NAI Mertz Assists Habitat for Humanity in Acquiring 25,690 Sq. Ft. Building in Mount Laurel, NJ
Habitat for Humanity Burlington County announced that it will be relocating its offices and ReStore showroom to Mount Laurel, NJ in Spring 2014 in a deal brokered by Lance Silver and Stuart Harting of NAI Mertz. The new facility, the 25,690 SF former Cort Furniture building, is located on Route 38 at the junction of Route 41 (Kings Highway), adjacent to Elite Acura. With its prominent location between the Cherry Hill and Moorestown Malls, Habitat for Humanity will benefit from higher visibility for its organization and its growing Restore retail operation.
The deal was a natural fit for Habitat due to both the location of the building and its ownership. The property is owned by Mitchell Davis of Davis Enterprises, Habitat’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year. The increased exposure the property yields made it an attractive venue for area non-profits. Silver and Harting were in talks with other organizations before Habitat emerged as the obvious tenant.
The Habitat team is appreciative that Davis will be providing them with their own affordable home much like they do for homeowners. As a firm supporter of the positive impact that Habitat has, Davis said “The stability of a home helps people thrive; it helps communities grow and the local economy flourish. Habitat for Humanity is a part of our community and my family and I believe it is important to support them as they grow into their new building. “
Since 1987 Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County has built 42 homes throughout Burlington County and the ReStore has helped to keep thousands of materials from landfills. Much like the position Habitat homeowners once found themselves in, the affiliate has outgrown its home in Cinnaminson. ReStore in particular is gaining traction as a shopping destination for those seeking new and gently used household items and building materials at steeply discounted prices.
“The ReStore has become the number one store for the general public to recycle furniture and building materials to as well as to shop at. The new building in a prime retail corridor will bring exposure and growth to the affiliate.” said Executive Director Lori Leonard.
NAI Mertz has a history of helping Habitat for Humanity Burlington County fulfill its real estate requirements. The firm previously represented Habitat in acquiring their current location in Cinnaminson.
“We’re happy to again assist Habitat for Humanity in accommodating their continued growth in Burlington County,” said Lance Silver, “The new location on Route 38 will give Habitat everyday visibility to a large segment of South Jersey’s population, keeping its important mission and its ReStore outlet top of mind with donors and consumers.”
In advance of their move, Habitat for Humanity Burlington County has set a goal to raise $2.5 million dollars. If you are interested in donating or contributing to Habitat’s move please contact Judy Sailer, Resource Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 856-303-8080 ext 214.