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Pharma giant taps SJP to lead buildout of new 300,000 s/f NJ campus

Global pharm giant, Eisai, has tapped SJP Project Solutions to lead a team in the build-out of its new U.S. headquarters at ON3, a high-tech bio-ecosystem in Nutley, New Jersey.

Eisai will be relocating its U.S. headquarters from Woodcliff Lake to the entirety of 200 Metro Boulevard at ON3, in Q4 of 2021. Eisai signed a lease in August for 300,000 s/f at the campus and has tapped SJP Project Solutions — the third-party development management division of SJP Properties — to work with its in-house team.

As part of the process, the SJP team will collaborate with ON3 owner Prism Capital Partners on the base-building improvements, and will work closely with leading global architecture firms HLW and AMA on the design and build-out of Eisai’s new headquarters, where the company will be transferring up to 1,200 corporate staff and research and development functions.

“Continued and constant growth of the healthcare ecosystem is essential during these challenging times,” said Joel Beetsch, PhD, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Eisai Inc. “The combination of healthcare innovation and the knowledge-creating space in which it takes place is a critical and powerful partnership. Eisai deeply appreciates the expertise of SJP to help drive the delivery of healthcare solutions to patients and their families.”

“As a company that is on the leading edge of the life sciences sector, Eisai was discerning and deliberate in its process for assembling a team to deliver a purpose-built headquarters that will be additive to its operations and facilitate employees’ invaluable work,” said Peter Bronsnick, President — New Jersey Region at SJP Properties.

“Now, more than ever, making real estate decisions with your workforce’s well-being in mind is crucial for business continuity, and Eisai is the perfect example of a company that is leading from the front in this regard.”

Since its launch in 2018, SJP’s Project Solutions division the division has grown to include assignments totaling over three million square feet of build-out and ground-up construction projects. Notable projects include the repositioning of Mack-Cali’s Harborside mixed-use development along the waterfront in Jersey City; the build-out of EY’s offices in Hoboken; the build-out of SIR Capital Management’s offices at 11 Times Square in Manhattan; the development of Prudential Financial’s headquarters in Newark, N.J.; and the development of Life Time Work’s office in Iselin, N.J.

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