Avison Young’s New Jersey project management team oversaw construction of a new 45,735-square-foot medical office building in Glen Ridge and Montclair, working on behalf of One Bay Urban Renewal LLC. — Photo by Aaron Houston/Courtesy: The Hampshire Cos.
By Joshua Burd
Avison Young is touting the completion of a new medical office building in Essex County, following a recent unveiling by a development team and health care leaders.
The real estate services firm’s project management group worked on behalf of One Bay Urban Renewal LLC, an affiliate of The Hampshire Cos., to oversee construction of the 45,735-square-foot facility at 311 Bay Ave. in Glen Ridge. Developed in partnership with Circle Squared Alternative Investments, the project has provided space for the expansion of services at the adjacent Mountainside Medical Center, while redeveloping the former site of the hospital’s nursing school.
Avison Young’s Gabe Sasso, principal and vice president of construction management, led the project team alongside Senior Project Manager Andy Smith and Director Tony Bienert. The project included demolition of the existing buildings on the site, the firm said, noting that it was also honored by the Urban Land Institute’s Northern New Jersey chapter as a recipient of the 2019 Excellence Award in the health care and medical category
“Avison Young is pleased to have managed the completion of this project on behalf of The Hampshire Companies, which brings a state-of-the-art medical facility to area residents and a brand new Class A building for local doctors and physicians,” Sasso said. “It was equally gratifying for Avison Young that this unique development was selected as an Excellence Awards winner by ULI Northern New Jersey. Our team has a vast amount of experience overseeing this type of construction and the extensive work we administered for this medical office building is another demonstration of our unmatched construction management expertise.”
Other members of the design team included NK Architects of Morristown and Newmark Knight Frank, which served as the owner’s representative, according to a news release. Avison Young is now building out the tenant spaces within the complex as they’re leased.