STRO Cos. helps Rise Against Hunger relocate New Jersey warehouse to Union

Rise Against Hunger inked an 11,500-square-foot lease to relocate its New Jersey warehouse operations to Union, according to a Monday announcement from the STRO Cos.

Located at 60 Milltown Road, just off Route 22 and near Interstate 78 and the Garden State Parkway, the facility provides over 16-foot clear ceilings, two loading docks and excellent connectivity to the New York metro area.

“We are pleased to welcome Rise Against Hunger to our building and look forward to a long-term relationship with their organization,” Elliot Ferris, STRO’s director of leasing, said. “The location was ideal for them to expand their operation and continue providing global hunger relief.”

“To address immediate nutritional needs of people facing hunger globally, businesses, churches, civic organizations and other groups join us in packaging nutritious meals that are then shipped around the world,” Mickey Horner, Rise Against Hunger’s director of global operations, said. “This new warehouse location leased from STRO Cos. will be crucial to this work by enabling us to safely store our supplies and meals as well as be a central hub to ensure we can effectively and efficiently reach groups packaging with us in the New York metro area.”

Cushman & Wakefield’s Tim Farley represented Rise Against Hunger while the STRO Cos. was represented by Joel Tomlinson of Silbert Realty & Management Co.

“Cushman & Wakefield has helped Rise Against Hunger manage their real estate portfolio for close to 15 years now and is proud to partner with Rise Against Hunger in their efforts to end hunger in our lifetime,” Farley stated.

“It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Elliot Ferris and other professionals within the STRO Cos. as well as tenant representatives at Cushman & Wakefield’s team. Rise Against Hunger is an important nonprofit organization and, at Silbert Realty & Management Co., we are proud to be involved in this transaction and wish continued success to Rise Against Hunger in addressing global hunger within its new location,” Tomlinson added.

In announcing this transaction, STRO also noted its expansion plans.

“We are eager to continue purchasing more industrial warehouses in Northern New Jersey and Florida. We have a considerable amount of capital to deploy and are interested in either core+, value-add or opportunistic acquisitions,” Ferris said.