NEW JERSEY—EMC Corp., a global IT services provider, has signed an 81,500-sq.-ft. lease at Center 78, a newly renovated class A office complex in Warren, N.J. owned by Normandy Real Estate Partners. EMC Corp. is relocating its offices from Boston to the N.Y. Tristate area.

Cassidy Turley serves as the exclusive leasing agent for Center 78 and the team of Managing Principal Raymond P. Trevisan and SVP William O'Keefe represented Normandy in the transaction. Cresa Managing Principal Jack Burns, of the firm’s Boston office, and Principals Dennis Gralla and James J. Scancarella, from Cresa’s New Jersey office, represented EMC.

“We’re pleased to welcome EMC Corp. as the first tenant for Center 78 – and to deliver them more than 20 percent of this exceptional relocation opportunity,” said Paul H. Teti, senior vice president, Normandy Real Estate Partners. “Center 78 is the ideal environment for selective tenants like EMC Corp. who want to make a signature statement in a campus-like setting.”

Center 78 has undergone a $12 million capital improvement program, which included a new entry façade and expansion of the lobby atrium with new finishes, new bathrooms and elevator cabs. In addition, the building will be LEED Silver-certified. Amenities at the property include a full-service cafeteria, fitness center and a building conference center. Normandy also made significant improvements to the building grounds, including the resurfacing of parking lots and entry roads, extensive landscaping, improved lighting and enhanced sign identity.