Hoboken-based developer acquires historic office building near PATH

Maridian Properties, a Hoboken-based real estate developer and property manager, on Tuesday said it acquired 95 River St., a historic office building located in a prime downtown location less than two blocks from the Hoboken Transit Terminal and one block from Pier A Park and the Hudson River waterfront.

Newly named “Lions Gate,” as a nod to the architecturally distinct frieze of lion heads that decorate its upper façade, the five-story elevator building offers 22,500 square feet of retail and office space, with the top three floors providing sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

Lions Gate is a masonry and terra-cotta building that was built in 1910 for the Steneck Trust Co. and was last remodeled in 1983.

Maridian closed on the property in December 2022 and immediately implemented modernization to reposition the building as an upscale, boutique property while preserving some of the unique character of the building. Upgrades completed to date include custom carpeting, wood floors and designer wall coverings in common areas, new wood flooring, lighting and window treatments in office suites and the installation of a modern elevator. A full renovation of the lobby is underway to infuse the building with a chic, Manhattan-style ambiance featuring elegant stone and millwork.

Since acquiring the building, Maridian Properties has leased space to five new tenants, who have joined anchor tenant Wells Fargo, raising Lions Gate to full occupancy. Maridian Properties is accepting names for a waitlist as suites become available. The office property is also home to logistics, apparel design, law, real estate development, science and financial firms.

“We viewed this as an opportunity to rejuvenate one of Hoboken’s iconic Beaux Arts buildings and transform it into a modern office space situated in a prime location near the PATH and southern waterfront. Our vision is to create an appealing environment that caters to a wide range of commercial users, including the tech industry,” Mario Fini, co-founder of Maridian Properties, said.

“As longtime supporters and active members of the Hoboken business community, we embrace opportunities like this one that contribute to the preservation of the city’s architectural heritage, attract new business and provide the necessary infrastructure and foot traffic for our existing businesses to thrive.”