Imperial Dade leases new space in North Bergen

Imperial Dade, a Jersey City-based distributor of janitorial and cleaning supplies, has signed a 28,756-square-foot lease in North Bergen, Cushman & Wakefield announced on Wednesday.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Curtis Foster, executive managing director, and Jerry Shifrin, director, handled the assignment. Imperial Dade was represented by Palestina Scrivo Properties Inc. in the transaction.

Imperial will take over the seventh floor of the West Side Center, a 300,000-square-foot Class A asset located at 5901 West Side Ave. The space will house Imperial’s executive team and office operations, including finance, human resources and customer service. Imperial is expected to be there by early fall.

“Imperial Dade is a rapidly expanding company that has reached capacity in their current space,” Foster said. “Getting a deal done quickly and easily with the landlord, Real Capital Solutions, and securing temporary space in the building while the firm builds out a permanent office, has provided them with the ability to remain operational and functional to keep pace with ever-changing demand.”

The building features a five-story atrium, 14-foot ceilings, collaborative spaces, a cafeteria, a gym, on-site guard service, covered parking and more. It is located in an Urban Enterprise Zone and within close access to the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 3.

The company, according to Zach Plevritis, chief information officer, is at the forefront of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s customers include hospitals, school districts and nursing homes.

“Maintaining the supply chain is critical,” Plevritis said. “When our factories in China shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it resulted in significant shortages. Those factories are shipping now and we’ve ordered dozens of containers of gloves and masks and hospital supplies. We’re working to fill back orders while prioritizing critical care services to make sure they have what they need.”

Imperial is also committed to the health of its employees.

“Our staff is on a noble path and we are doing our part to flatten the curve as we continue to operate,” Mary Mozejko, senior vice president of strategy, said. “We’re providing everyone with products to keep their workspaces and their homes clean. We disinfect truck drivers, our equipment operators spray down equipment and we have two registered nurses taking people’s temperatures each day.”