Ten Acres Medical Center, LLC, a consortium of Maryland physicians, selected MacKenzie Management Company, LLC to provide property management services for The Medical Pavilion at Howard County in Columbia, Md.
Located on Charter Drive, on the campus of Howard County General Hospital, the 170,000 square foot, state-of-the-art medical facility is home to over 400 employees and 20 tenants including the Claudia Mayer Cancer Research Center, The Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, Johns Hopkins Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Pharmacy and 14 medical/surgical/dental practices that include medical and radiation oncology, cardiology, OB/GYN, and orthopedics, among others.
Under the partnership, MacKenzie Management will be responsible for the overall maintenance, operations, tenant relations, and financial and operational reporting for the facility, and will provide strategic planning and advisory for the long-term enhancement of the Pavilion. MacKenzie’s team includes an on-site facility manager and building engineer, a LEED certified senior property manager, and an executive advisory council.
“We were pleased to be selected by Ten Acres for this project,” said Gary T. Gill, President and CEO of the MacKenzie Companies, LLC. “Responsive third-party management, unmatched customer service, LEED certified property managers, and the diverse qualifications of our team have earned us a reputation for visionary business solutions and lasting relationships with our clients. We look forward to putting these strengths to work for The Medical Pavilion at Howard County.”
The project, which was developed and leased by the MacKenzie Companies, opened in July and is the culmination of a four-year relationship with Ten Acres Medical Center, LLC.
“Ten Acres approached our Team regarding the feasibility of the medical office building in 2005,” said Robert J. Aumiller, Executive Vice President of the MacKenzie Companies.
When preliminary discussions made clear an on-site facility would best suit the needs of the physicians, MacKenzie structured a partnership between the hospital and the venture and thereafter obtained financing for the project.
“Under the arrangement, the hospital receives income from the previously unused land which it contributed to the venture and at the same time fosters meaningful relationships with physician groups who sought an equity interest in the class A office space. It is truly a win-win partnership,” Aumiller said.
“The Medical Pavilion at Howard County exemplifies MacKenzie’s ability to create unique, client-centered development strategies,” said Aumiller. “Our multi-disciplined background and collaborative, entrepreneurial approach, allow our team to identify creative equity opportunities that meet short and long-term objectives, and add value to investments.”