AAA East Central signs lease for Hanover Office Plaza

The organization will move from its office at 1020 W. Hamilton St. in Allentown to a suite in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

AAA East Central will relocate all of its 50 employees from the Allentown site within the next couple of months to the new site, said Theresa Podguski, director of legislative affairs for AAA East Central.

The West Hamilton Street building is for sale for $1.9 million.

Jody King, vice president of CBRE in Upper Macungie Township represented the landlord, Hanover Plaza Associates, in the signing of the lease for AAA East Central, which will occupy 13,043 square feet in Hanover Office Plaza, a four-story building on Macron Boulevard in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

Right now, the company is building out their space, King said.

“They were looking for something easily accessible,” King said. “From a fit-out standpoint, it worked out well for them.”

The new space offers a more compact working environment and provides common areas for employees to work together, Podguski said.

“After looking at several options, it made sense to relocate rather than renovate this building,” Podguski said. “It’s more conducive to future flexibility.”

She said there would be no interruption in services to members and AAA will continue to have five locations in Eastern Pennsylvania.

The entire building is 103,700 square feet and has eight office suites available, King said.

In the past year, King helped land four other tenants, U.S. Medical Staffing Inc., Trinity Solar, Vector Marketing and BCY Testing Solutions Inc. to the building.

Workers recently completed new improvements to the building, including mechanical upgrades and lobby enhancements.

James Yarish, vice president of Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis, represented AAA in the transaction.

Brian Pedersen
Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4108.

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