UniPro buys 207,000 sq. ft. industrial building in Hillside for $30M

UniPro International Uniforms, which specializes in uniforms and accessories for law enforcement and security and transportation, has purchased 1319 N. Broad St. in Hillside, a 207,000-square-foot, free-standing industrial building, for $30 million.

UniPro, which is headquartered in Irvington, purchased the building from Sam Kirschenbaum of AH Realty Associates. Zimmel Associates brokered the deal.

David Zimmel said the building went fast — due to its location and strong attributres.

“Lack of space, a great location, solar roof panels and tremendous demand generated a lot of purchaser interest,” he said.

The two-story building sits on 4.4 acres and features 26 exterior dock doors, a 15-foot clear ceiling height, freight elevator, solar roof panels and 223 parking spaces. Located right off Route 22 in Hillside, it is 5.5 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport, close to ports in Elizabeth and Newark, and convenient to the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 78 and Routes 1 and 9.

The buyer was represented by Ken Rubin of Rubin Realty.

UniPro International Uniforms will be using the building for warehousing and distribution. It is adding this building to its two state-of-the-art distribution centers in Irvington and Reno, Nevada. UniPro International Uniforms will now occupy 300,000 square feet of warehouse space.