First Student, Leading School Bus Company, Renews Lease for 31,000 Square Feet at 316 Courtland Avenue, Stamford

316 Courtland Avenue Stamford

STAMFORD, CT (November 2023) — Simone Development Companies has announced that First Student, North America’s leading school bus transportation company, has renewed a lease for 31,000 square feet of space at 316 Courtland Avenue, a 115,453-square-foot property in Stamford featuring warehouse/R&D and office space.

Both ownership and First Student were represented in-house.

“316 Courtland Avenue is the ideal facility for First Student, providing modern flexible space in a convenient location that is less than a mile from I-95 and the Glenbrook Metro-North train station,” said Josh Gopan, Vice President of Leasing for Simone Development Companies.

As a leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student delivers reliable, quality services, including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, fleet electrification, route optimization, and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services with a fleet of more than 44,000 vehicles.

316 Courtland Avenue property features include 1.1-acres of outdoor storage space, clear span warehouse space with ceiling heights from 12 to 17 feet, an elevator to the second floor of the office space, 9 drive-in bays, abundant parking with 243 total spaces and ample power. Other tenants in the building include Beacon Sale Acquisition, Advanced Therapy Performance, Amphenol Corp., and Empowered Aerial Fitness.

About Simone Development Companies
Simone Development Companies is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in the acquisition and development of healthcare, mixed-use, office, industrial, retail and residential properties. Headquartered at the Hutchinson Metro Center, it boasts a portfolio of over 7 million square feet throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, Orange and Fairfield Counties and New Jersey. With expertise spanning acquisition, development, construction, finance, asset management, accounting, leasing and property management, Simone Development Companies is set apart by its vertically integrated management team, long-term asset ownership and its pursuit of visionary development.

2023-12-21T15:12:40-05:00November 29, 2023|

Simone Development Announces Fleet Pump & Service Group Signs Lease Renewal for Entire 31,255-Square-Foot Building at 455 Knollwood Road in White Plains

455 Knollwood Road, White Plains

455 Knollwood Road, White Plains

WHITE PLAINS, NY (October 2023) — Simone Development Companies has announced that Fleet Pump & Service Group Inc. has renewed a long-term lease for the entire 31,255-square-foot industrial building at 455 Knollwood Road in White Plains.

Josh Gopan, Vice President of Leasing, and Sean Heneghan, Assistant General Counsel, represented Simone Development in the lease transaction.

“Fleet Pump & Service Group is a long-time tenant of this building. We are very pleased to have them renew another long-term lease. This building is conveniently located minutes from the I-297 corridor and downtown White Plains,” Gopan said.

Founded in 1974, Fleet Pump & Service Group’s line of business includes providing plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and similar work. Rick Rakow of Rakow Commercial Realty Group represented Fleet Pump & Service Group in the lease negotiation.

2023-12-21T15:11:41-05:00October 30, 2023|

Simone Development Signs Fastenal Company To Long-term Lease at 1448 Ferris Place in the Bronx, NY

BRONX, NY (July 25, 2023)Simone Development Companies announced that the largest fastener distributor in North America, Fastenal Company, has signed a 7,100-square-foot, long-term warehouse lease at 1448 Ferris Place in the Bronx, NY.

Josh Gopan, Vice President of Leasing at Simone Development, along with Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Leasing at Simone Development, and in-house counsel Patrick Doyle, represented ownership, while Fastenal Company was repped by Mathew Diana of DY Realty.

“We are thrilled to welcome Fastenal Company to 1448 Ferris Place, an ideally located warehouse space in the Westchester Square neighborhood of the Bronx,” said Mr. Gopan. “As the property’s exclusive tenant, Fastenal will benefit from its exceptional features and convenient access to multiple transporation options.”

The street-level property spans 7,100 square feet and underwent renovations in 2015. 1448 Ferris Place enjoys close proximity to the #6 train and the Hutchinson River Parkway, offering direct access to the city and the tri-state area.

2023-10-09T14:51:35-04:00July 26, 2023|

Simone Development Maintenance Tech Jose Aguilar Wins BOMA Westchester 2023 Unsung Heroes Award

YONKERS, NY (July 12, 2023) – Simone Development Companies is proud to announce that Jose Aguilar, a maintenance technician at the firm’s Boyce Thompson Center mixed-use medical and retail development in Yonkers, NY, has been awarded the BOMA Westchester “Unsung Hero” award for his dedication and service to tenants and visitors.

BOMA Westchester Unsung Hero Award Photo by Susi DugawPictured L to R are BOMA Westchester President Scott Tangredi, Director of Construction at Reckson, award winner Jose Aguilar and Giovanni Puerta, Commercial Property Manager at Simone Development.

“Jose consistently goes above and beyond to ensure the satisfaction of our tenants and seamless operation of our Boyce Thompson Center,” said Joe Simone, president of Simone Development. “Jose’s positive attitude, exceptional teamwork, and his willingness to take on any challenge have made him an invaluable member of our team.”

The award was presented recently during BOMA Westchester’s 31st Annual Hall of Honors Awards dinner in Tarrytown, NY. In accepting the award, Mr. Aguilar recalled a chance meeting with the late Joseph Kelleher, a long-term Simone Development senior executive who was playing a guitar gig at a restaurant where he was working. The pair immediately hit it off and Joe offered Jose a maintenance position at the then newly opened Boyce Thompson Center. When Jose questioned his qualifications for the position, Kelleher replied “Can you screw in a light bulb? If so, we can teach you the rest.”

“What I like most about my job is helping people, both with the tenant’s needs and their customers,” Mr. Aguilar said, recalling his ongoing relationship with an elderly woman who visits a medical tenant and is afraid to ride elevators alone. Jose made it a point to learn her schedule and now always meets her during appointment days to ride the elevator with her.

“Jose is a testament to our company’s ongoing devotion to the businesses who call our properties home and the people they in turn serve,” said Mr. Simone. “We are extremely proud of him, his dedication and all the service and maintenance professionals that make Simone Development stand out in the world of commercial real estate.”

BOMA Westchester is the county’s leading professional organization dedicated to meeting the needs of building owners, property managers and allied professionals and tradespeople. BOMA Westchester is an affiliate of BOMA International — the oldest and largest association of the office building industry, with over 100 federated associations in the United States and around the world. The 17,000-plus members of BOMA International own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial properties in North America and abroad.

2023-07-12T14:23:51-04:00July 12, 2023|

Simone Development Signs Lease with Kamco Supply Corp. for More Than 57,544 SF at 1200 Zerega Ave. in Bronx, New York

Kamco lease, Bronx, NYBRONX, NY (June 26, 2023) – Simone Development Companies has announced that building materials distributor Kamco Supply Corp. has signed a long-term lease for 57,544 square feet of warehouse space and 55,224 SF of land at 1200 Zerega Ave. in the Bronx for the storage and distribution of building materials.

The property is now 60% leased, with 25,895 square feet of remaining available warehouse space and 12,895 SF of available office space, plus land for additional storage or parking. The property features six drive-in doors, four loading docks, 16.5’ ceiling heights, outdoor storage, ample parking, and a unique signage opportunity.

“Modern and spacious warehouse space is in high demand in the New York metro area, and 1200 Zerega Ave. is extremely attractive to users like Kamco due to the rare combination of warehouse space and available land that is centrally located with immediate access to major highways,” said Josh Gopan, Vice President of Leasing at Simone Development, who represented ownership in the lease negotiations, along with in-house counsel Patrick Doyle. Kamco Supply Corp. was repped by Mat Diana of DY Realty.

The nearly 100,000-square-foot prime warehouse and office property is close to the #6 subway line, multiple bus routes, the Hutchinson River Parkway, as well as the Bruckner and Cross Bronx expressways.

Kamco Supply Corp. is one of the largest and oldest privately owned commercial and residential building materials suppliers in the New York metro area, with multiple locations in New York and New Jersey. Their new location’s main customer entrance is located on the Gleason Ave. side of the property. Simone Development is marketing the remaining warehouse and office areas for lease in the highly sought after Zerega Industrial Park.

2023-06-26T15:52:02-04:00June 26, 2023|
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