BRONX, NY – Simone Healthcare Development has appointed real estate industry veteran Joshua J. Gopan as Director of Leasing of the firm’s flagship development, the Hutchinson Metro Center, a 42-acre Class A office campus located in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.  Joseph Simone, President of Simone Development Companies, made the announcement.
In his new position, Mr. Gopan will head-up the leasing department at Simone’s Hutchinson Metro Center, and have hands-on involvement in the broad array of owner/developer disciplines exercised in creating and growing a portfolio of Class A office, hospitality and national-name retail properties.  Additionally, Gopan is part of the Simone team dedicated to solving the ever changing real estate needs of hospitals and medical groups in the tri-state area.   
A graduate of the University of Connecticut’s School of Business, Gopan earned a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Urban Economics in 2002. He began his career at Colliers International, a major worldwide real estate advisory company, as a leasing specialist, achieving great success as a commercial leasing broker and rising to the level of Managing Director, representing many of the region’s prominent real estate owners.
“I was attracted to Simone Development’s long record of success as an owner and developer,” said Gopan. “Simone is one of the most active developers in the tri-state region, and is on the cutting-edge of site selection, acquisition, design, construction and management of state-of-the-art facilities for today’s office, industrial, medical and retail users.”
The Hutchinson Metro Center campus offers a wide range of Class A office and medical space as well as retail space under development at the Metro Center Atrium mixed-use complex now under construction. The complex is a destination location for office, medical, industrial and retail tenants seeking space for lease. The first two phases of the complex (1200 Waters Place and 1250 Waters Place), which comprise nearly 750,000 square feet of Class A office and medical space, are fully leased.  Two additional phases totaling 650,000 square feet (the 370,000-square-foot Metro Center Atrium and 280,000-square-foot Tower Two, adjacent to 1250 Waters Place), are currently under development. Simone Development Companies also offers tenants state-of-the-art space in affiliated properties located throughout the Bronx and Westchester County.