ONLC Training Centers has doubled in size by moving from Roszel Road to the Van Nest Office Park’s new building on Quakerbridge Road on February 1. ONLC has 3,300 square feet on the first floor, divided into eight classrooms. Public classes are available for such software as Microsoft, Citrix, Novell, and CWNP wireless training.
Van Nest Office Park is adjacent to a forest reserve, and some of the tenants have a floor-to-ceiling view of the trees. This building, the first of two identical 31,000-foot buildings, was developed by A.B. Hercman and Steven Hercman, father and son. The Hercmans also own University Office Plaza I and II. The second building is slated to be completed by January, 2008, and there is also space for a 10,000-foot restaurant or bank.
Founded in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1983, ONLC was formerly known as Online Consulting. It has trained more than 240,000 people at more than 20 locations in the Northeast, including other sites in Mount Laurel and Hasbrouck Heights.
“We totally outgrew our site,” says Sean McSorley, ONLC’s territory manager. “Lately it’s been difficult to accommodate everyone who needs training here because we had only four classrooms.” He suggests that Quakerbridge Road traffic patterns are an improvement over those on Route 1.
The largest classroom in the facility will accommodate 16 students and can be used for product demos as well as private training events for corporate clients. Computers here have Intel’s Core Duo CPU chip with the capacity for hardware-driven virtualization. They will be significantly faster than previous Intel CPU chips.
Several of the classrooms were designed to hold two to four students for Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) events. When enrollment in a class is not sufficient to run an onsite class, classes can be combined from multiple locations.
The building’s design was by architect Steve Cohen of Moran Avenue in Princeton, and Linda Klein did the interiors. Andy Weinstein of NAI Fennelly represents the Hercmans in all the leases, and more than half of the space has been leased. Doug Petrozzini of Grubb & Ellis represented ONLC. Stephen Denarski is doing most of the fitouts.
Another new Van Nest tenant is the first Princeton-area Arthur Murray studio, located in 3,670 square feet on the first floor with a view of the woods. It is decorated in “nouveau chic” with stainless steel and leather (609-588-9011; fax, 609-588-9065, www.njarthurmurray.com). “The space came out really nicely,” says Scott Hannum, the studio’s manager and owner. Deb Greta, who was working at GVA Williams Buschman, represented Hannum.
Future Van Nest tenants include Wellbound, a dialysis training center, expected to move to 3,600 square feet in May. It was represented by Mark Caston of California-based Voit Commercial.
New Jersey Primary Care Association, represented by Milt Charbonneau of Colliers Houston, will move part of its operations from 14 Washington Road to 6,000 square feet at Van Nest. Katherine Grant-Davis is the executive director at this nonprofit representing providers and affiliates of community-based ambulatory health care statewide (609-275-8886; fax, 609-936-7247). It was represented by Milt Charbonneau of Colliers Houston, and it expects to move in April.
ONLC Training Centers (Online Consulting), 3836 Quakerbridge Road, Van Nest Office Park, Hamilton 08619; 800-288-8221; fax, 302-658-4051. Tim Warren, branch manager. Home page: www.onlc.com