Onyx Equities, announced today that the company has issued an RFP to create one of the first smart office campuses in the nation. WestPark, as it is known, comprises two Gold LEED, trophy Class-A headquarters buildings on 25.6 acres, located at 1111 and 1129 Westchester Avenue in White Plains, New York. The buildings are available for lease, and are acknowledged as the finest office buildings on the commercial market in Westchester County.
DJ Venn, Senior Vice President of Asset Management, Onyx Equities, announced today that the company has issued an RFP to create one of the first smart office campuses in the nation. But, the plan, he said, is to transform them and the entire campus to meet the accelerating technological demands of 21st century businesses.
“Our vision is for WestPark to serve as a hub of connectivity for a global workforce and be the place where innovation and creativity will thrive,” Venn said. “With heightened interest by companies—and employees—seeking to relocate to the suburbs, our goal is to rival some of the most technically advanced campuses in the world.”
According to William V. Cuddy, Jr., Executive Vice President of CBRE, which is marketing the campus, which is currently serving as the temporary headquarters of a major multinational corporation, a re-imagined WestPark will be the catalyst of something much, much larger.
“As Westchester County’s biotech, healthcare, financial services, and tech sectors continue to thrive, the chance to develop and position WestPark as the linchpin of an ‘Innovation Corridor’ along I-287 – that will attract companies in New York City’s burgeoning tech and financial sectors, as well as others nationally – is very real,” he says. “The effect will be to invigorate and stimulate flexible ways of doing business, retain and expand the region’s young, educated workforce, and encourage more research and development here.”
The prime location and condition of the WestPark campus are considered top-of-the-line by today’s standards.
- It is uniquely situated between the Metro-North Harlem and New Haven Lines, and at the intersections of I-287, I-684, and the Hutchinson River and Merritt parkways;
- The campus can draw a labor force from New York to Connecticut and New Jersey;
- 1111 Westchester Avenue boasts a bright airy interior measuring 234,281 square feet of Class-A space. 1129 Westchester Avenue, equally magnificent, has 132,179 square feet of Class-A space;
- There is a powerful data center with fiber-optic connectivity, fresh-air ventilation systems, high-speed connectivity, a large cafeteria, fitness center, and plenty of power and back-up generation;
- The buildings also have 1127 covered and surface parking spaces, and boast modern security and life safety systems.