Harrison, N.J., Oct. 05, 2015 — The Hampshire Companies, celebrated on Friday the Grand Opening of 221 Bergen, a 104-unit luxury residential complex on Bergen Street in Harrison, N.J., along with joint venture partner, CrownPoint Group, and project investment advisor, Circle Squared Alternative Investments. Located in the River-bend section of Harrison, New Jersey’s newest residential complex broke ground in October of 2014 and has been a shining star in Harrison’s renaissance. Harrison Mayor, James A. Fife, executives from The Hampshire Companies, CrownPoint Group and Circle Squared Alternative Investments, project investors, and Harrison Township officials were in attendance and cut the ribbon officially signifying the opening.
Situated on nearly one and a half acres, 221 Bergen features two 52-unit luxury residential buildings with one and two-bedroom rental units that are geared toward today’s young, urban professionals. Amenities include a Resident’s Lounge with a kitchen and entertainment area, a fitness room with Life Fitness equipment, a yoga room with an On Demand Kiosk loaded with 140 pre-recorded classes, furnished rooftop terrace with upscale seating and umbrellas, spacious greeting lobbies and available one car garages with openers and storage units.
“This project has, since the beginning, been driven by the passion for the continued renaissance by Harrison’s Mayors,” said Jon F. Hanson, Founder and Chairman of The Hampshire Companies. “First, by Mayor Ray McDonough, who tragically passed away during the approval process and subsequently by Mayor Fife who continued to lead with a passion which has been reverberated through our own halls and those of CrownPoint. For Hampshire, the completion of this project is a testament to our dedication to work with local officials and communities in order to create something that is more than just a building, but an opportunity to take part in the revitalization of a growing, thriving community. 221 Bergen embodies that sense of community.”
“The completion of 221 Bergen signals a coming out party for Harrison as the $250 million dollar expansion and modernization of the PATH station and the oft-written Gold Coast renaissance attracts millennials, empty-nesters and investors,” said Jeffrey Milanaik, CEO of CrownPoint Group.
“Whenever you are making an investment recommendation, the primary consideration is whether the project is sustainable in the community,” said Jeffrey Sica, Founder and President of Circle Squared Alternative Investments. “Working with a trusted and long-term partner like Hampshire in a community with leadership as dedicated as Mayor Fife, and with integral infrastructure already in place, that recommendation to our investors becomes a lot easier.”
All one and two-bedroom luxury apartments at 221 Bergen feature nine-foot ceilings, entry foyers, full-sized washer and dryers, recessed and pendant lighting in the kitchen with quartz countertops with “roundover” edges, gas stoves with outside ventilation, Whirlpool™ stainless appliances, WiFi access throughout the building and optical cables for choice between Comcast or Verizon. Bathrooms feature a tub and shower surrounded by ceramic tile, cultured marble vanity top integral bowl and Moen™ bath accessories. All residences feature individually controlled Central air conditioning and energy efficient heating. Walk-in closets, secured storage and garage parking is available.
Interested tenants should contact Jeff Halter or Zach Newlands of CrownPoint at (862) 231-6190 and are invited to visit the development’s website at: www.221bergen.com
Located within Harrison’s Waterfront Redevelopment Area, the property is located one quarter mile away from the PATH station offering direct access to New York City, as well as NJ Transit, Amtrak and major area highways including I-280, I-95 and route 21.
About The Hampshire Companies
The Hampshire Companies is a full-service, private real estate investment firm based in Morristown, New Jersey. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments. Additional information on the Hampshire Companies is available online at www.hampshireco.com.
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About CrownPoint Group
CrownPoint Group, LLC is a privately held real estate investment, development and construction firm with over 30 years serving the Tri-State area. The company’s commitment to integrity and high standards of excellence translate into a quality result.
The company’s success is rooted in its diverse construction background. In addition to residential work, CrownPoint is known for its mixed-use, commercial and industrial projects along with numerous renewable energy ventures. For more information on CrownPoint visit www.crownpointgroup.com
About Circle Squared Alternative Investments
Circle Squared Alternative Investments is a firm devoted to providing independent financial advisors with access to a range of innovative alternative investments previously available only to institutions and ultra-high net-worth investors. The suite of investment products will include real estate, private equity, private credit, natural resources, private placement offerings, entertainment and media. In addition, the firm’s team will serve as coaches and mentors to advisors, helping them to better understand and communicate to their clients the role and advantages of alternative investments in a portfolio. For more information about Circle Squared, visit www.circlesquaredalts.com.
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