Robert P. Weisz, president and CEO of RPW Group, recently announced the purchase of 100 Manhattanville Road, adding to the company’s portfolio of major properties in Westchester.
The 290,631-square-foot, four-story Class A office building is located on 23.75 acres. It was originally built as Nestle’s corporate headquarters in 1986 and was later converted for multitenant use. RPW Group is the owner, developer and manager of seven other major Westchester properties and 275 Madison Ave. in New York City.
Weisz said that the property was one of Westchester County’s premier office complexes and that it had many positives for companies looking to lease including a cafeteria, fitness center, landscaping and covered parking. Weisz expressed optimism for the future of commercial and residential real estate in Westchester and pointed to changes along the Westchester Avenue corridor.
“With the addition of Lifetime Fitness, with the addition of Wegman’s, with the addition of all the hospitals, what used to be a sea of office space is now giving people the opportunity to live and work and have a complete lifestyle. The icing on the cake is the amount of residential that’s being built. That’s a tremendous change in the Westchester environment because companies had difficulty finding employees and now the talent is going to live in Westchester and that is going to definitely help to continue the strong regional market,” Weisz told the Westchester Business Journal.
Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council, agreed saying, “The evolution of the I-287 corridor is adding vitality and making Westchester a more well-rounded and attractive location for businesses to locate. I would like to congratulate Robert for his continued vision and leadership for the benefit of all of Westchester County.”