News Release: Atkins Companies Inks Five Leases at West Orange (N.J.) Medical Office Building

For Immediate Release

West Orange, N.J. (April 27, 2021) – Atkins Companies, a leading multigenerational commercial real estate development, investment, and property management firm, announces a new lease and four lease renewals at Atkins-Kent 101 located at 101 Short Hills Road in West Orange, N.J. The deals include a 3,300-square-foot renewal with a pediatric practice, a renewal for 4,500 square feet with an oral surgery group, and a new lease and two renewals with RWJBarnabas Health and its affiliates. These include 5,100 square feet of space for a gastroenterology practice, 1,500 square feet for a vascular surgery practice, and 3,500 square feet for admin space, further bolstering the company’s long-time relationship with the rapidly growing health system.

Located directly across the street from Saint Barnabas Medical Center and adjacent to RWJBarnabas Health’s corporate offices in West Orange, the 120,000-square-foot, Class-A Atkins-Kent medical office building is one of the area’s premier healthcare facilities serving the needs of private practitioners as well as large regional healthcare systems. Constructed to meet the demand for modern medical office space in northern New Jersey, the building boasts three stretcher-accessible elevators, ample patient parking with an abundance of handicapped spaces, automatic doors, canopied entries for patient drop off, and a modern design featuring a two-story lobby and granite flooring.

Capitalizing on the building’s ideal location and high level of adaptability, RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, and its affiliated practices currently lease over 56,000 square feet at Atkins Kent. With a relationship extending back over 30 years, Atkins Companies’ wide range of flexible medical office spaces across the region have continually met the needs of RWJBarnabas Health’s deep and growing roster of specialists and support staff. As the network continues its significant growth, Atkins Companies will remain an important partner in the system’s delivery of care throughout northern and central New Jersey.

In addition to their work with RWJBarnabas Health, Atkins Companies’ medical office expertise and local market knowledge has also allowed them to forge strong relationships with other leading healthcare systems and growing private practices and physician groups throughout their areas of operation including Atlantic Health, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Axia Women’s Health, Mid Atlantic Retina, Allegheny Health System, Jefferson Health, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Advocare Doctors, RadNet, and The Heart House.

“As the healthcare landscape continues to change dramatically, we remain focused on working with leading healthcare networks and providers across the nation to creating the modern, adaptable spaces they require to deliver care into our local communities,” said Chick Atkins, Managing Partner at Atkins Companies. “Built upon this spirit, our long-time relationship with RWJBarnabas

Health is emblematic of the success of this approach. Through our close relationship and ongoing transactions with their network, we continue to be a strategic partner in their ongoing growth as they enhance their service offerings throughout northern and central New Jersey.”

For more information and leasing opportunities at Atkins-Kent 101, contact Chick Atkins at or 973-325-7900.

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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 across all asset classes while enhancing the businesses and communities that they serve. For more information about Atkins Companies, visit or contact them in their West Orange office at 973-325-7900.


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