NOTTINGHAM, MD—Celebree School, which presently operates 34 early childhood education and care centers throughout Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania, has acquired 8029 Corporate Drive for $3 million. The group intends to relocate its corporate headquarters, and approximately 50 employees, to the single-story building, located in Nottingham/White Marsh (21236), by first quarter 2023.
Sean Langford, Vice President of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC represented the buyer and Kyle Bell, Vice President of Leasing at Lincoln Property Group represented the seller in this sales transaction. The building was delivered in 1988.
Founded in 1994, Celebree School provides childcare and early learning programs, as well as camp sessions during the summer to children of all ages through its network of franchise and company-owned and operated sites. The school offers curriculum programs aligned with the Maryland State Department of Education’s focus on Early Childhood Education and incorporates STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) into every daily lesson. Child care programs are suitable for children ranging from six weeks to school age and are designed for personal, social, language and physical development. All locations are locally-owned and staffed by degreed teachers.
Celebree School intends to grow to 150 schools in its network over the next three years. The company currently operates 26 corporate schools and eight franchise locations, with an additional 70 franchise licenses in various stages of development.
“This move represents a homecoming of sorts given my upbringing in and extreme familiarity of the White Marsh area and, given the tremendous amenities and proximity to major highways, this location is also ideal for both existing and future employees,” explained Richard Huffman, Founder, President and CEO of Celebree School. “Taking occupancy of a new space allows the opportunity to custom-design the interior to our exact specifications, and we plan to create an innovative and empowering workplace environment. By controlling the entire building, we can make real estate decisions that positively impact our employees and we will have sufficient room to bring all of our different corporate brands under one roof. Creating new synergies and simplifying communication processes were among the major drivers of this move.”
8029 Corporate Drive overlooks I-95 and is located within close proximity to both MD Route 43 and I-695.
“Celebree School has built an extremely well-known and respected brand and this building provides the space they need for additional corporate growth for the foreseeable future,” explained Sean Langford of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services. “The childcare and school category are growing in importance as families place extreme priority in finding a reliable and high-quality provider that brings them peace of mind and enables them to comfortably perform their important functions doing the day. Celebree School has successfully demonstrated its leadership position in the industry and, with this purchase, now has full control of its corporate real estate.”
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