Vitamin Shoppe leases space in Secaucus

The Vitamin Shoppe has leased a 28,000-square-foot space at the Harmon Meadow complex in Secaucus.

The deal was the largest new office lease in the Meadowlands in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield, which arranged it. C&W’s Curtis Foster and Jerry Shifrin brokered the transaction as exclusive leasing agents for 400 Plaza Drive.

Gregory Barkan and Remy deVarenne of CBRE represented the tenant, along with The Vitamin Shoppe’s Laurence Elgart, deputy general counsel-real estate, and Jan Alan Lewis of Cole Schotz P.C.

“With this planned move, our client will achieve a centralized, highly efficient headquarters and support operation in Secaucus,” Lewis said. “Curtis and Jerry were very instrumental in facilitating the execution of the lease in an expeditious manner.”

The Vitamin Shoppe will move its back-office operations from North Bergen to the new space at the building, which is located between Route 3 and the New Jersey Turnpike and next to The Vitamin Shoppe’s headquarters.

“Securing a tenant of The Vitamin Shoppe’s caliber testifies to the building’s enhanced appeal,” Foster said. “With its existing headquarters across the street, The Vitamin Shoppe already recognizes the advantage of being located in Harmon Meadow.”