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“Children of America” Facility Coming to Class A Campus in Cherry Hill, N.J. 

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (June 4, 2024) Commerce Center, in Cherry Hill, N.J., is expanding its Class A office campus by 15,200 square feet with the construction of two, fully approved pad sites, announced the property’s asset manager, Diversified Management Plus (DMP). The award-winning childcare provider Children of America has signed a 10,000-square-foot, long-term lease for one of the new buildings. 

Established more than 25 years ago, Children of America offers quality educational and enrichment programming for infants from six weeks old through school-age children up to 12 years old. The organization has facilities in 17 states. Groundbreaking is expected in the 4th quarter of 2024, and an early 2025 opening planned for the childcare center – which will front Chapel Avenue West. WRJ 4 Sale Realty served as the tenant broker.  

“Commerce Center is expanding to provide valuable amenities to its tenants and the surrounding communities,” said DMP’s Bill Klein, vice president of operations. “In Children of America, a trusted provider of childcare, the region’s families will benefit by having a convenient location at Commerce Center, which is on the ‘Golden Mile’ for retail between Towne Place and the Cherry Hill Mall. New construction at an office park is a rarity in today’s environment and clearly speaks to the ideal access and quality of this Class A campus.” 

Second Commerce Center Pad Site to Be Developed 
In addition to the Children of America building, Commerce Center has an additional freestanding retail pad available that can accommodate a 5,200-square-foot building. This retail pad – ideal for medical or retail uses – will front Haddonfield Road. Groundbreaking date for this second Commerce Center pad site is to be determined. Vissi Architectural + Design serves as the architect for both of the planned buildings. 

Located at 1800, 1810, and 1820 Chapel Avenue West, the three-building, 153,000-square-foot Commerce Center is well situated just off Route 38 at the intersection of Chapel Avenue West and Haddonfield Road. It is less than 10 miles east of Philadelphia. On site, tenants have complimentary access to a full-scale fitness center, shared conference space and ample parking. Two large-scale retail centers within one mile of the campus offer convenience to abundant shopping and dining options. 

Campus Upgrades, Tenant Expansion Reflect Momentum 
Long-time tenant Kremer Eye Center recently relocated and expanded its footprint at the Class A campus and committed to another long-term lease. A leading regional provider of innovative vision care services and surgical solutions, Kremer Eye Center moved from 1800 Chapel Avenue West into a newly built-out, state-of-the-art facility at the adjacent 1820 Chapel Avenue West. The campus also serves as home to Cranial Technologies, Lincoln Financial and a diverse mix of businesses and service providers. 

At Commerce Center, recent campus-wide upgrades include new roofs with solar panels on all three buildings. Highlights also include a picturesque courtyard; its renovation this year will incorporate expanded seating and tables. Additional planned improvements include new monument signage on Haddonfield Road, providing enhanced tenant name exposure on that high-traffic thoroughfare.   

“The positive momentum at Commerce Center is palpable,” said Michael Rosenbaum, general manager of DMP. “Along with the range of ongoing upgrades, the addition of an on-site childcare center – a sought-after amenity – will further amplify the complex’s desirability for Class A tenants.”  

Leasing opportunities at Commerce Center begin at 1,500 square feet through 46,000 square feet, with highlights including several suites available for immediate occupancy, in addition to the new pad site. For leases signed prior to Sept. 1, 2024, a special rate of $20 per square foot will apply. For leasing information, contact Jones Lang LaSalle’s Rick Widerman at (215) 880-3266 and Rick.Widerman@JLL.com, or Dan Close at (609) 705-3134 and Dan.Close@JLL.com. More information can be found at CommerceCenterNJ.com. 

About Diversified Management Plus 
Lakewood, N.J.- based Diversified Management Plus is a full-service property management company, serving clients throughout the Northeast. DMP specializes in property and asset management for commercial properties, including office buildings, shopping centers, multi-family units, and warehouse space. 

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Photo Caption (rendering): Childcare provider Children of America signed a 10,000-square-foot, long-term lease for one of two new buildings at Cherry Hill, N.J.’s Commerce Center Class A office complex. 

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