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The Boxwood Project Update – June 2018 Edition

June 18, 2018

Last week, Harvey Hanna & Associates had the pleasure of convening with residents, officials, and other members of the Wilmington-area community to discuss our current and future plans for the former General Motors plant on Boxwood Road.

Along with representatives of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, our engineering firm Apex Engineering, and a number of area elected officials, we heard plenty of positive feedback from residents excited about our plans to create a modern business and distribution campus at the plant property. We also heard several quality-of-life concerns about the changes that would accompany its transformation.

As a local firm with deep ties to New Castle County, we remain committed to maintaining an open dialogue with residents throughout this process, and will schedule future meetings every 4 to 6 months to ensure the highest degree of transparency and public input. While a new business campus will not generate the same level of activity than the GM plant at its peak, it will have far-reaching implications across Wilmington and the rest of the region. By continuing to work together, we can help create thousands of new jobs, and a better, more prosperous future for our community.




The Boxwood Project Update – May 2018 Edition

May 21, 2018

Please Note: Site plan shown here is for illustrative purposes only and may not be relied up as final. The recently submitted exploratory plan will be displayed at the Community Briefing- which also shows a much more accurate parking rationale. This is for illustrative purposes only.The exploratory plan is posted directly under Active Plans on New Castle County’s Land Use Department Website, within “District 1”

As you may have recently learned, Harvey Hanna & Associates has filed exploratory plans for the dormant former General Motors plant site on Boxwood Road in Wilmington. The plans call for the demolition of the existing plant buildings, in order to make way for a modern distribution campus that we believe is more suited for today’s economy.

As a local firm, we know first-hand the long hours many residents spent working at the plant and the significance it holds in the community. So while it is with mixed emotions that we ultimately decided on demolishing the old structure, a new facility would allow us to better compete for the kind of logistics, distribution and other businesses built to thrive in the 21st century, and bring thousands of critical jobs back to New Castle County.The plan is currently being evaluated by the county and other government agencies, but the early feedback we have received from both officials and residents, including many former plant workers, has been very positive.

As we have stated throughout, we remain committed to keeping an open dialogue with the community as we explore the best possible use for this property. With that in mind, we would like to extend an invitation for all to join us on June 12th at 7pm for a public meeting at Five Points Memorial Hall (209 South Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19804) to discuss our plans, the plant’s future and what it means for the future of our community and greater Delaware. Attendees can expect to hear from Harvey Hanna, our engineering firm Apex Engineering, and a representative from the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

We hope to see all of you there!

In the News:
Delaware Online Article 4-16-2018
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HHA Welcomes American Driver Training Academy to Delaware River Industrial Park

HHA Welcomes American Driver Training Academy to Delaware River Industrial Park

March 23, 2017

 

Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) is pleased to welcome American Training Driver Academy to the Delaware River Industrial Park in New Castle.

American Driver Training Academy recently celebrated the opening of their new facility by hosting an open house and ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, February 24th with the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses, clients and vendors attended the event which also featured truck demonstrations, door prizes, giveaways, food and refreshments.

“We are excited to welcome American Driver Training Academy to the Delaware River Industrial Park. Their business concept is an ideal fit with its immediate proximity to the Port of Wilmington, Delaware Memorial Bridge and access to the full interstate interchanges of I-95, I-295 and I-495,”said Thomas J. Hanna, COO / managing director, HHA.

American Driver Training Academy recently opened the new training facility by leasing 4,685 sf of office and 1.5 acres of training space at 618 Lambson Lane located at the Delaware River Industrial Park (DRIP) managed by HHA in New Castle, Delaware.

American Driver Training Academy is one of the premier truck driving academies in the region, specializing in CDL-A license truck driving training for drivers in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. From their experienced trainers to their modern truck fleet and state-of-the-art training center, American Driver Training Academy has a 97% graduate employment rate and offers lifetime job placement opportunities. American Driver Training Academy has placed jobs for graduates with over 100 companies nationwide. Key clients include Homeland Security and the Transportation Safety Administration. American Driver Training Academy also serves as the only on-site certification facility for the TWIC® (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card in Delaware on behalf of the Transportation Security Administration. To learn more about American Driver Training Academy, visit: http://www.americandrivertraining.com/


Harvey Hanna Commercial Real Estate DeawareAbout Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.




HHA Congratulates 2016 Broker of the Year Dan Rattay

February 21, 2017

Dan Rattay - 2016 Broker of the Year
Dan Rattay

Harvey Hanna & Associates is pleased to announce that Dan Rattay , a Senior Associate at CBRE, has been selected as its ‘2016 Broker of the Year’. Rattay, a four time winner of the award, demonstrates a mastery of his position and a keen understanding of his clients’ needs.

Rattay specializes in sales and lease of industrial and office properties and was instrumental in bringing Hermann Total Distribution Services (TDS), to a major Delaware distribution hub. Hermann Total Distribution Services, a 4th generation family-owned business is leasing 125,000 square feet of warehouse, office and distribution space at HHA’s premier 21st Century business campus in New Castle, the Twin Spans Business Park.

In recognition of Mr. Rattay’s accomplishments, a donation of $3000 in the name of CB Richard Ellis will benefit the Delaware KIDS Fund, a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of HHA in 2008. Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ that helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations.

Mr. Rattay’s accomplishments extended into the Newport Industrial Park as well, helping HHA secure New Genzyme Inc. (31,000 sq ft) at the newly created 500 Water Street complex.  New Genzyme is an innovative manufacturer of soy-based food grade products and intermediates using proprietary technologies.

 

“Dan’s accomplishments are a significant part of our success, and further demonstrate his many attributes of grit, determination, innovation, and a commitment to excellence,” stated Thomas J. Hanna, HHA vice president and chief operating officer. Our firm was fortunate to have leased almost 600,000 square feet of space in 2016, and Dan played a significant role in our success”.

 

About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.

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Delaware KIDS Fund Annual Appeal

Support Delaware KIDS in Need this Holiday Season

December 13, 2016

Delaware KIDS Fund Annual Appeal 2016

The Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey, Hanna & Associates Family invites you to help fight childhood hunger in Delaware. Half of Delaware’s food insecure population is children. We believe that every child needs food security and adequate nutrition in order to flourish and live up to his or her potential. Your gift will have an amazing impact on the front-line battle against hunger.

Established in November 2008 by Thomas J. Hanna, The Delaware KIDS Fund an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’. It is geared around assisting Delaware area kids that are at risk or in need for whatever reason. Delaware KIDS Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing goods and services such as; clothing, food, shelter, scholarships, educational grants, counseling and mentoring.

Sadly, one in five kids in Delaware is struggling to get a consistent meal. Taking care of our next generation is paramount to providing our community with safer streets, brighter futures and a better functioning society. It all begins at the family table.

Looking to add meaning and value to your holiday season?

Delaware KIDS Fund Annual Appeal 2016Please consider giving the gift of food security by making a tax-deductible gift to the Delaware KIDS Fund. Your gift will have an amazing impact as the demand at Delaware food banks continues to mount with demand exceeding supply!

In Delaware, over 122 thousand adults and children do not have sufficient food – each day, every day – half of whom are children at risk.

Over the last eight years, the fund has disbursed over $84,000 to worthy organizations and crisis needs in Delaware. Organizations such as ‘The Bridge of Hope Food Bank’ in Wilmington, ‘Student Backpack Program’ of NCCC, ‘Cape Henlopen Food Bank’, ‘Our Lady of Grace Orphanage’ in Newark, ‘The Delaware Food Bank’, ‘Limestone Presbyterian Church’, ‘Family Promise’ of northern NCC and the ‘Sunday Breakfast Mission’, to name a few. Founding partner Harvey, Hanna & Associates has donated over $1 Million dollars to Delaware causes since 1997.

On Behalf of the entire Harvey, Hanna & Associates team, we thank you for your kindness and generosity in this season of giving.

Please Make Checks Payable to: The Delaware KIDS Fund

The Delaware KIDS Fund
405 East Marsh Lane, Suite 1
Newport, DE 19804

Or donate online @  www.dekidsfund.org

Every $10 you give will provide 20 meals to a child in need.

Your gift of $40 will feed a family of 4 with 3 meals per day for one week.
Your gift of $160 will feed a family of 4 with 3 meals per day for a month.

For more information, please visit www.dekidsfund.org or contact us at (302) 323-9300 ext. 17 or info@dekidsfund.com.


Harvey Hanna & Associates Presented ‘Community Service’ and ‘Spirit of Business’ Awards

Harvey Hanna & Associates Presented ‘Community Service’ and ‘Spirit of Business’ Awards

July 14, 2016

Congratulations to Harvey Hanna & Associates!

 

Harvey Hanna and the DEKIDS Fund Receive 'Community Service Award'The HHA and The Delaware KIDS Fund team was extremely proud to be presented the ‘Community Service Award’ at the Delaware Business Times Family Owned Business Awards ceremony held on June 23, 2016. The Delaware KIDS fund, a nonprofit organization inspired by Thomas J. Hanna in 2008, seeks to provide goods, services and funds to distressed and at-risk children throughout the state of Delaware.

The program is designed to provide essential services to local kids in need by offering financial support for essential needs, clothing, shelter, food, counseling and mentoring for abused, grief stricken or disease-afflicted children. One in five local children today in Delaware struggle to receive a consistent and nutritious meal. The Delaware KIDS Fund and HHA have consistently led a community-wide initiative.

The Harvey Hanna team is honored for the recognition of our commitment to the community and our mission to provide a better future for Delaware’s next generation.

“Children are 20 percent of our population and 100 percent of our future,” says Thomas J. Hanna. “It is essential that we support Delaware’s youth now, for a better tomorrow.”

A big thank you to all of those at the Delaware Business Times for this honor!

Harvey, Hanna & Associates was presented with the ‘Spirit in Business Award’ Additionally, Harvey, Hanna & Associates was presented with the ‘Spirit in Business Award’ on June 30, 2016 presented by the Newark Morning Rotary Club Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware. HHA was recognized for the company’s consistent fight against childhood hunger in Delaware.

Thank you to Robin Broomall, Kevin Thomas , Mary Konwinski, Bill Sullivan and the rest of the amazing folks at this Rotary for the honor,  support and kind words.

We are very proud. It is essential to support the community we all live, work and play in together, today – for a better tomorrow.

Since 1998, HHA and Delaware KIDS Fund have contributed over $1 Million to youth-based causes and initiatives here in Delaware. Since 2009, The Delaware KIDS Fund has donated $76,000 to food security initiatives, thereby providing more than 225,000 meals to local families, children, schools, churches, youth centers and food pantries.

 Support your community and support our next generation

The Delaware KIDS Fund (Kids In Distressed Situations), a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

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About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.


Register for the ‘How to Buy/Sell a Business’ Event Today!

Register for the ‘How to Buy/Sell a Business’ Event Today!

February 17, 2016

Americans are renowned for their entrepreneurial spirit and drive. That explains the plethora of family-owned businesses across this great country of ours. Family businesses make up 64% of the US gross domestic product and generate 62% of our employment.

Many of these businesses are multi-generational and often the dynamics can be a bit tricky. Getting everyone on the same page can difficult, as everyone has their own feelings about where a family business should be heading. Often, the question of whether to sell the business arises and making the right choice can be tough.

If you find yourself contemplating whether to buy or sell a family business, register today to hear about Thomas Harvey and Alan Levin’s experience with selling their family business. Listen to how the sales came about and their advice on how to make such a difficult decision. They’ll discuss things they wished they had done differently and things that you should consider before selling or buying a family-owned business.

Prior to establishing Harvey, Hanna & Associates in 1998, Mr. Harvey built, owned and managed multiple waste management companies over 25 years. Included in some of those companies were Harvey & Harvey, Inc., Home Waste, Inc., Harvey Mack/Volvo Sales & Service, and Confi-Shred, Inc. Mr. Levin’s family business, Happy Harry drugstores was bought by Walgreen’s in 2006. The chain had grown to 76 stores.

This event, ‘Experiences of Selling a Business: Insights from Alan Levin and Thom Harvey, will take place at the World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington on Thursday, March 3rd from 7:30 to 10:30 am.  Register for this event online , call 302-831-0779 or Email: Send today!

Register for the ‘How to Buy/Sell a Business’ Event Today!




Want to Find out What’s Driving Real Estate in the Diamond State?

January 26, 2016

 

Find out about some real significant opportunities in entrepreneurial real estate at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Delaware Developers’ Forum to be held Tuesday, February 2nd at University of Delaware Arsht Hall. You’ll get a feel for what is driving real estate this year as you hear about all the new and planned development trends and investment activity taking place in Delaware’s competitive market.

Keynote Speaker, Jeffrey C. Flynn, Wilmington’s Director of the Office of Economic Development  will reveal private and public real estate investment deals worth up to $650,000 that are in the works. This area’s real estate market has largely been consumer-driven by it eclectic makeup of financial and legal services, government/politics, pharmaceuticals, “eds and meds” and more.

Louis Capano, III a Principal in Capano Management, LC Construction and LC Homes will talk about several development projects that are underway, such as the luxury apartments in Claymont, Middletown and the Avenue of the Arts on Wilmington’s riverfront. He’ll also discuss what to expect at a few commercial sites, including the redevelopment of the Brandywine Country Club located off of Shipley Road in North Wilmington.

Want to find out what is developing at the Residences in Midtown Park and Rockford Falls at the former Bancroft Mills site? Michael Hare, Senior VP of Buccini/Pollin Group, a real estate acquisition, development and Management Company, will discuss his company’s plans.

Angela Tsionas-Matulas, Principal of Tsionas Management will talk on her family-run company’s plans to create a mixed-use redevelopment at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington. Gregory Pettinaro, CEO of Pettinaro will discuss the company’s plans for the recently acquired Greenville retail sites; Powder Mill Square and Greenville Center, longtime home to many iconic institutions including Greenville Post Office, Janssen’s Market and Brew HaHa!

William E. Holloway, PWant to Find out What’s Driving Real Estate in the Diamond State?rincipal of Bernanrdon, an architectural, interior design and landscape architectural firm, will be the Delaware Developers’ Forum moderator. The ULI is a nonprofit research organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and creating sustainable communities.

The ULI Philadelphia has hundreds of members across the region, including satellites in Central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Lehigh Valley and Southern New Jersey. Thomas J. Hanna, Managing Director of Harvey, Hanna & Associates is on the advisory council of the Delaware branch of the ULI.

For more information, Click Here and to Download a Registration Form, Click Here.

About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.




Congratulations to Dan Rattay – HHA 2015 Broker of the Year!

January 20, 2016

Dan Rattay 2015 Broker of the Year

Harvey Hanna & Associates is pleased to announce that Dan Rattay , a Senior Associate at CBRE, has been selected as its ‘2015 Broker of the Year’. Rattay, a three time winner of the award, specializes in sales and lease of industrial and office properties and was instrumental in bringing CEVA Logistics to Delaware.

A donation of $3000 under Rattay’s name will benefit the Delaware KIDS Fund, a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of HHA. Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ that helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations.

Rattay negotiated the Twin Spans Business Park (TSBP) lease for CEVA Logistics, a worldwide company. CEVA Logistics is currently leasing 125,000 square feet of HHA owned warehouse, office and distribution space at 800 Ships Landing Way, located conveniently of I-95 in New Castle, Delaware. It is expected that this global company’s new location will bring more quality jobs to Delaware.

CEVA Logistics is one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies that specializes in the design and implementation of industry-leading solutions for freight management and contract logistics. Click Here to find out more.

TSBP is considered by many to be the premier distribution campus in the mid-Atlantic region, featuring 1.85 million square feet of Class A commercial warehouse space spread across 135 acres of land along the Delaware River. Twin Spans further offers superior logistics throughout the mid-Atlantic region and points beyond, with immediate access to I-95, I-295, I-495 and the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.

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Small Business Saturday in Delaware

Shop Small Business Saturday with the Chamber

November 24, 2015

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce is helping to kick off the Holiday Season by supporting ‘Small Business Saturday’ on November 28th.

Shoppers around the nation have been awakening to the importance of showing support to local small businesses in their community. Small Business Saturday shopping promotions spotlight the value that local retailers and restaurants bring to the community.

The first Shop Small Business Saturday took place back in 2010 as an encouragement to people across American to support their local small businesses. The following year, the US Senate officially recognized the day and in 2012 Small Businesses owned the day as 73.9 million people went out to shop at small businesses. Last year showed a record 88 million spent 14.3 billion at small independent businesses. Not too shabby!

Limestone Premier Liquor LogoThe New Castle County Chamber of Commerce will promote 22 Small Businesses that have put together special offers for Small Business Saturday. One of those businesses, Premier Wine & Spirits will be offering $10 OFF any wine purchase of $50 or more, valid on 750 ml & 1.5 liter bottles.   Go to the NCCCC website for a full listing of the participating Chamber member’s special offers, which will be good for the next few weeks. So make that click and support your local businesses this holiday season!