Veterinary Neurologist Acquires Brewster Commercial Space

Real Estate In-Depth | December 2016

4 Hardscrabble Heights in Brewster.

BREWSTER—Steven Salomone of Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group reported the brokerage firm recently closed on a commercial real estate sales transaction here valued at $2.49 million.

A veterinary neurologist and primary care specialist plans to repurpose an existing 29,000-square-foot former software distribution center and warehouse at 4 Hardscrabble Heights as a new specialty care center for veterinary medicine. The high-end veterinary medical facility will house 16 veterinary specialists including cardio, pulmonary, oncology and orthopedic, all of whom will supply both on-site and ambulatory services to the entire region. This will be the first specialist facility of its kind in the area, Salomone stated.

“This is a great example of what can be achieved with a creative approach to underutilized real estate around our region,” said Salomone, director of real estate investments at Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group. “This is exactly how we can jump start the local economy. The adaptive reuse of older buildings into newer and varied uses that meet current need is a formula for economic success.”

The repurposing of the warehouse, or flex building, will bring an estimated 50 new full time jobs into the community and existing utilities will be upgraded. The veterinary medical facility will open in the first quarter of 2017.