Two companies headquartered in Princeton have announced significant moves. Sadat Associates, the environmental consulting firm, is moving this week from 12,000 square feet at Village Boulevard in Forrestal Village and another location in South Brunswick to a similar space, 18,200 feet at 1545 Lamberton Road in Trenton. Berlitz, the internationally known language education firm, headquartered at 400 Alexander Park, has been acquired by a German firm in a move that will lead to some downsizing of the Princeton facility.
Founded in 1986, Sadat Associates is moving its 60 employees to Trenton in part because it wants to expand and do more work for the state. Until now it has concentrated on such projects as landfill stabilization, solid waste planning, and hazardous remediation, and brownfields redevelopment. One of its highest profile projects was cleaning up a landfill in Elizabeth to make way for the Jersey Gardens outlet mall. But the firm also does groundwater and hydrogeologic analysis, wastewater treatment, risk assessment, stormwater management, expert testimony and litigation support, and site planning. It reports $10 million in annual revenues.
Stephen M. Segal, the commercial real estate broker, is part owner of 22,000-square foot building known as the Marine Terminal Business Center. That the rent is less expensive at this Trenton building — partly subsidized by a low interest loan arranged through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority — goes without saying. This property recently listed in the U.S. 1 real estate survey for $12.50 per square foot, net, as compared to listings of double that figure at Forrestal Village. It will share the building with Baker Engineering, which worked on the construction of the tunnel on Route 29.
Sadat Associates Inc., 1545 Lamberton Road, Box 4129, Trenton 08610. Marwan M. Sadat, president. 609-826-9600; fax, 609-826-9601. Home page: www.sadat.com