Two Bronx-based organizations, Montefiore Medical Center and Simone Development were recognized this month by the Building Owners and Managers Association in Westchester, an association which is celebrating 30 years.
They were given the tribute for their support and encouragement to the economic growth in Westchester County, said the association at its annual gala at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown on May 8.
(Shown here following the award ceremony, left to right, Patricia Simone, vice president, leasing and operations for Simone Development; Ian Ceppos, president of BOMA; David J. Friedman, director of real estate for Montefiore Medical Center. Photo by Susi Degaw/ courtesy of BOMA).
Montefiore Medical Center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine are nationally-recognized healthcare and clinical facilities. Montefiore consists of six hospitals, an extended care facility, nursing school and specialty care services. In Westchester, Montefiore recently acquired the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle and purchased a 300,000-square-foot facility from Kraft Foods in Tarrytown to be used for administration and back office operations. Montefiore also recently announced an affiliation with the White Plains Hospital Center.
Simone Development is a 50-year-old development company that handles site development, financing, construction and property management. Its Heathcare Development Group has worked with healthcare providers to create ambulatory medical facilities in the region. It is currently working with Fareri Associates to construct an 85,000-square-foot building at 3030 Westchester Ave. in the Harrison Executive Medical Park that will be leased by WESTMED Medical Group based in Purchase. And Simone worked with Montefiore on a new ambulatory surgical building, the Hutchinson Metro Center in the Bronx that is soon to open.
Other award winners:
Tenant Fit Out to Xylem Inc. at Reckson Executive Park, Rye Brook.
Creative Real Estate Deal of the Year to Scarsdale Medical Group at the Saxon Woods Corporate Center in Harrison
Signature Building Team of the Year to Robert P. Weisz, Lorraine DeMaria, Nik Ilic, Dan Hannon, Itamar Simoes, Glen Walsh, Larry Ruggieri of RPW Group for renovations at 1133 Westchester Ave., in White Plains.