148 Industrial Park Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
Plymouth Pediatrics had been in its current office for over 50 years. The office was not fully ADA-compliant and needed significant upgrades, and the practice was running out of space. Their goal was to find a new office either for lease or for purchase so they could expand their business and re-brand their practice. They were renting from the practice’s founder and were up against an expiring lease, so the timing was essential.
We toured multiple times with various members of the practice. We saw spaces for lease, buildings for sale, and options to buy land and build a building. Plymouth Pediatrics narrowed its search down to two options. One was an existing stand-alone retail building for sale that would require much work. The other was a parcel of land where they could buy and build a building precisely to their specifications. We looked at the financial comparisons, leveraging input from their CPA, architect, and contractor. The partners of Plymouth Pediatrics blocked off time weekly to meet as a team, make decisions and move the process along.
Plymouth Pediatrics purchased land and built a 12,000 SF state-of-the-art building that fit their practice’s exact specifications. The process from initial consultation to closing on the land took over a year and a half. The land was leveled and permitted for a 24,000 SF building, so construction took considerably less time than if they were to buy raw land that needed to be cleared and graded.
Larry Goetschius, Executive Director
My name is Larry Goetschius, and I am the Executive Director of Plymouth Pediatric Associates (PPA) in
Plymouth, Massachusetts. I am writing today talk about the help support and expertise provided by Stefan
Zelich during our quest to find a suitable location for PPA’s new standalone building.
Stefan spent several hours talking with the management team and the physician leaders on the type of
location we were looking for including professional image and shopping that would be close by for parents
with a busy schedule looking to combine trips. Stefan did his homework on what properties and land were
available in the Plymouth and we proceeded to visit properties and sites. Stefan was able to walk us through
each site and how it meet our stated goals and help us prioritize our most important features.
After about 8 months of looking, we found land that was in a professional park and close to shopping.
Stefan, along with our bank, guided us through the purchase process. At one point in the process the
landowner brought up an expense he expected us to pay, and Stefan brought out the agreement stating that
the expense was cover in the agreed upon price.
At all times during our search, purchase and sale Stefan was open to hearing our ideas, thoughts and
concerns. He was diligent in identifying new properties and setting up appointments. He was able to listen and
talk to members of the team from their perspectives. Stefan was easy to work with a good sense of humor and
an attitude that helped us through the times when we did not think we’d ever find our new home.
I would recommend Stefan for his knowledge of the real estate market, his work ethic, experience
negotiating contracts, and understanding of the search and purchasing process.
Plymouth Pediatric Associates (PPA)