MANN REPORT Features 650 From Road Repositioning


Kimmerle Group

Kimmerle Group Completes Office Renovation and Expansion at 650 From Road in Paramus, NJ

April 4, 2022

Kimmerle Group, a New Jersey-based, multifaceted design, real estate, planning, development and branding practice, has completed a full-building renovation and expansion at Onyx Equities’ 650 From Rd. in Paramus, New Jersey. Onyx Equities, a real estate investment and property services firm specializing in commercial properties, acquired the 350,000-square-foot, five-story building from Mack-Cali in 2019.

Kimmerle was retained by Onyx Equities to carryout capital improvements throughout the building’s office and amenity spaces. The design firm provided site design, conceptual and architectural design, interior design, and product purchasing and procurement services for all interior and exterior areas. The firm’s full-service engagement also included conceptual studies for branding, signage and messaging elements in 650 From Rd.’s common areas.

The renovation was completed in 2021 and 650 From Rd. features a redesigned and upgraded suite of tenant amenities, such as new café with indoor/outdoor dining areas, recreation center with a putting green, pool table, lounge seating and arcade games. Tenants also have access to a high-end conference center and lounge with accent lighting and custom perforated metal celling details. The upgrades have an urban ambiance in an otherwise suburban location.

A reimagined central atrium lobby with a custom-designed chandelier features a five-story, live green wall and customizable RBG lighting feature wall that can accommodate tenant and owner branding. This newly designed lighting at the feature walls and in the atrium is highlighted throughout the day and evening hours and is a landmark visible from the Garden State Parkway. With the primary design intent of “bringing the outside in,” the five-story green wall lines a new corridor leading to the conference center and lounge. The adjacent lobby is finished in warm wood tones and concrete and porcelain LVT flooring, as well as contemporary furniture in a similar color palette and tones.

A completely redefined and re-landscaped lakeside common activity area includes outdoor seating under a new canopy, pergola shelters with Wi-Fi and power access, active fitness/walking paths and recreation stations, new site lighting and pavers throughout the landscaping, as well as outdoor workstations and collaboration areas for tenant use.

“Working with Kimmerle Group on the modernization of 650 From Road, with the addition of a myriad of desirable amenities and features, has elevated the property to a class-A destination that is sure to attract a variety of tenants that will enjoy the offerings for years to come,” said DJ Venn, senior vice resident of asset management at Onyx Equities. “This project points the way for the reinvention of older, suburban New Jersey office assets, as active and amenity-rich office parks gain new appeal and market advantage for a new age of users.”

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