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News Release: Simone Development Makes First Northern New Jersey Investment with Acquisition of Medical Building at 385 Prospect Ave. in Hackensack

(HACKENSACK, NJ – July 18, 2017) – Simone Development Companies, a leading investor and developer of medical office and healthcare properties throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Fairfield counties, has made its first in-road into Northern New Jersey with the acquisition of Prospect Plaza at 385 Prospect Avenue in Hackensack, NJ, a three-story, 62,000 square-foot medical office building in close proximity to the world renowned Hackensack University Medical Center.

Simone Development acquired the property in a bank auction. Sale price was not disclosed. Joseph Simone, president of Simone Development, and Joseph Deglomini, Jr., a principal with the firm, arranged the acquisition.

The firm plans an extensive renovation of the property, including new lobbies, common areas, façade work and energy management upgrades to bring the asset up to the quality standards the company is known for throughout the its portfolio of medical office properties.

The property is 52 percent occupied by a diverse group of medical tenants including the New Jersey Imaging Network, offering an attractive value-add opportunity to an experienced owner/operator such as Simone Healthcare Development to re-position the building and increase NOI substantially via lease-up of immediately available space in a transforming Live/Work/Play community with an expanding healthcare presence and population.

James D. MacDonald, Vice President of Leasing for Simone Metro Properties, is handling the leasing of nearly 30,000 square feet of available space at the property. For further information call Mr. MacDonald at (718) 518-8600.

Located less than a mile north of Hackensack University Medical Center and less than a half mile from the Anderson Street NJ Transit station, the property offers excellent accessibility to Interstate 80, Route 17, Route 4, the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 95/NJ Turnpike.

The property, situated on 1.6 acres and built in 1983, features parking for over 200 vehicles.

“The property at Prospect Plaza presented a unique opportunity to acquire a medical office building in a competition constrained market where existing medical office properties are more than 96 percent occupied,” said Mr. MacDonald. “The building is complimented by surrounding medical offices, senior-living communities and other healthcare specialists, and Hackensack has experienced a surge in multi-family development over the past five years, increasing the need for healthcare services in the area.”


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