Roseland, New Jersey - November 28, 2016 - Connell Foley LLP announced today that the firm has leased 71,000 square feet of professional space at 56 at Roseland, a premier suburban office building located at 56 Livingston Avenue in Roseland, N.J. The new space, which is less than a mile away from the firm’s current Roseland office, will serve as Connell Foley’s headquarters. The firm anticipates moving into its new office in late spring of 2017.
“Our previous location served as the foundation for the growth of our firm,” said Managing Partner Philip F. McGovern Jr. “In continuing to build our platform for the future, we were attracted to 56 at Roseland as it is a tremendous fit from the standpoint of location, building amenities, services and technological capability.”
Mr. McGovern added, “Our firm is one of the oldest, best known and highest regarded practices in the state of New Jersey. It is a positive and exciting step for us to know we will be servicing our present and future clients at a state-of-the-art office campus.”
Connell Foley will occupy space on the first and second floors of 56 at Roseland, which is owned by Mountain Development Corp. (MDC) and Square Mile Capital Management, LLC (Square Mile).
“Connell Foley’s decision to relocate their headquarters after 30 years to 56 at Roseland reinforces the creation of an elite environment for the region’s top professional firms,” stated Michael Seeve, President of MDC. “Our world-class professional amenities are designed toward supporting their operations and personnel in a manner unmatched in the market.”
“This lease transaction announced today demonstrates 56 at Roseland’s standing as one of Northern New Jersey’s premier professional office settings,” said Square Mile Principal Matthew Drummond. He added, “Our venture has modernized and repositioned this irreplaceable asset to serve the top end of the market and we’re pleased to welcome Connell Foley to its new headquarters.”
Connell Foley has hired the architectural firm Gensler to design the firm’s new forward-thinking office space. Conceived with a contemporary flair, the 58,000 square feet on the first floor will feature the firm’s conference center, attorney offices and support operations. The 13,000 square feet on the second floor will house Connell Foley’s working café, additional offices for its legal team and administrative workspace.
MDC and Square Mile recently invested heavily in additional improvements at 56 at Roseland. The professional 56-acre campus, which boasts hiking trails, a volleyball court, walking paths, and an outdoor fire pit and lounge area, also includes an on-site café, upscale fitness center and a green roof with lush trees and landscaping. The location’s technical property features include an optimized Level 2 Data Center possessing a network operations hub with technical support space. Located on the I-280 corridor, the professional complex offers accessibility to major highways linking to all regions of the New York metropolitan area.