News Expands It’s Business

Development Associates is pleased to announce the expansion of at their 630 Silver Street location in the Agawam Industrial Park. has increased its office and production areas from 3,200 sf to 4,550 sf.

Todd Gordner, the founder of PrintNow states, “ offers the most flexible, on-line editing technology for customizing print products via the Internet. This technology, along with our pricing structures, allows any size business or organization access to this powerful Web-to-Print tool.” has been a tenant in the 30,000 sf, multi-tenant flex building at 630 Silver Street since 2013.





Construction Complete for Mercy Hospital Physicians’ Practice

IMG_4491A physicians’ group for Mercy Hospital, Inc. will be moving into their new office in the near future.  Construction was completed in April on the 3,470 sf medical office space at 200 Silver Street, Agawam, MA also known as Agawam Crossing.

The leased space includes:  8 state-of-the-art patient examination rooms, 4 private offices, an IT room, medical records section and a spacious reception area.

Development Associates of Agawam, MA negotiated the lease on behalf of O’Leary Vincunas No. Two, LLC and acted as Construction/Project Managers for the finish-to-suit project.

Agawam Crossing is home to several professional tenants including:  Baystate Rehabilitation, Mercy Hearing Center, Life Laboratories and others.

80,000 sf Class A Office Building Approved in Northampton, MA

If you are looking for a rare opportunity to locate your business in a new, Class A office building in Northampton, MA, this could be it.  Development Associates of Agawam, MA has been fully approved to construct an 80,000 sf, 4-story, Class A Office Building just off Interstate 91 at Exit 18.  Every office will have a customized floor plan ranging from 5,000 to 70,000 sf designed specifically for the tenant’s efficient use of space.  This 80,000 sf structure has a green, energy efficient design with abundant windows allowing for a great deal of natural light.  The property has ample on-site parking for medical and professional uses accommodating up to 500 vehicles.

If you want a rare opportunity to locate your business in a new, Class A office building in Northampton, MA, this could be it.  Development Associates of Agawam, MA has been fully approved to construct an 80,000 sf, 4-story, Class A Office Building just off Interstate 91 at Exit 18.  Every office will have a customized floor plan ranging from 5,000 to 70,000 sf designed specifically for the tenant’s efficient use of space.  This 80,000 sf structure has a green, energy efficient design with abundant windows allowing for a great deal of natural light.  The property has ample on-site parking for medical and professional uses accommodating up to 500 vehicles.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to have high visibility and a major presence on Interstate 91.  This proposed project follows closely behind two fully-leased, 3-story adjacent office buildings known as the Northampton/I-91 Professional Center, which has become a landmark regional professional office park.  This strategic location is just off Exit 18, allowing for convenient travel of employees and visitors from Springfield to Greenfield.

This building will be the third Class A Office Building to be built by Development Associates at the I-91, Exit 18 Interchange.  The first building, located at 8 Atwood Drive, is home to Clinical & Support Options, Inc., New England Dermatology, P.C. and Cooley Dickinson Physical Therapy.  The second building, located at 22 Atwood Drive, is home to medical offices from Cooley Dickinson Health Care Corporation, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

The professional office buildings from Phases I and 2 were constructed by R.P. Masiello, Inc. of Boylston, MA and are managed by Development Associates of Agawam, MA.  Development Associates also acted as Project/Construction Managers for the entire 75,000 sf of interior buildouts for all of its tenants.

The approved building is currently pre-leasing space ahead of the anticipated start.  If you are interested in moving your offices to this prime location, please call Ken Vincunas, Managing Partner of Development Associates at (413) 789-3720.

Mercy Medical Center Expands Operations at Agawam Crossing


Mercy Medical Center has recently signed a lease to house a general physicians practice at 200 Silver Street in Agawam, also known as Agawam Crossing.  Construction is currently underway for this ±3,500 sf practice and is expected to be completed in mid-April.  This practice is designed to accommodate 2-3 physicians and supporting staff.

This new practice will be the third operation that Mercy has at Agawam Crossing.  Life Laboratories, Mercy’s phlebotomy unit, opened in July, 2012 and Mercy Hearing, the region’s leading audiology practice, opened at Agawam Crossing in August, 2011.

Mercy Medical joins other complimentary practices including:  Dr. Sharon MacMillan of Associates in Women’s HealthCare, Baystate Rehabilitation and Dr. Michael Haynes, Podiatrist.

Development Associates of Agawam, MA represented the landlord in lease negotiations and is acting as Project Manager for the construction project.

Agawam Crossing has one unit still available to join these other thriving practices.  The remaining space offers 3,150 sf with plenty of windows and can be built-out to meet your specific requirements

For more information, contact Development Associates at (413) 789-3720

Development Associates Leases 125,000 sf Manufacturing Space to Cenveo, Inc.

Development Associates has leased 125,000 sf in Chicopee, MA to Cenveo, Inc . to house it’s New England operation.

Cenveo took occupancy on August 22, 2014 after extensive renovations, equipment and power upgrades to the facility at 318 Griffith Road in Chicopee; all of which were completed on an accelerated basis.  Cenveo’s facility includes over 8,000 sf of office area, over 60,000 sf of manufacturing, a parts distribution center and warehousing for raw products and finished goods.

Cenveo, Inc. is a leading global provider of print and related resources, offering world-class solutions in the areas of envelopesGriffith Picture for BW, custom labels, specialty packaging, commercial print, publisher solutions and business documents.  The Company provides a one-stop offering through services ranging from design and content management to fulfillment and distribution.  With approximately 8,400 employees worldwide, we pride ourselves on delivering quality solutions and service every day for our customers.  On October 8, 2014, Cenveo and Chief Executive Officer Robert G. Burton, Sr. issued the following statement regarding the opening of the new facility:  “The opening of these two flagship facilities represents another milestone in our integration efforts with National Envelope, as we have recently completed the move out of five operations into these two brand new locations and into Cenveo operations.  As we continue to ramp up our production capabilities on a daily basis, we feel confident that we can fully service all of our customers’ needs.  I would also like to recognize the efforts of our employees during this period of time, as they helped us complete the industry’s largest integration in an accelerated time period.  We want to thank our customers for their ongoing support during this transition, and invite them all to visit us at these two new flagship locations.”

The Leasing, Construction Services and Project Management was handled by Development Associates of Agawam, MA on behalf of the owners, Griffith Road Limited Partnership

DA Completes 15,000 sf Expansion in Palmer, MA

Development Associates has completed a 15,000 sf warehouse expansion to it’s existing 60,000 sf facility for Novacel, Inc. located at 21 Third Street in the Palmer Industrial Park.  This expansion was initiated by the tenant, Novacel, Inc., in order to meet their warehousing needs.

Development Associates worked closely with Novacel, Inc. to meet it’s requirements including design work, budgeting and time constraints.

This building expansion  has eliminated the need for Novacel, Inc. to store  materials off-site as well as minimizing their related transportation costs.

Novacel, Inc. is a brand of Chargeurs Protective Films and is recognized worldwide as the market leader in the design, manufacture and sales of self-adhesive surface protection film solutions.

Development Associates represented the landlord in the lease transaction and acted as Project Manager for the facility expansion.  DA provides real estate leasing and management solutions for nearly two million square feet of commercial and industrial tenants throughout the northeast.

Development Associates Delivers 40,495 sf Class A Medical Space to Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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Development Associates has recently completed the fitup of its newest building located at 22 Atwood Drive in Northampton, MA.  Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) has taken occupancy of three floors totaling 40,495 sf of Class A Medical Space to house several of its services including:  Women’s Health, Radiology, Urgent Care and Phlebotomy.  The operations are slated to open soon and provide patient-centered care for the region.

CDH is the region’s leading Health Care provider and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

22 Atwood Drive is the second medical office building that Development Associates has constructed in Northampton.  The first, 8 Atwood Drive, is the home to New England Dermatology & Laser Center and Clinical & Support Options, Inc., a behavioral health corporation serving clients throughout Western MA.  The building was recently completed by adding a 7,856 sf space that will house a state-of-the-art pediatric and adult physical therapy office for Cooley Dickinson.

Atwood Drive is conveniently located on Route 5, just off Exit 18 on Interstate 91.

Development Associates of Agawam, MA served as construction managers, leasing agent and general contractors for all of the interior renovations on behalf of the owner, Oxbow Professional Park, LLC.  They are also working as agent for the adjacent property which has been approved and permitted for a 4-story, 80,000 sf office building and a hotel to be started when sufficient pre-leasing is secured.

Temporary Franklin County Courthouse Opens

After nine months of construction, the temporary Franklin County Courthouse opened on time and on budget.  At 101 Munson Street in Greenfield, MA,  Development Associates of Agawam, MA leased the ± 57,000 sf space to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which required a wholesale conversion of the existing office space into specialized courthouse operations.  The lease with the Commonwealth of MA is for 5 years while the $60 million dollar renovation of the Main Street courthouse is completed.

101 Munson St., the former Phoenix office building, is located just off I-91.  It was built in the 1970’s and has since been modernized to fit the needs of the tenants.  The building is home to various tenants including the Department of Transitional Assistance, Department of Children and Families, Veteran’s Administration, Crocker Communications and others.

The new courthouse space is home to the Superior, District and Probate Courts.  It also houses the Registry of Probate, District Attorney’s Office, Law Library and Jury Pool and eight holding cells.  The new facility includes many improvements over the existing downtown courthouse for public safety including security at the front entrance, closed circuit video cameras and card-controlled access doors.

The property is owned by Greenfield Corporate Center LLC who purchased it from Phoenix Home Life in 2001.  Development Associates of Agawam, MA manages the property for the owners and was responsible for the multi-million dollar construction program.

Development Associates Leases 10,500 sf to Vivint Solar Inc.

Development Associates in Agawam, MA leased 10,500 sf to Vivint Solar Inc. of Provo, UT.  Vivint Solar is dedicated to designing, installing and maintaining affordable solar solutions.  It’s parent company, Vivint Inc. is one of the largest home automation companies in North America, operating from offices throughout the United States and Canada, serving more than 675,000 customers.

 The leased space is a part of a 72,000 sf multi-tenant project located at 150 Padgette St. in Chicopee, MA and built in 2010.  The project is also the home of AT&T, Salesmaster Flooring, Invacare, National Seating & Mobility and other tenants.

Development Associates in Agawam, MA is the management company for Padgette Street LLC and SMA Frank Real Estate LLC.  They have over 50 years experience in leasing, developing and managing commercial property and specialize in custom buildouts to meet their tenants’ needs.

Greenfield Corporate Center to be home for Temporary Courthouse

courthouse-entrance-1366639745The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has signed a 5-year lease with Greenfield Corporate Center LLC to move the courts and supporting services for Franklin County from its downtown Greenfield location while the existing courthouse building is renovated.  The temporary courthouse project at 101 Munson Street will include the court rooms for Family, Probate, District and Superior Courts.  In addition, the project will include the District Attorney’s office, Registry of Probate, Probation office and a law library.   The project will begin in May and is expected to be completed by year end.