November 2023

12B — November 2023 — New Jersey/Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal

P eople on the M ove

ForBuild expands into DC- Maryland-Virginia Market

Berwick Industrial Development Association's O’Brien Penn’s Northeast welcomes new Board Chairwoman

became a leader in healthcare design due to our ability to support construction manag- ers such as Lend Lease and CBRE Health with complex projects for multiple health systems in New York and New Jersey, including Mount Sinai, NYU Langone, Valley Hospi- tal, and New York Presbyte- rian,” said Rita Lemley , VP, Modular Interior Construction at ForBuild. ForBuild received the DIRTT Partner Best Healthcare Proj- ect Award in 2020 for its ex- cellence in providing leader- ship, innovation, and client satisfaction in an emergency department expansion for a prestigious NYC hospital dur- ing the height of the COVID pandemic. This experience ultimately led to ForBuild winning its largest project to date, Philadelphia’s new 14-story, state-of-the-art medi- cal facility, Jefferson Health’s Specialty Care Pavilion, The Honickman Center. Currently under construction, the Cen- ter features 85,000 s/f of full modular interior construction and build-out, including 350 exam rooms. Lemley notes that modular construction solutions offer nu- merous advantages to today’s building owners and construc- tion managers. As supply chain challenges, construction costs, and labor shortages continue to affect the construction in- dustry, ForBuild is better able to meet the needs of clients and construction managers by introducing a fully integrated solution that can be manufac- tured (or pre-fabricated) in a factory, transported to the site, and then assembled on loca- tion. And because this technol- ogy-driven approach allows a project to run simultaneously on-site and in-factory, it can be substantially faster than conventional construction. In addition to its head- quarters in Somerville, NJ, dancker already operates several Experience Centers and logistical facilities in the DMV market, including offices in Baltimore, MD, Beltsville, MD, Capitol Heights, MD, and Gaithersburg, MD. It also acquired an Integrated Tech- nology Contractor, Colum- bia, MD-based Design Build Engineering (DBE Systems), earlier this year. ForBuild’s expansion into the DMV market represents a continuation of dancker’s long tradition of providing unique solutions to forward- thinking clients seeking custom results. MAREJ

SOMERVILLE, NJ — For- Build – integrated interior solutions firm dancker’s con- struction services division, providing specialized interior modular construction solu- tions that empower innovation for clients in the healthcare, education, and corporate envi- ronments – is expanding into the DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) market. To date, ForBuild’s opera- tions have been focused ex- clusively on serving the New Jersey and NYC markets. “ForBuild’s rapid growth over the past five years, during which it became a $20 million business unit within dancker, prompted the decision to ex- pand into the DMV,” said dancker CEO Steven Lang . “Our goal is to continue to grow ForBuild as a profitable and differentiated solution that we provide to our clients.” The continued growth of dancker Construction Part- ner DIRTT – a U.S.- and Canadian-based manufac- turer that combines 3D tech- nology, configuration, and manufacturing software to deliver prefabricated interior construction solutions that are customizable, adaptable, and sustainable – also led to strategic changes which opened the door for ForBuild’s expansion into the DMV. According to dancker pres- ident Kevin Klier , “dancker became a DIRTT Con- struction Partner to offer a manufactured construction option that is faster, cleaner, and more sustainable than conventional construction.” dancker initially partnered with DIRTT in 2014. After becoming the exclusive DIRTT Construction Partner in New Jersey in 2017 and then for- mally creating the ForBuild brand to focus on delivering prefabricated modular con- struction solutions, dancker expanded its reach into New York in 2019. “We’re thrilled to see another DIRTT Construction Partner continue strategically growing their presence, demonstrating their expertise in the design and construction industry. We know it’s no small feat to ex- pand in this industry and this growth is a clear reflection of ForBuild’s passion for bringing DIRTT construction solutions to a broader customer base,” states Jacob Sinclair , DIRTT Director Channel Success. While ForBuild got its start with dancker’s recognition that clients needed greater flexibility in their spaces, “we


business-friendly environment, Penn’s Northeast is prepared to continue to attract new busi- nesses and stimulate new in- vestments, to drive job creation in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Together with the Board of Directors, I look forward to guiding Penn’s Northeast to- ward even greater success and prosperity." added O'Brien. "We are thrilled to wel- come Kelly O'Brien as our new Board Chairwoman. Her leadership, combined with her experience as the execu- tive director of the Berwick Industrial Development As- sociation, will undoubtedly be instrumental in advancing Penn’s Northeast's mission. With Kelly at the helm, we are well-positioned to continue attracting businesses to the region. We look forward to working closely with Kelly and the entire board to achieve our goals." said John L. Au- gustine III , president/CEO of Penn’s Northeast. Penn’s Northeast serves as a vital resource for site selection

consultants, real estate brokers, developers, and businesses seeking to expand or establish their presence in Northeastern PA. By facilitating strategic partnerships and fostering a business-friendly environment, Penn’s Northeast aims to at- tract high-quality employers, foster new investments, and drive job creation in the region. Penn’s Northeast’s Board of Directors bring a wealth of ex- perience and expertise to their respective roles, and their leadership contributes to the continued success of Penn’s Northeast in its mission to attract quality employers to the region. Penn’s Northeast is a collab- orative public/private partner- ship dedicated to promoting and advancing Northeastern PA's economic potential. By at- tracting new businesses, sup- porting existing enterprises, and encouraging investment, Penn’s Northeast actively contributes to the sustainable growth and prosperity of the region. MAREJ

ITTSTON, PA — Penn’s Northeast , the regional economic

development agency for Northeast- ern Penn- sylvania, announced its newly appointed Board Chair- woman, Kel- ly O'Brien ,

Kelly O'Brien

the executive director of the Berwick Industrial Devel- opment Association . O'Brien will lead the board for a 2-year term and will play a pivotal role in driving economic growth and development in the organization’s 8-county region comprised of Carbon, Colum- bia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, and Wayne counties. "I am deeply honored to serve as the Board Chair- woman of Penn’s Northeast.” said O’Brien. “With a strong commitment to collaboration, strategic partnerships, and a

Magnico Expands Construction Management Capabilities

The announcement comes as the suburban redevelopment sector across the northeast

critical role in multiple redevel- opment projects, including the 240-acre Cedar Bridge office, hotel and retail development in Lakewood. The company has built a reputation for facilitat- ing research and planning use rights, and design and imple- mentation of engineering plans. “We were ready to expand as a company and the opportunity to work with Newlines and Al- pine Air presented itself,” said Braude, who was named among the “40 Under 40” in 2019 by Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal . “Magnico’s philoso- phy is centered on delivering unparalleled service, built on technology, service, clarity and communication. Alongside this commitment, Magnico, New- lines and Alpine Air prioritize delivering top-tier work.” “I’ve long believed that a project’s success hinges on its pre-construction phase,” said Braude. “The more services we can manage from the outset, the greater the likelihood of achieving cost-effectiveness across multiple aspects of the project, from execution to finances. Our union with Newlines and our affiliated MEP companies gives Magnico an edge in the competitive construction management process.” MAREJ

LAKEWOOD, NJ — Mag- nico has expanded construc- tion management services

continues to strengthen. Among the state’s big- gest projects, Netflix is building an $848 million production facility on the former US.

as part of its new alliance with New- lines En- gineering & Survey and Alpine Air’s heat- ing, cooling and plumb- ing experts.

Moshe Braude

Josh Schmuckler

Army post at Fort Monmouth. Lakewood itself is ranked among the fastest growing townships in New Jersey and its central location will provide Magnico convenient access to worksites across the state. With offices in Florida and Con- necticut, the alliance has the geographic range and technical capabilities to pursue larger and more complex redevelop- ment projects. The firm serves the entire East Coast with a current focus on NJ, CT, PA and MD. Magnico recently com- pleted 100,000 s/f of design + build healthcare projects and is currently managing construction at 3115 Fair- field Avenue in Bridgeport, CT, a ground-up, 44-unit multifamily development. Newlines Co. has played a

The Lakewood-based alliance is operating under the Magnico brand with Magnico founder Moshe Braude serving as COO managing day-to-day op- erations, and Josh Schmuck- ler , COO of Newlines, serving as CEO of Magnico. The alliance enables Magnico to perform a full scope of engi- neering and pre-development services, including mechani- cal, electrical, plumbing and HVAC — delivered seamlessly by one firm to clients when they need it. Magnico’s services include construction management, design + build, disaster recov- ery and mitigation, general contracting and owners’ repre- sentation services in multiple sectors, including govern- ment, healthcare, industrial, institutional, office and retail.

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