ELIZABETH, NJ (August 6, 2015) — CBRE arranged the sale of the former site of the Elizabeth General Hospital in Elizabeth, NJ. The 350,000-square-foot former hospital spans a five-acre block and includes a parking structure with more than 500 spaces. The buyer, whose identity was not disclosed, plans to redevelop the property into a multifamily and retail complex.
The vacant hospital had been on the market for about 10 years, after Trinitas Health relocated the hospital to a new facility. Though it was a complex transaction due to environmental concerns – which were heavily investigated prior to closing – CBRE was able to close the sale in 90 days from start to finish.
“The CBRE Tri-State Investment Properties team is one of the most active team of brokers in multifamily in the northern and central New Jersey markets, as well as in the overall Tri-State area, with this being our third sale of a vacant former hospital facility with plans for multifamily redevelopment,” says Klapper. “We are excited to have had the chance to collaborate with our colleague Gil Medina, who was instrumental in dealing with the various municipalities on a local and state level in order to bring this deal to fruition.”
Medina served as secretary of commerce in the administration of New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman.
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