The S.Hekemian Group (SHG)vivian
10 Sterling Boulevard
Englewood, NJ 07631

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Strong Leasing Activity Commences for S. Hekemian Group’s New Eco-Friendly, Amenity-Rich, Multifamily Property

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Dec. 1, 2016 – VIVIAN, The S.Hekemian Group’s (SHG) newest completed Englewood South residential property, is experiencing robust leasing activity following its grand opening. The luxury building, managed by Roseland, a Mack Cali-Company, is available for occupancy. Possessing one- and two-bedroom units, VIVIAN offers rents beginning at $2,200 per month. The 195-unit, pet-friendly, stylish property features upscale amenities, strong sustainability and is minutes from Manhattan and the New York Metropolitan area.

“VIVIAN appeals to diverse groups of people,” stated Peter Hekemian, Senior Managing Partner of The S.Hekemian Group. “Young families, couples and singles are attracted to the convenience of living in the NY metropolitan area for cultural and professional enrichment. When their day ends, tenants come home to VIVIAN to disconnect from a fast-paced lifestyle in a calm, sanctuary-like atmosphere.”

The Chic Vibe of Englewood South Lives in VIVIAN

The multifamily property is situated in the model of new suburbanism – Englewood South. The residential building continues the theme of the district’s high-end architecture with an innovative, creative interior design. Other SHG developments comprising Englewood South include the existing residencies of The Brownstones (which consist of five apartment buildings) and The Sheffield. Other properties include a fitness center called The Gym and ES4, a mixed-use office building. Future plans for phase five and six at Englewood South include a hotel and second professional office building which will both be developed by SHG.

Interior Design Generates a Calming Aura

VIVIAN’s overall interior décor is inspired by the highly acclaimed restaurant Bar Agricole in San Francisco. Mollie Darby, Interior Decorator of the Penney Design Group, used natural materials, earth tones and soft modern finishes to create a calming, aesthetic appeal. The common areas are accented with refurbished wood, natural stone walls, sun-bleached driftwood, limestone, bamboo wood flooring, and pebble stone floors. As an added touch, indirect soft lighting provides a soothing vibe throughout the shared spaces.

Amenities and Features Designed for Comfort

VIVIAN features luxuries which reinvent the idea of upscale living. On the main level, The Kumano Springs & Spa, modeled on the age-old custom of Japanese public baths, features a dry sauna, steam room and cold/hot plunge pools. A self-service pet salon enables owners to care for their dogs and cats in a clean, comfortable, on-site environment.

A fitness center with Peloton bikes, Yoga Studio and Fitness On Demand (virtual classes), enables residents to exercise on their own time without having to juggle the operating hours of off-site health clubs. For tenants’ and guests’ children, the ground floor features the Crayola Corner where boys and girls can play. A 24-hour concierge assures the safety of everyone on the premise.

VIVIAN’s shared space comforts are designed to satisfy tenants’ needs on a personal and social level. The natural wood lobby features comfortable couches and an inviting fireplace for centralized socializing. A Wi-Fi lounge keeps everyone connected to the world of social media. For extended family gatherings and mingling with friends and neighbors, the Fireplace Room has a billiards tables and a catering-ready kitchen. Movies and sports can be enjoyed in VIVIAN’s theater room, boasting oversized screens for optimal viewing.

When the weather is favorable, life at the property extends outside. The Deck is an expansive interior courtyard where individuals can swim in the resort-style, outdoor pool, dine using the stainless steel barbeque grills and lounge on the lawn to enjoy the lush surroundings. At night, a fire pit encourages friendly interaction between residents, their families and guests.

When tenants relax in the privacy of their homes, featuring 9-foot ceilings and gray walnut hardwood style-floors, they can unwind in chic living rooms with floor to ceiling windows and prepare meals in contemporary kitchens featuring state-of-the-art appliances. Each unit is equipped with full-size washers and dryers; individually controlled central heating and air conditioning. All apartments are pre-wired for telephone, data and TV.

SHG’s Green Initiatives Create Strong Sustainability

VIVIAN’s build-out incorporates the characteristics of SHG Low Impact Living, a commitment to implementing green policies and strategies into new construction projects. The property possesses eco-friendly features by offering solar powered, on-site car charging stations for electric automobile owners. Indoor parking and complimentary daily shuttles to Manhattan’s commuting points keep residents connected to both urban and suburban destinations. Providing this mass transit to tenants reduces air pollution control by helping decrease the amount of cars on major NJ/NY thoroughfares. A third feature of SHG LowImpact Living is incorporated into all common areas of the residential building which are completely powered by on-roof solar arrays.

Situated in Bergen County’s core, along Route 4, VIVIAN is just five minutes from the George Washington Bridge near the junctions of I-80, the NJ Turnpike/I-95 and Routes 4 and 17, surrounded by diverse shopping and entertainment options including The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, N.J., and the famed malls and open air centers of Paramus such as Westfield Garden State Plaza, the Outlets at Bergen Town Center, and Paramus Place.

SHG develops upscale, highly-finished real estate for long-term ownership. The company possesses over 80 years as one of the most stable property owners and developers with a diversified portfolio of industrial, residential, mixed-use, and retail/lifestyle properties. SHG’s real estate is located in strong demographic markets in New Jersey, throughout the Northeast and in California. SHG owns privately-held assets and publicly-traded properties through the First Real Estate Investment Trust of NJ, a REIT traded on the NASDAQ under ticker symbol “FREVS”, of which the Hekemian family was a founding member.

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