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Unitex Takes 188K SF at MA Facility for New Plant

Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services took the entire 188,653-square-foot building at 155 Shepard St. Lawrence, MA. The Elmsford, NY-based company will backfill the formerly owner-occupied Crown Cork & Seal manufacturing plant, following a more than $30-million building renovation.

Specific requirements Unitex considered in the plant location included a minimum 30-foot clear height, heavy water and power infrastructure, ample trailer storage, access to the desired employee base, and overall town support.

“In reviewing a variety of options for new plant development in New England, Lawrence became an obvious choice once we had an opportunity to meet with the Mayor and his Leadership team,” said Robert Potack, CEO of Unitex.

Colliers International’s Greg Klemmer, Tim Brodigan, Tim Allen and Daniel Driscoll represented the family-owned healthcare service provider. The landlord, Boston-based The Seyon Group, which recently acquired the building, was advised by JLL’s James Lipscomb, Michael Ciummei and Joe Fabiano.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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