Little Leaves signs trio of leases in suburban DC – Business Watcher


Small leaf behavioral services, a company that offers applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for children with the autism spectrum, is expanding to three locations in the Washington, DC metro area.

The three leases are with the owner and the owner Properties of Saint-Jean, who own over 21 million square feet of lab, office, retail and warehouse space.

“St. John has facilities that allow us to build Little Leaves centers to our exact specifications,” Marina Major, president of Little Leaves, told Commercial Observer. “They took our design specifications to include the finishes and are able to design and build exactly what we were looking for to better serve our customers. “

The Silver Spring, Maryland-based company leased 7,323 square feet of space to 254 Najoles Road, a 30,240 square foot single-storey building in the I-97 Business Park, a 67-acre business community in Millersville, Virginia. She plans to move in by the end of the year.

Little Leaves also inked 9,000 square feet at 1840 York Road in Yorkridge South Center, a 38,985 square foot R&D building in Timonium, Md., which it will move into in the first quarter of 2022.

Little Leaves has also taken over a sublet of 5,520 square feet of space to 21000 Ashburn Crossing Drive in Ashburn crossing, a 29,040 square foot mixed-use community in Ashburn, Virginia.

“We are honored that Little Leaves has selected several locations and spaces from our portfolio as they expand into new geographies,” Sean doordan, executive vice president, leasing and acquisitions of St. John Properties, said in a prepared statement. “The design of our buildings matches exactly the requirements of their use and we believe this will contribute to their long-term success in these new markets. “

Overall, Little Leaves now operates eight locations across Maryland, Virginia and Florida, with rental commitments for five additional locations.

“Our vision is to have high quality ABA in the communities where our families live and work,” Major said. “By expanding our footprint and filling out the map in our home areas, it allows us to offer more options that are closer to current and new families.”

Cushman and Wakefield‘s Fernando Nunez and Andrew Smith represented Little Leaves Behavioral Services, while Stephanie Caronna of St. John Properties represented the owner in the I-97 Business Park transaction; Michael Bags of St. John Properties represented the owner and Matt Melnick of Cushman and Wakefield represented the tenant in the Yorkridge Center South lease; and Patty Brun of Marathon Real Estate Group represented the tenant in the Ashburn Crossing transaction, with Danny Foit from St. John Properties which takes care of things for the owner.

Keith Loria can be contacted at [email protected].


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