Swiss Pharma Co. moves HQ to Hoboken

2/7/2008:

Swiss-based Octapharma is moving their U.S. Headquarters to Hoboken this month.

They’ve leased a modest 15,000 sq. feet of space at Waterfront Corporate Center II (above the Chase Bank downtown.)

Maybe with the extra few employees milling around at lunchtime, the upcoming Zebu Fornu eatery nearby won’t become doomed like the previous Saladworks.

Octapharma to move HQ to Hoboken, NJ

hoboken-octapharma-sjp-pharmaceutical.gifSJP Properties, one of the largest development companies in the New York metropolitan area, has announced that Swiss-based Octapharma will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Waterfront Corporate Center II, one of the most coveted office campus locations in the Northeast. Octapharma, an independent, global plasma fraction specialist, will move its U.S. marketing and sales operations from Virginia to the River Street office tower, which sits on the edge of the Hudson River.

Dino M. Mattessich, who recently joined Jones Lang LaSalle’s Parsippany office as a vice president, brokered the 15,204 square foot lease.

“SJP Properties takes pride in meeting the facilities needs for many of the world’s premier corporations,” said Steven M. Pozycki, senior vice president of Parsippany-based SJP Properties. “We’re very pleased to have attracted the first pharmaceutical company to the City of Hoboken. New Jersey has emerged as the national center of the pharmaceutical business sector so we are confident Hoboken will become increasingly attractive to this industry. We are equally proud that Waterfront Corporate Center has become a leading destination for many of the world’s premier corporations.”

The Waterfront Corporate Center is a joint venture between SJP Properties, Prudential Insurance Company of America, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the City of Hoboken. Once fully-built, the campus will include nearly 1.5 million square feet of Class-A commercial and retail space with spectacular unobstructed views of the New York City skyline and the Hudson River.

“We’re very excited about bringing the first pharmaceutical company headquarters to Hoboken,” said Mattessich. “The city is truly experiencing a renaissance, not just in office development, but also retail and residential projects creating a vibrant 24/7 city. Congratulations to SJP Properties on securing this prestigious tenant and for their leadership in the transformation of Hoboken into a primary choice for office tenants.”

Waterfront Corporate Center offers the last available commercial office high-rises in Hoboken, located directly on the Hudson River, just steps from train, ferry and bus service to New York City and major points throughout New Jersey.

“There is no better location for Octapharma’s United States headquarters than at the Waterfront Corporate Center,” said Flemming Nielsen, General Manager of Octapharma USA. “We see our staffing needs tripling over the next year, and this building gives us the room to expand. The New York and New Jersey area also provides the talent pool we need to remain at the forefront of our industry.”

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7 Comments on "Swiss Pharma Co. moves HQ to Hoboken"


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8 years 7 months ago

I’d be even happier if something would open up besides a nail salon, bank or coffee shop. And a little late on this, but I agree with rapperd: LOL @ “one of the most coveted office campus locations in the Northeast!”

krewedetat
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krewedetat
8 years 7 months ago

I’m happy we have a non-condo or luxury rental building in this town.

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8 years 7 months ago

If everyone was shiny and happy, message boards would be boring as all hell. 😈

notnow
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notnow
8 years 7 months ago

Never fails. No matter what happens in this town, someone will whine about it. I guess it is human nature to bitch and moan.

I wish this company the best of luck and believe they made a great choice. In all fairness, the majority of the residents here are proud and supportive of our new neighbors. Enjoy. This is a great City.

Ps. Try the eggplant parm from Tony’s Deli on Friday.

kooky kat
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8 years 7 months ago

Just what hoboken needs, more “Pharmaceutical Sales Reps”.

Embarassing as it is, has anyone else ever watched The Bachelor? Ever notice that a vast majority of the women “competing” are Pharm Sales Reps, or Realtors (or of course professional sports cheerleaders?) Just sayin. :mrgreen:

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