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Hitchcock & Sons, Inc. Purchase 21,137± SF East Gainesville Office Building

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Hitchcock & Sons, Inc. Invests in East Gainesville

Gainesville, Fla. – April 5, 2022 – Colliers International’s GNV Commercial Advisory Team has successfully represented Hitchcock & Sons, Inc., the Buyer, in the purchase of a 21,137± SF office building in East Gainesville at 2181 SE Hawthorne Road in Gainesville, Florida. The Seller, Concept Development, Inc. was represented by Swift Creek Realty and Avison Young. The transaction closed on March 28, 2022.

This 21,137± SF stand-alone office building was built in 2019 and serves as the home to Merieux NutriSciences - - a food testing and consulting service to companies across the nation’s southeast region. This building is Hitchcock & Sons’ newest Gainesville property purchase as they continue to expand their commercial real estate footprint in the area. Colliers is excited to assist companies such as Hitchcock & Sons, Inc. with their commercial real estate investment portfolios and to be a part of the economic growth of East Gainesville.

“This facility, along with the existing long-term tenant, perfectly fits for the goals and objectives of the buyer.  Investments in the Community are part of the buyer’s culture. Our office is grateful to have been the transactional broker to assist the buyer in this transaction. Congratulations to Hitchcock & Sons, Inc. on a successful real estate purchase.” 
- Rory Causseaux, Colliers GNV Commercial Advisory Team
“It has been a pleasure to continue working with Rory Causseaux and Colliers to expand our commercial real estate portfolio here in the Gainesville community. We are excited about adding another great property and hopefully more to come in the future.”
- Alan and Jake Hitchcock, Hitchcock & Sons, Inc.

Colliers GNV Commercial Advisory Team can be reached at 352-420-9889 and on social medial @ColliersGville.


For further information please contact:
Debbie Wilkinson
Phone: 352-420-9889

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