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OPEN Impact Real Estate arranged the sale of Rising Ground’s campus in Yonkers and the Bronx to a real estate development company for $52.6 million

Rising Ground Sells Campus in Yonkers and the Bronx

OPEN Impact Real Estate LLC brokered the sale of Rising Ground’s 28-acre Leake & Watts campus in Yonkers and the Bronx to National Resources, a real estate development company, for $52.6 million. Lindsay Ornstein and Stephen Powers, founders of OPEN, with managing director Arthur Skelskie and VP Alexander Smith, represented Rising Ground, which will retain a three-acre parcel of the property for various programs.  

The Leake & Watts campus overlooks the Hudson River and features a landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Located within a 30-minute train ride of Midtown Manhattan, the property includes 25 buildings, with 265,000 square feet of space and recreational facilities. 

“Approaching the sale wholistically, we strategically structured the transaction to provide the financial and timing certainty necessary to implement the relocation of Rising Ground’s programs in a seamless manner while reducing risk to the nonprofit, said Powers. 

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