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Movies on Tap

Join us at Movies on Tap: Monsters & Malts Movie Fest 

October 16, 2018

October is here and it means one thing – it’s time for the first ever Movies on Tap: Monsters & Malts Movie Fest at Penn Cinema! 

Being a founding partner of this movie festival, we are so thrilled to extend an invitation to this exciting 3-day event. It’s going to be SPOOKTACULAR! 

What’s in it for you? 7 Movies. 7 Charities. 7 local Breweries. You can get a 3-day pass for all 7 movies, 7 charities and 7 breweries for $75 or $20 each movie ($10 for Flash Gordon). Admission tickets include: popcorn, beer samples, movie ticket, 100% of ticket price donated to charity.
 

Join us in celebrating great local beer and movies while proudly supporting our community. So far Movies on Tap and Harvey Hanna have raised over $80,000 to local charities!

 

Participating Breweries: Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro’s Pizza, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Twin Lakes Brewing Company, Mispillion River Brewing, Midnight Oil Brewing Company, Bellefonte Brewing CO., Wilmington Brew Works. 

Charities: West Side Grows (Wilmington, DE), Kids Runway for Research, Reeds Refuge Center, Toys for Tots, Food Bank of Delaware, Faithful Friends Animal Society, Williams Syndrome Association. 

 

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 Don’t forget to RSVP to this exciting event on Facebook

Hope to see you all there!

 




The Boxwood Project Update – September 2018 Edition

September 20, 2018

Harvey Hanna & Associates continues to make progress on its mission to transform the former General Motor plant on Boxwood Road into a modern business and distribution campus that can serve as a new and lasting economic engine for Delaware. While that process moves forward, however, there has been no shortage of activity at the property.

Recently, heavy rains caused the Red Clay School District’s bus depot to flood, leaving no place to store and deploy its fleet. Thankfully, Harvey Hanna was able to offer them the Boxwood property in its place, and we welcomed more than 90 school buses throughout the coming weeks.

Harvey Hanna offers Boxwood parking lot to Red Clay due to flooding.

In late July, Wilmington’s Five Points Fire Company hosted a training for area fire companies at the property, where firefighters learned self-survival skills and forcible entry techniques. Using the empty former plant, they trained using high rise packs and employed different tools in mock firefighting scenarios that could not be performed without a large and spacious building at their disposal. In March, we welcomed police officers from the Delaware State Police and local agencies for several days as they conducted their regular police K-9 training sessions.

Five Points Fire Company’s training held at Boxwood.

As longtime members of the community, Harvey Hanna knows first-hand what the former plant has meant to so many of our residents over the last six decades. While the process of redeveloping and revitalizing such a large property is a lengthy one, we are taking every step we can to ensure the plant property remains a valuable asset for the community along the way.


9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K RunWalk

Sign Up for the 9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Run/Walk Today!

July 31, 2018

The 9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series hits the streets of Newport Saturday, August 4th. The race begins across the street from James Street Tavern. Registration for the race begins at 7:30 am and the race begins at 8:30 am. Entry fee is $25 pre-entry and $30 the day of the event. Kids 16 & under is $15

The 9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K is BACK! The Newport event will feature a fun course in and out of Banning Park, Cold Beer served from our friends from Twin Lakes Brewery, TONS of prizes for all ages, Ice Cream truck, DJ Music, Food, Bounce House and more – all to support our Delaware children in need. Don’t miss out on one of Delaware’s top 5K’s.

Why support The Delaware KIDS Fund?

9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K RunWalkThe Delaware KIDS Fund helps local Kids In Distressed Situations. This year all 5K proceeds will fund a Food Pantry Program for Richey Elementary School in Newport, DE. This is a much-needed resource. Did you know 65% of the students at Richey live at or below the poverty line? The proceeds will stock this pantry for 3 years, immediately! Let’s meet this goal together.

Last year’s race raised $44,000 to help children throughout Delaware. Delaware KIDS Fund helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations. It is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company.

9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K RunWalk SponsorsM & T Bank presents the race supported by Harvey, Hanna & Associates, along with many other community-involved businesses.

As the popularity of the race grows, so does the list of corporate sponsors, which helps to make the 5K possible. The Delaware KIDS Fund is thankful for the support of all of the local companies.

The USATF Certified course starts at James Street Tavern extends to Banning Park and back to the tavern. Here is a link to the course map. Each registrant will receive unisex tech t-shirt.

The awards are as follows:

Overall Male/Female winners ($200 cash prize)

Top Male/Female Masters ($50 cash prize)

Top 3 Male/Female in 10 yr age groups, 13 and Under through 70+

Top 3 Male/Female walkers

Nova Timing Systems will chip time using MYLAPPS Bib Tag Timing System and results are posted online during the race, with complete results posted after completion. Photos are posted after the race.

REGISTER FOR THE RACE

Contact Barb Kursh at barb@races2run.com for more information.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Delaware KIDS 5K Sponsors:

M&T Bank – Presenting

MySherpa – Presenting

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach – Presenting

Harvey, Hanna & Associates

Priority Plus Credit Union

Buckley’s Auto Care

Wilcox Landscaping

AIS

Tire Rack

Geico

Hillside Heating & Cooling

Omni Supply

Horty & Horty

James Street Tavern

99.5 WJBR

Delaware Today

Out & About Magazine

Money Mailer

Delaware Camera Systems

Hillside Oil Heating & Cooling

Patterson Schwartz

Issacs Automotive

Ferris Home Improvement

Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze

Brightfields, Inc.

Apex Enineering

Tile Market of Delaware

Pettinaro

Air Liquide

Disabatino Construction

State Senator John “Jack” Walsh

Architectural Concepts

McBride & Ziegler

Cirillo Brothers

Rep. Kim Williams

SpringHill Suites Newark Downtown

TKo Hospitality

All County Garage Door

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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.




Study Finds Redevelopment of Former GM Plant in Wilmington, Del. To Create More Than 2,100 Permanent Jobs

May 31, 2018

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Study Finds Redevelopment of Former GM Plant in Wilmington, Del. To Create More Than 2,100 Permanent Jobs

Harvey Hanna & Associates’ Plan for Modern Distribution & Business Campus Holds Potential for $281 Million in Economic Impact Per Year

 

Wilmington, Del. (May 30, 2018) — Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc., a leading Delaware-based commercial real estate redevelopment firm, today announced the results of a study commissioned to measure the economic impact of its planned redevelopment of the former General Motors plant in Wilmington, Del. into a thriving, state-of-the-art business, fulfillment and distribution campus.

The report, prepared by Philadelphia-based Econsult Solutions, found that upon completion, Harvey Hanna’s exploratory plan for the property would produce more than $281 million in annual impact, largely through the creation of more than 2,100 permanent jobs in logistics, distribution, engineering, transportation and an array of support industries and services. The project would also create another 160 jobs annually over an estimated nine-year construction period.

“Since purchasing the former GM plant in 2017, Harvey Hanna’s plans for the property have been focused on a singular mission to create thousands of lasting, 21st century jobs for the residents of Wilmington, New Castle County and greater Delaware,” said Thomas J. Hanna, President of Harvey Hanna & Associates. “This study affirms our belief that creating a modern distribution and business campus can help restore this property’s long history as a vital source of employment and a nucleus for the local economy.”

According to the study, construction of the new business and distribution campus would generate a total of $6.8 million in taxes for the state of Delaware. Once construction has been completed, the reimagined property would also generate more than $7.6 million in annual revenue through personal and business taxes, as well as $2.4 million in new property taxes annually for the Red Clay School District and New Castle County.

In addition, the study found Harvey Hanna’s transformation of the former plant will also have a positive impact on property values in its immediate vicinity, driving the median home price up roughly 14 percent from $215,000 to $245,000 or higher, exclusive of inflation.

“We must win the future,” said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. “This is further proof that Harvey Hanna’s redevelopment vision could create thousands of jobs and transform our largest shuttered factory into an economic engine for generations to come.”

Filed with the New Castle County Department of Land Use in April, Harvey Hanna’s Brownfield Redevelopment concept plans call for the complete demolition of all dormant buildings on the 142-acre property, to be followed by the construction of 3 million square feet in new commercial space spread across four buildings with a lower overall footprint than the previous structure. If approved, the buildings would be constructed in multiple phases, with additional green space, improved storm water management and new landscaping buffers added to the new business and distribution campus. The plans are conceptual in nature, and must be reviewed and approved by New Castle County as well as other state regulatory agencies.

“The transformation of the former GM plant from a vacant brownfield to a thriving center of jobs and commerce holds the potential to create economic impact far beyond the property itself,” said Hanna. “By generating new jobs, raising property values and creating additional tax revenue, we hope to serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of downtown Newport and other communities across the region.”

The economic data does not reflect other redevelopment efforts planned by Harvey Hanna as part of a wider effort by Harvey Hanna to transform underutilized areas of New Castle County, specifically in and around the greater Newport area. The firm is currently pursuing $150 million in transit-oriented development of 400,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial transit oriented development around the SEPTA rail station in downtown Newport, Del., where future employees at the Boxwood Road property can live, eat, shop and play. Harvey Hanna’s plans for the Newport development also include an environmental center advocated by town officials, as well as a Riverwalk trail that will connect with the New Castle County bicycle and pedestrian trail network currently under construction.

Harvey Hanna acquired the Boxwood Road property in 2017 with the goal of redeveloping its more than 3 million square feet of industrial and office space. The longtime former home of a General Motors automotive plant, the property is strategically located along the I-95 corridor and is set in one of the country’s major population base, making it an ideal setting for distribution, fulfillment and logistics users and businesses. Offering easy access to major markets including Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C, the property is a springboard to multiple major U.S. highways, including I-95, I-295 and I-495.

The property is also equipped with full access to area rail lines, allowing distribution or fulfillment companies to both ship and receive goods from across the region, and is just minutes from the growing Port of Wilmington, which handles more than 400 ship calls and 6.8 million tons of cargo each year.

About Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc. is a Newport, Delaware-based real estate development company with a significant record of success related to the acquisition, redevelopment and repopulation of underutilized properties in the Mid-Atlantic region. Led by Thom Harvey and Thomas Hanna, the company has acquired and developed more than 5.2 million square feet of space, including 2.8 million square feet of industrial space. Harvey Hanna has deep personal and professional roots in Newport and the surrounding Delaware community, and the company’s comprehensive understanding of both the Boxwood property’s history and the Newport community has helped shape its vision for a first-class commercial campus that will become a critical economic driver for the region.

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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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Harvey Hanna & Associates Submits Exploratory Plan for Redevelopment of Former General Motors Plant in Wilmington, Delaware

April 16, 2018

Leading Commercial Real Estate Developer Plans to Transform Dormant GM Site Into Modern Business & Distribution Campus

 

Wilmington, Del. (April 16, 2018) — Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc., a leading Delaware-based commercial real estate redevelopment firm , today announced it has submitted an exploratory plan for its redevelopment of the former General Motors plant in Wilmington, Del. into a thriving, state-of-the-art business, fulfillment and distribution campus.

The Brownfield Redevelopment plans, provided to the New Castle County Department of Land Use under its Redevelopment Ordinance, call for the demolition of the 3-million-square-foot former automobile manufacturing plant structure at 801 Boxwood Road. Under the plan, Harvey Hanna proposes the construction of a modern campus designed to attract and retain 21st century businesses and jobs, serving as a new economic engine for the region.

“As a Delaware-based firm with deep personal and professional roots in this area, Harvey Hanna knows first-hand the significance that the former General Motors plant property has to Wilmington and New Castle County,” said Thomas J. Hanna, President of Harvey Hanna & Associates. “These plans represent a critical first step in rebuilding this storied property into a modern distribution and business campus that can provide a critical source of jobs and serve as a new and lasting economic engine for the entire region.”

The concept plans call for the complete demolition of all dormant buildings on the 142-acre property, to be followed by the construction of 3 million square feet in new commercial space spread across four buildings with a lower overall footprint than the previous structure. If approved, the buildings would be constructed in multiple phases, with additional green space, improved storm water management and new landscaping buffers added to the new business and distribution campus. The plans are conceptual in nature, and must be reviewed and approved by New Castle County as well as other state regulatory agencies.

The redevelopment of the former General Motors plant – which at its peak employed more than 6,000 people – is the first step in a wider effort by Harvey Hanna to transform underutilized areas of New Castle County, specifically in and around the greater Newport area.
In addition, the firm is pursuing the development of 400,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial transit oriented development nearby the SEPTA rail station in downtown Newport, Del., where future employees at the Boxwood Road property can live, eat, shop and play. Harvey Hanna’s plans for the Newport development also include a Riverwalk trail for walking, biking and other recreation, as well as the re-opening of the Newport passenger rail station. This planned river walk is environed to interconnect with the New Castle County bicycle and pedestrian trail network that is currently under construction.

“When Harvey Hanna purchased this site last year, we always knew our immediate goal was to modernize the former plant property and provide new jobs to the hardworking residents of Delaware,” said Hanna. “However, the resulting economic impact of this transformation also holds the potential to transform the greater Newport area, and position this area for success for decades to come.”

The exploratory plan was created in conjunction with Newport, Del.-based Apex Engineering, a civil engineering firm with nearly 25 years of experience in New Castle County and the surrounding area. In partnership with Harvey Hanna, Apex will analyze and devise plans for the redevelopment, including the preparation of all preliminary and final site plans for review and approval by New Castle County. The firm will also coordinate with both the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT) to ensure that all applicable environmental and infrastructural standards are met during the redevelopment.

“Apex Engineering is thrilled to begin working on the regeneration of a property that was once one of the great economic drivers in this region,” said Steve Davies, President of Apex Engineering. “We take tremendous pride in this project and are honored to have the chance to play a role in its transformation into a state-of-the-art facility that can bring thousands of jobs back to New Castle County.”

Harvey Hanna acquired the Boxwood Road property in 2017 with the goal of redeveloping its more than 3 million square feet of industrial and office space. The longtime former home of a General Motors automotive plant, the property is strategically located along the I-95 corridor and is set in one of the country’s major population base, making it an ideal setting for distribution, fulfillment and logistics users and businesses. Offering easy access to major markets including Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C, the property is a springboard to multiple major U.S. highways, including I-95, I-295 and I-495.

The property is also equipped with full access to area rail lines, allowing distribution or fulfillment companies to both ship and receive goods from across the region, and is just minutes from the growing Port of Wilmington, which handles more than 400 ship calls and 6.8 million tons of cargo each year.

About Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc. is a Newport, Delaware-based real estate development company with a significant record of success related to the acquisition, redevelopment and repopulation of underutilized properties in the Mid-Atlantic region. Led by Thom Harvey and Thomas Hanna, the company has acquired and developed more than 5.2 million square feet of space, including 2.8 million square feet of industrial space.
Harvey Hanna has deep personal and professional roots in Newport and the surrounding Delaware community, and the company’s comprehensive understanding of both the Boxwood property’s history and the Newport community has helped shape its vision for a first-class commercial campus that will become a critical economic driver for the region.
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SpringHill Suites and the TKo Hospitality Hire General Manager and Director of Sales

January 30, 2018

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark announced today that Scott Craver has been named General Manager and Stephanie Patterson, Director of Sales of the 132-Suite hotel, which is expected to open in May, 2018.

Craver will be directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel. While, Patterson will build client relationships and lead the sales program.

Most recently, Craver served as General Manager at the luxurious Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He previously worked for Meyer Jabara Hotels in Eastern Pennsylvania and chaired Discover Lehigh Valley, a tourism promotion agency. Ms. Patterson was most recently Sales Manager at the Westin Wilmington, leading and managing their corporate business travel portfolio. She is a native of Newport, Delaware.

“Scott and Stephanie are great additions to our team and bring years of diversified hospitality experience. We look forward to opening under their leadership soon!” said George Danneman, President of Danneman Hospitality.”

The new SpringHill Suites by Marriott will be the first of this brand in the Delaware market. The location, 402 Ogletown Road, is the gateway to downtown and the only brand name hotel located in downtown Newark. It is owned by Danneman Hospitality and managed by TKo Hospitality, a Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. affiliate.

TKo Hospitality Management currently operates the Lighthouse Cove Resort and the Surf Club Hotel, both in Dewey Beach. The hotel’s groundbreaking was last July with a projected opening in May of this year.

“We are excited to be part of this new project in the growing Newark market, and to showcase the SpringHill Suites brand to guests visiting the University of Delaware, local attractions and area corporations,” stated Vince DiFonzo, TKo Management.

Designed for both business and leisure travelers, SpringHill Suites by Marriot Newark will offer suites 25% larger than typical hotel rooms. There will be separate living, working and sleeping spaces in order to provide guests with flexibility and functionality. The hotel offers comfortable beds, soft linens and plush pillows. Each suite also includes the SpringHill Suites’ custom, three-in-one West Elm sofa which converts from a sofa to a daybed to a trundle bed. There is also an ergonomically designed work area with complimentary Wifi.

Complimentary hot breakfast is included daily, featuring both healthful and indulgent items. In the evening, the lobby transforms into a lively nightspot as local craft beer and premium wines are available through the hotel’s full-service bar. A 24/7 Market is also available. The property also has one meeting room with 340 square feet for small groups.

“We are excited to work with Danneman Hospitality to bring the SpringHill Suites to Newark,” said COO and Partner Vince DiFonzo of TKo Hospitality. “I have personally worked in the Newark/Greater Wilmington market for over 20 years and have many relationships within the business community and look forward to introducing them to our new property. We expect the hotel to be a leader in the market with exceptional guest services and look forward to being a part of Main Street Newark and the University of Delaware community.”




TKo Hospitality Company Awards Associates

January 19, 2017

TKo Hospitality Company Awards AssociatesAs a hospitality company active in the Mid-Atlantic region hotel industry, TKo Hospitality management understands the importance of customer service and actively recognizes associates that excel at their various positions within the company. Congratulations to all the winners!

This past month they honored several employees by presenting them with the TKo ‘Knockout’  Award. The following were recognized; Hyatt Place Dewey Beach gallery host Jeffrey Straub, housekeeping host Jessica Granger, housekeeping host Cecil King, Sales and Catering Manager Mary Beth Furjanic-Barbic and Executive Director of Corporate Projects Alexandra Kennedy.

tko hospitality management company in delawareAccording to partners, E. Thomas Harvey III, Kostas Kalogeropolous and Vince DiFonzo, these outstanding associates actively embraced the company culture of C.A.R.E.: Commitment to delivering exceptional results, Accountable to partners, Respect for each other and Excellence in all we do.

In addition to receiving the TKo Knockout Award, Kennedy was one of 10 worldwide recipients of the Why Settle Spirit Award presented by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. Recipients are team members who display exceptional devotion to guests and colleagues alike, and convey a consistent “why settle?” attitude and spirit of excellence.

TKo Hospitality, active in the hotel industry around the Mid-Atlantic region, launched late 2014 and based in Newport, Delaware. The company develops hotels throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

TKo Hospitality is an affiliate of Harvey Hanna & Associates and E. Thomas Harvey, III also heads Dewey Beach Enterprises (DBE), the development company of Lighthouse Cove , a multi-use facility that encompasses the Hyatt Place Hotel; penthouse and bayside residential condominiums; retail stores, restaurants; conference center; and an array of public amenities.

 


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.




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.


Happy Hour Highlighting the ‘Creative District Development Plan’ in Wilmington

Don’t Miss This Happy Hour Highlighting the ‘Creative District Development Plan’ in Wilmington!

August 6, 2015

Happy Hour Highlighting the ‘Creative District Development Plan’ in Wilmington

If you’re in town next Wednesday, August 12th, you should definitely register for the ‘Summer Happy Hour & Tour of Market Street and Wilmington’s New Creative Arts District’ meeting at ‘Chris White Gallery’ at the Shipley Artist Lofts and touring the Market and Shipley Street corridors, ending up at the popular eatery Cocino LoLo owned by executive chef Bryan Sikora and his wife, Andrea.

Summer Happy Hour & Tour of Market Street and Wilmington’s New Creative Arts DistrictIt promises to be an exciting three hours revealing the revitalization of the Quaker Hill area west of Market Street – 4th to 9th Streets and Market to Washington Street. The district is undergoing a series of redevelopment projects that focus on creative production and consumption. The revitalization plan is fashioned after Paducah, Kentucky renowned artist relocation program.

Great things are in the works for the city of Wilmington’s Quaker Hill district and you’ll want to be in the know. It’s also a chance to rub elbows with all the movers and shakers. The event audience will be filled with representatives from the legal, finance, corporate, technology, real estate and non-profit communities.

‘The Creative District plan, developed through a partnership that includes Wilmington Renaissance, Interfaith Housing, Christina Cultural Arts Center, the Chris White Community Development Center and the Quaker Hill Neighborhood Association, relies on “place-based strategies,” an incremental effort to place compatible activities near each other in a way that unifies the entire community.’ — OutandAbout

This event is hosted by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is sponsored by The Commonwealth Group, Cocino LoLo, The Buccinin/Pollin Group, Wye Realty Advisors. Harvey Hanna & Associate, Inc. (HHA) is a supporter and HHA Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Hanna is a board member for ULI.

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Bert Root of Harvey Hanna & Associates Appointed President of CIRC!

May 28, 2015

Left to Right: 2015 CIRC Officers: Don Robitzer, Barry Snyder, Bert Root, Janet Pippert and Tim Cole
Left to Right: 2015 CIRC Officers: Don Robitzer, Barry Snyder, Bert Root, Janet Pippert and Tim Cole

Congratulations to Albert “Bert” Root of Harvey Hanna & Associates for his recent appointment as President of the CIRC Board. Root has served on the CIRC (Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of New Castle County, Delaware) Board for the last two years as vice-president.

CIRC is a non-profit organization bringing together a group of members with similar interests in commercial and industrial real estate to network and keep current with the latest real estate and business transactions in the Delaware Valley community. CIRC meets monthly except for the months of July and August. The lunch meetings are for networking and socializing. Typically there is a guest speaker that touches on topics of mutual interest to the membership.

Root, Director of Commercial Leasing at Harvey Hanna & Associates, manages and oversees all leasing activity associated with HHA’s extensive portfolio of commercial, industrial and retail properties. He came to HHA in 2012 and has held a variety of positions in the commercial real estate industry.

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of New Castle County, Delaware_LOGO In addition to his position on the CIRC Board, Root is the Golf Committee Chairman for CIRC’s annual Golf Outing held at Hartefeld National. This years’ golf outing is scheduled for Monday, June 29th.

The golf outing offers a fun-filled day of golf course challenges, barbecue lunch, on-course beverages/snacks, cash raffle, golf prizes and a dinner buffet.The Delaware KIDS Fund A portion of the proceeds goes to The Delaware KIDS Fund, a non-profit organization founded by  HHA COO, Thomas J. Hanna in order to assist local area Kids in Distressed Situations.

If someone hits a hole in one on the dedicated ‘hole in one hole’, they win a 7 night stay at the luxurious Hyatt Place Hotel in Dewey Beach with over $200 in food credits for Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant and The Lighthouse!

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Harvey Hanna & Associates in partnership with Premier Wine & SpiritsPremier Wine & Spirits logoHarvey Hanna & Associates in partnership with Premier Wine & Spirits are Platinum Beverage Sponsors of the Event.

Click Here to go to the registration page where you can choose to sponsor or purchase one of the many golf package options online.

CIRC Raffle Winner
May 2015 CIRC Raffle-Winner SteveBurnett with Miss Delaware, EmilyDrake and Newly Appointed President of CIRC, Bert Root


tko hospitality management company in delaware

There’s a New Hospitality Company in Town!

May 5, 2015

tko hospitality management company in delaware

There’s a new hospitality company in Delaware that is hoping to become a big player in the Mid-Atlantic region hotel industry. TKo Hospitality launched six months ago and is based in Newport, Delaware. The company will soon start development of five new hotels in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Harvey Hanna & Associate’s co-founder, E. Thomas Harvey, has launched the hospitality company, TKo Hospitality, along with 2 former top-level executive employees of a Connecticut-based hospitality company, Meyer Jabara Hotels.

Hyatt Place at Lighthouse Cove in Dewey Beach, DEKostas Kalogeropoulos and Vince DiFonzo, are more familiar with the hotel management side of the hotel industry and TKo Hospitality’s first venture was to take over the management of Lighthouse Cove from their former employer.

Harvey also heads Dewey Beach Enterprises (DBE), the development company of Lighthouse Cove which encompasses the Hyatt Place Hotel; penthouse and bayside residential condominiums; retail stores and restaurants; a future conference center; and an array of public amenities.

“The hotel industry is finally starting to pick back up and we think we’ve assembled a team that’s uniquely poised to take advantage of that growth,” Harvey said. “Our goal is to have 1,000 rooms in our portfolio by the end of 2016 with 50 to 100 percent more by the start of 2018.”

TKo Hospitality plans to take advantage of the hotel boom by offering a consolidation of services, such as guiding developers and hotel owners through the design stage, construction and eventual management of their hotels. The company has been stoking the fires in order to eventually work on projects closer to home.

 “Right now, there are a couple of things we’re looking at in New Castle County and one in Cecil County,” said E. Thomas Harvey, the company’s chairman and co-founder. “We’ve got a lot of prospects we’re working on, but prospects are not deals.”

Currently the hospitality company is working on three hotels that will be adding 400 rooms in an undisclosed “resort community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore” and two hotels that will be adding 250 rooms to the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. They are also hoping to acquire third-party management contracts with other existing hotels in the area.

According to Amanda Hite, president and COO of STR inc., the hotel industry leading data provider, “ADR (Average Daily Rate) and RevPAR (Revenue per available room) for the year were the highest ever recorded by STR, and we expect more growth in 2015,” she added, noting that the company is forecasting a 5.2-percent increase in ADR and a 6.4-percent increase in RevPAR for the year.

The hotel industry has picked up in the past few years and there is a shortage of hotel rooms due to the stagnation of the recession. STR inc. data indicates that the number of hotels rooms nationwide grew at a rate of less than 1 percent last year, while demand rose 4.6 percent. The 2016 national occupancy rates are expected to reach a 30 year high.

If things continue in this fashion, TKo Hospitality may be entering the industry at the right time and the results could be quite beneficial for the new company.

“This is a consolidation industry and I like being a consolidator,” Harvey said. “Our goal is to see what we can amass and where that will take us. I think this is going to be a fun ride.”


Twin Spans Business Park Delaware Commercial Property for Lease

Twin Span Business Park in New Castle, Delaware Looking for New Tenants

April 21, 2015

Twin Spans Business Park Delaware Commercial Property for Lease

 

Last week, Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial development company in Delaware, hosted a breakfast walking tour of the Twin Spans Business Park. Policy makers, State and County Chamber and DEDO representatives, State Senators and State Representative and some local business leaders were in attendance. The hope is to replace long time tenant, Five Below, with one to four new tenants.

delaware commercial real estateFive Below is currently leasing 421,291 square feet of warehouse space at the business park and will be moving its distribution center across state lines to New Jersey this summer to a larger facility. Five Below’s current space in Delaware allows for processing 50,000 boxes a day, with 59 loading docks for trucks. The Twin Spans Business Park has been a distribution center for store chain giant, Five Below since June of 2007. The company doubled its space in 2010.

Harvey Hanna & Associates (HHA) is a full-service Commercial Real Estate Development Company, featuring 3 million square feet of prime-location Industrial and Commercial real estate in the mid-Atlantic region. HHA has long had an outstanding reputation as a pro-active landlord of Class A warehouse and office space in the Delaware commercial real estate market.

Commercial Real Estate Solutions Wilmington DelawareThe company’s president, E. Thomas Harvey, makes a great effort to get to know his tenant’s needs and goes to great lengths to customize the commercial properties to meet those needs. Harvey and his business partner, Thomas J. Hanna started developing Heavy Industrial, Light Industrial, Marketing, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Corporate Offices in the mid-Atlantic region along the I-95 corridor when they realized that they were optimally positioned for rapid economic growth due to the convenient location to four states (PA, NJ, DE, MD).

The Twin Spans Business Park is considered the premier distribution campus in the mid-Atlantic Region and has the presence of strong, recognized companies (Tire Rack, Zenith Products, Speakman Company) mixed with well know regional entities. It is located in New Castle, Delaware, just minutes away from I-95, I-295, I-495, Routes 9 & 13 and two miles south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The 421,291 square feet of dividable office and warehouse space will be available this fall and can rented in its entirety or can be sub-divided to accommodate up to 4 different leasees.

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Please contact Ryan Kennedy with any interest or for more information–RKennedy@harveyhanna.com


Vineyard Vines Whalehouse Sale Delaware

Vineyard Vines Whalehouse Sale Coming Soon!

February 26, 2015

Vineyard Vines Whalehouse Sale Delaware

 

You won’t want to miss this Whalehouse sale by Vineyard Vines being held for a limited engagement at 6 Dock View Drive, Suite 900 in New Castle, Delaware. Vineyard Vines is offering some great prices on many of their popular clothing line and accessories items. This is a great opportunity for the Delaware consumer to experience a “brick and mortar” environment without having to travel to another state to do so.

Vineyard Vines is an American clothing and accessory retailer that was founded by brothers, Shep and Ian Murray, in 1998 near Martha’s Vineyard. The brand began by selling a handful of island-vacation inspired silk ties and has since expanded to a wide array of “exclusive yet attainable” men’s, women’s and children’s clothes. The pink whale logo is emblazoned on a majority of their products and they have built a loyal following nationwide.

Vineyard Vines was placed on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. in 2007, as their revenue tripled between 2004 and 2007. In 2008 it was designated the All-Star Awards winner by “Apparel Magazine” for outstanding achievements in the apparel industry.

Vineyard Vines has expanded to 40 Stores, 8 Outlets and has items sold at 97 Retailers nationwide, many of them along the east coast. Every store is stylized with a nautical theme. The closest retail store to Delaware is in The Plaza at King of Prussia Mall and there is an outlet store located at Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

The Sale promises to have many great specials on a large inventory of clothing and accessories that you don’t see too often in this market. So mark your calendar and tell your friends and family, you’ll only have 9 days to experience the unique Whale of a Sale!


Delaware Has the Fastest Internet Speeds Which Makes it a Great State to do Business!

Delaware Has the Fastest Internet Speeds Which Makes it a Great State to do Business!

October 21, 2014

Delaware has the fastest Internet Speeds Last week we listed ‘Five Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware’ which makes a great case for ‘start ups’ to open their business in the state of Delaware. Well here’s even more incentive, Delaware has the fastest Internet Speeds (16.2 mbps) in the nation which gives Delaware business an edge, making them more competitive than those businesses based in neighboring states!

Delaware Has the Fastest Internet Speeds Which Makes it a Great State to do Business!According to the Akamai [‘State of the Internet’ (SOTI) Report – 2nd Quarter, 2014], the Internet is over twice as fast in Delaware than in Arkansas.

“In terms of absolute speeds, Delaware had the fastest Internet speeds at 16.2 mbps, followed by just over 14 in Virginia; Washington. D.C. was next with speeds just below 14 mbps. The Internet was slowest in Arkansas, where average speeds were 7.5 mbps.” — Chokshi , Niraj. “These maps show the Internet is getting faster in (almost) every state.” The Washington Post., 30 Sep. 2014.

Not only does a faster internet speed make e-commerce sites more competitive, it makes businesses of all industries more productive, giving them faster access to shared project files allowing for more efficient collaboration.

The Akamai SOTI Report noted that “the global average connection speed increased 21% from the first to second quarter of the year. At 4.6 Mbps, the global average connection speed exceeded the 4 Mbps “broadband” threshold for the first time.”—Akamai SOTI

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Delaware Has the Fastest Internet Speeds Which Makes it a Great State to do Business!
Delaware Has the Fastest Internet Speeds Which Makes it a Great State to do Business!

 


5 Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware

5 Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware

October 14, 2014

5 Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware
5 Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware

The State of Delaware is known as the “Corporate Capital of the World,” due to its incorporation of more than sixty percent of the Fortune 500 companies. There are many reasons Delaware is the perfect state to do business, such as its reputation as a ‘pro-business’ state, proximity to viable markets and accessibility to a highly educated work force.

The state has taken a wide variety of measures to help established small businesses and entrepreneurs take their business from the idea phase to start-up to expansion, making Delaware an excellent choice to start a business.

The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) aids entrepreneurs building a business through various state programs designed to help these start-up businesses develop successfully. DEDO has enabled the success of many small businesses through easy access to incentives, grants and the SSBCI program where businesses receive low interest loans.

Governor Markell has made it part of his agenda “to back small business at every phase of development, with great emphasis on development” –Levin, Alan. “Delaware’s entrepreneurs help drive economy.” delawareonline., 04 Oct. 2014.

5 Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware

Here are Five Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware:

  1. Delaware # 1 in Economic Output Per Job – According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Enterprising States study, Delaware ranked first in the Economic Output Per Job study and fifth in the New Startup Rate study.
  2. Delaware # 1 in Business FriendlinessCNBC’s 2014 America’s Top States for Business ranked Delaware as the most business friendly state.
  3. Delaware #2 in Business Incubation –The Beacon Hill Institute’s 13th annual State Competitiveness Report ranked Delaware second for business incubation in 2013, thanks to programs such as the Emerging Enterprise Center (EEC) of New Castle County Chamber of Commerce (NCCCC) which creates a nurturing environment to help early stage businesses grow, develop and succeed.
  4. The Kauffman FastTrac program ~ A combined effort between DEDO and Delaware Technical Community College, the Kauffman FastTrac program has trained over 300,00 entrepreneurs nationwide by helping them to develop business plans and guides small-business owners who want to take their enterprise to the next level.
  5. State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) The program is designed to enhance access to capital and lower interest rates provided to small business. The plan dedicates $12.1 million to create a new participation program between DEDO, lending institutions and their small business clients and dedicates $1 million to the Delaware Capital Access Program. .

Meanwhile, there a numerous other reasons to do business in Delaware, such as the DEMEP (Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership) that helps ‘forward thinking manufacturers’ to remain competitive, the DWIB (Delaware Workforce Investment Board) that offers ‘Employee Training Grants’ or the Brownfield Assistance Program which provides matching grants to owners and developers in order to encourage the redevelopment within the state.

Are you a Delaware Business that has benefited from one of these various programs? Please share with us your story so Delaware can continue to lift up businesses throughout the state and encourage growth and the entrepreneurial spirit!

5 Top Reasons to do Business in Delaware