SIMONE HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT GROUP
For more than 25 years, Simone Healthcare Development Group, a division of Simone Development Cos., has partnered
with healthcare providers to create turnkey ambulatory medical facilities in the New York metro area, with more than
two million square feet of healthcare and medical office space created.
The company establishes long-term relationships with healthcare providers that encompass every aspect of locating, designing, building and operating a new facility. By undertaking expansion in partnership with Simone Healthcare Development, healthcare providers reduce their expenditures on real estate services, freeing up capital for investments
in technology, personnel, and other resources that enhance their core businesses.
Simone specializes in creating custom-designed, leading-edge healthcare facilities,
offering a comprehensive range of services including design, finance, construction and
management. The company is dedicated to the preservation and re-use of existing properties, often stripping them down to their steel bones to create state-of-the-art facilities
which meet the changing needs of healthcare providers. Their services have allowed some
of the region’s leading health care providers to concentrate on what they do best—
providing medical care—while Simone handles what it does best, which is site selection, acquisition, development and management of these facilities.
The firm recently completed the reconstruction of an aban-
doned botanical research center in Yonkers to create the new
Boyce Thompson Center, a modern 85,000-square-foot complex
built on the site of the former Boyce Thompson Institute. The
historic Boyce Thompson building, which was built in the 1920s,
was restored to its original character in the $35 million project,
which broke ground in June 2015 and was completed in 20
months. This year, BOMA Westchester recognized the Boyce
Thompson Center with its 2018 Building of the Year Award.
Simone’s executive team—which includes presidents Joseph
Simone and Guy Leibler, as well as chief operating officer
Joseph Kelleher—have received a number of honors for their
contributions to the medical and business communities in
which they operate.
healthcare real estate throughout the country. He has personally overseen the
development of more than 1. 6 million square feet of real estate in 12 states,
representing project costs of approximately $325 million.
The company’s vice chairman, Lawrence Juran, is responsible for development and construction of all projects, company-wide. During his tenure with
Rendina, he has developed more than two million square feet of space, including
medical, commercial and mixed-use projects. Michael Rendina, vice chairman
and CIO, brings more than 12 years of experience in finance and operations to
the organization. He is responsible for raising and structuring debt and equity
capital and maintaining the company’s relationships with institutional lenders
and equity partners. Stephen Barry, president, forms and maintains close relationships with health systems and physician groups nationwide, tailoring solutions for clients that focus on ambulatory strategy and market share growth. He
also creates and executes Rendina’s growth strategy for expansion into new
markets, and forges partnerships with real estate services firms.
Joseph Kelleher Guy Leibler