Building is the First Commercial Site in New Jersey to Meet WiredScore's Highest Technological Certification
NEWARK, N.J. (September 4, 2014) – C&K Properties announced today that 2 Gateway Center, its Class A office tower in the heart of Newark’s Central Business District, has achieved best-in-class Platinum certification by WiredScore for its technological superiority. The certification marks the first WiredScore Platinum award to a commercial building in the State of New Jersey.
The certification process, which includes a full building audit by a team of leading technicians, was granted based on choice, infrastructure, redundancy, resiliency, and flexibility of broadband offerings. WiredScore measures these factors using an official set of standards developed and approved by an NYCEDC-appointed Advisory Board for assessing internet service in office buildings.
WiredScore is an advisory board that oversees WiredNYC, an initiative of the Bloomberg Administration that aims to bring transparency to quality and availability of broadband connectivity in office buildings, and is fully endorsed by 13 of New York City’s most prestigious real estate and technology development firms. WiredScore’s unique certification process helps to differentiate and identify the region’s best connected buildings to brokers and prospective tenants.
“WiredScore’s Platinum rated buildings provide the infrastructure for an increasing number of companies that depend on superior connectivity,” said Ben Korman, owner of C&K Properties. “Among 2 Gateway's various location benefits and competitive incentives packages, its technological advantages truly provide a leg up in the business landscape.”
A Platinum certification guarantees the maximum level of choice when selecting an Internet service provider, full distribution of fiber connectivity throughout the building, best in class infrastructure to ensure protection against service interruptions, and administrative best practices to streamline tenants’ ability to get connected.
"2 Gateway's proactive approach to providing best-in-class connectivity to it's current and future tenants show's their true understanding of what a building needs to compete at the highest level in today's marketplace," added Philip Kanfer, Director of Partnerships at WiredScore.
Added Dudley Ryan, Senior Vice President at CBRE, the exclusive broker for 2 Gateway, “Providing a responsive, reliable and technologically advanced experience for our tenants is at the heart of what we do at 2 Gateway. Achieving this certification is validation of our ongoing commitment to those principles.”
Part of Newark’s 2.6 million-square-foot Gateway Complex, 2 Gateway Center is centrally located in the city’s downtown business district along Market Street between McCarter Highway and Mulberry Street. The 18-story, Energy Star-certified tower features Class A office space and lobbies, along with state-of-the-art redundant infrastructure, major carrier presence in the building and antenna coverage opportunities on the roof.
The building is connected via a pedestrian skywalk directly to Newark Penn Station, offering access to NJ Transit, PATH and Amtrak lines, and is only 18 minutes from New York City and 10 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport. Situated in the heart of the “Billion Dollar Triangle” Downtown Arts District, 2 Gateway is only a short walk away from Newark’s Prudential Center, NJ Performing Arts Center, Red Bull Arena and all of the city’s exciting dining and entertainment options.
2 Gateway Center also provides an innovative Incentives Concierge Program through which brokerage professionals and companies can obtain free, customized analysis of the cost savings for prospective tenants relocating to 2 Gateway Center under the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 so that optimal savings for businesses can occur.
For more information about 2 Gateway Center or to obtain a customized incentive analysis through the building’s Incentive Concierge Program, visit2gateway.com or contact Dudley Ryan at (973) 437-2083 or by email at Dudley.Ryan@cbre.com.
About C&K Properties
Founded in 1989, C&K specializes in office and retail real estate investments in the New York metro area. C&K uses its local market knowledge; diverse functional expertise across construction, leasing, planning, valuation, acquisition, finance and research; an intensive, hands-on brand of asset management and the direct capital commitment of its principals to assure superior investment results. C&K also offers the same level of hands-on asset management as a third-party service provider for the benefit of non-operating, institutional owners of, or holders of security interests in, high-quality, mid-to-large scale, urban properties. For more information about C&K Properties, visit www.candkproperties.com.