room for use by tenants, and a fitness center for ten-

ants and their employees. Located across from New- ark’s Washington Square Park, 570 Broad offers easy access to Newark Penn Sta- tion and Broad Street Sta- tion; local dining, shopping and lodging; and entertain- ment venues like Pruden- tial Center, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Newark Bears Stadium. The property also is within walk- ing distance of the Newark campuses of Seton Hall and Rutgers universities, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. ■

EWARK, NJ —Citi- zen Schools, a na- tional nonprofit orga-

nization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day, has leased 3,000 s/f for its New Jersey offices at 570 Broad in New- ark. The Berger Organiza- tion manages and operates the 15-story tower, which will house Citizen School’s development, volunteer and administrative teams. Citizen Schools mobilizes adult volunteers to help im- prove student achievement for low-income children by teaching skill-building ap- prenticeships. The organiza- tion’s programs blend these real-world learning projects with rigorous academic and leadership development ac- tivities, preparing students in the middle grades for suc- cess in high school, college, the workforce and civic life. Founded in Boston in 1995, Citizen Schools has grown into a network of 32 middle school partner sites in low- income communities across eight states. This includes three schools in Newark: the Louise A. Spencer School, Eagle Academy for Young Men and Newark Early Col- lege High School (middle school portion). Previously, Citizen Schools housed its New Jersey offices at its partner sites. “We are a growing organi- zation and needed a space to accommodate that,” said Lucy Castillo, executive di- rector of Citizen Schools New Jersey. “As a nonprofit, you can sometimes feel that large corporations don’t take you seriously, despite the impact- ful work you do. The Berger Organization made us feel like they really wanted us at 570 Broad. The customer ser- vice was great. The location, with accessibility to many of our partner organizations and transportation, made it a great choice.” According to Miles Berg- er , chairman and chief ex- ecutive officer of The Berger Organization, his firmalways has been committed to help- ing both non- and for-profit tenants in a wide range of industries prosper and grow. “We are especially dedicated to organizations that are working to strengthen our community,” he said. “Cur- rently, there exists great op-

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Newark is poised to experience unprecedented growth and renewal, as evidenced by a marked increase in tenant commitments and the wealth of new projects planned or underway in this vital, vibrant city. The Berger Organization continues to play a key role in supporting Newark’s progress and enhancing its position as New Jersey’s destination of choice for businesses, today and into the future.

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For more information contact: Brendan Berger at 973-623-3300 • brendan@bergerorg.com

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