Cushman & Wakefield inks leases with fitness chain, tutoring center in Short Hills

Cushman & Wakefield announced Thursday it has arranged two leases in Short Hills with a fitness chain and a tutoring center.

The first transaction involved Atlanta, Georgia-based Blast Fitness committing to 2,800 square feet at The Plaza at Short Hills, situated along the Morris Turnpike and Broad Street. This is the boutique fitness chain’s first New Jersey location.

The second deal was for C2 Education, a tutoring network for standardized tests, at 750 Morris Turnpike.

David Townes and Alana Friedman, retail leasing specialists based at NAI Hanson’s East Rutherford office, represented the landlord in the C2 deal. Gary Krauss of Pierson Commercial Real Estate served as the tenant broker. Townes represtend the tenant and worked directly with ownership in the Blast Fitness transaction.

“This commitment by Blast Fitness demonstrates the importance of fitness and health-related tenants in today’s retail environment,” Townes said. “This chain’s decision to open its first Garden State studio in Short Hills speaks to the center’s enviable surrounding demographics.”

Townes and Friedman, NAI Hanson said, are marketing one remaining, divisible 3,240-square-foot space at 750 Morris Turnpike.

“750 Morris Turnpike, in the heart of one of Essex County’s top-rated and most comprehensive public school systems, proved the ideal setting for expanding C2 Education’s Garden State presence,” Friedman said. “We are pleased to bring this valuable educational resource to students and families here and in the surrounding communities.” A Fall 2019 opening is planned.

Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.