Habitat for Humanity Newark announced Thursday that it has relocated its headquarters to The Berger Organization’s 58 Park Place in Newark.
The affordable housing nonprofit’s new headquarters will occupy 2,000 square feet of office space at the 30,000-square-foot office property.
The nonprofit move to Berger’s Military Park building at 60 Park Place when it was displaced by a fire that destroyed its Van Buren Street headquarters, according to Brendan Berger, vice president of The Berger Organization.
“Christian Benedetto of Hopkins, Sampson & Brown Real Estate Advisory Services brought HFHN to the Berger Organization. HFHN was displaced, and Christian reached out to us trying to help,” Berger said in a prepared statement. “We gave the organization free space for one year at our Military Park Building with no expectations of permanent tenancy, but HFHN liked the area and ultimately made the decision to move its operation to 58 Park Place. We are thrilled that HFHN will remain a tenant with us and look forward to continuing our relationship with this wonderful organization for many years to come.”
The transaction was negotiated in-house by The Berger Organization.
“Working with The Berger Organization has been a fantastic experience,” Jeffrey J. Farrell, HFHN’s chief executive officer, said in a prepared statement. “They were very generous in providing us free office space, and the entire staff is accommodating and responsive to our needs. The 58 Park Place location is in proximity to many of the companies and non-profits that we interact with on a daily basis. Businesses and non-profits today both need strategic partners to help them succeed, and The Berger Organization has become a strategic partner for Habitat for Humanity Newark.”
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