22 Audrey Place in Fairfield — Courtesy: Charity Realty International
By Joshua Burd
A service contractor is moving its operations to a new 22,000-square-foot building in Fairfield, following a deal arranged by Charity Realty International.
Groome Industrial Service Group Inc. and its subsidiary, Groome Door & Mechanical Systems, are moving their headquarters, warehousing and training facilities to the freestanding facility at 22 Audrey Place, Charity Realty said in a recent news release. James Constanzo, president of the brokerage firm, represented Groome in the lease with Saddleback Real Estate Investors.
“It checked all the boxes: a professionally managed, first-class facility with easy highway access and both drive-in and tailboard loading, 22-foot clear ceilings, on an oversized lot, with enough HVAC and finished space to accommodate the client’s needs, in an employee-centric location,” Costanzo said.
Josh Hankes, president of Groome Industrial Service Group, said the firm has “grown at such a pace over the last 10 years that our existing spaces in Waldwick simply could not hold us any longer.”
“Our new home gives us everything we need, including room for future growth,” Hankes said. “Both Jim and Carmine were a pleasure to work with putting this deal together and I look forward to long-standing relationships with both in coming years.”
Saddleback has owned the property since acquiring it in early 2017.
“We are pleased to welcome Groome into our family of tenants,” said Salvatore Frassetto, an owner of Saddleback. “The Fairfield industrial market is very strong and remains a tremendous location for growing companies like Groome to work and thrive.”
As a result of the transaction, Charity Realty International presented a $6,000 grant divided between Habitat for Humanity in Paterson, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey in Boonton, Cornerstone Family Programs in Morristown and Homes for Our Troops, a veteran’s charity that provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to our most severely wounded post-9/11 heroes.