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News Release: Atkins Companies Negotiates Lease Expansion to Bring Columbus-Area Medical Office Complex to Full Occupancy

For Immediate Release

Hilliard, Ohio (December 12, 2019) – Atkins Companies, a multigenerational commercial real estate development, investment, and property management firm, announces a lease expansion with an affiliate of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for 12,000 square feet of medical office space at the Mill Run Business Center located at 3641-3731 Ridge Mill Drive in Hilliard, Ohio. The lease expansion brings the 100,000-square-foot, two-building medical office complex to full occupancy. Atkins Companies recently negotiated a refinancing of the complex with Peapack Gladstone Bank.

Situated just outside of Columbus less than one mile from the Jack Nicklaus Freeway (Interstate 270), the Mill Run Business Center lies within 10 miles of six major hospitals and clinics, including the 971-bed Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the 92-bed Dublin Methodist Hospital and the 25-bed Doctors Hospital.

As an anchor tenant the lease expands Ohio State University Medical’s presence at the property to 62,500 square feet. The complex features OSU Medical affiliate groups including Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute’s (OSUCCC – James) Gynecologic Oncology outpatient center.

Boasting a team of over 23,000 employees, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare systems and has held a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list for 27 consecutive years. Their network of over 100 hospitals, community-based offices, and care centers allows the system to offer clinical care in virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty through a unified physician practice, representing more than 1,000 pre-eminent physicians who manage more than a million patient visits each year.

“With the continued consolidation and expansion of healthcare systems and large physician practices across the country, we have seen a corresponding increase in the demand for well-located, off-campus Class-A medical office space,” said Cory Atkins, Vice President and Director of Acquisitions at Atkins Companies. “Through our strategic investments in these highly sought-after medical office spaces, we consider ourselves a partner in many of the nation’s most reputable healthcare systems’ and physician practices’ ongoing growth. We are honored to work to provide these groups with the ideal facilities to enhance their delivery of care and expand their services into local communities.”

Atkins Companies currently has over 600,000 square feet of healthcare real estate under ownership across the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, and Ohio markets. Working with leading healthcare networks such as Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health, Hunterdon Health, Summit Medical Group, Prospect Crozer, Hartford Health, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, and Allegheny Health, Atkins continually adheres to the highest standards of tenant service and the ongoing creation of medical spaces designed around ever-evolving changing healthcare needs.

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About Atkins Companies

Atkins Companies is one of the Northeast’s premier, multigenerational commercial real estate developers, investors, and property managers. As a pioneer in the medical office space, Atkins Companies is a leading developer, investor, and property manager for regional healthcare systems and physician practices, providing state-of-the-art space solutions to meet the growing demand for well-located, Class-A medical office buildings. Driven by a deep focus on creating and maintaining strong relationships, their hands-on and solutions-oriented approach to development, investment, and management breeds successful projects while enhancing the businesses and communities that they serve. For more information about Atkins Companies, visit AtkinsCompanies.com or contact them in their West Orange office at 973-325-7900.


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