Plainview-based developer Rechler Equity Partners has landed the first tenant for a planned $10.8 million addition to its developing business complex in Westhampton Beach.
A.D.S. Management, a Riverhead-based produce distribution company with operations along the East Coast, will be expanding and relocating its headquarters into 30,000 square feet at 215 Roger’s Way, the third building at Rechler Equity’s Hampton Business District industrial park project at Francis S. Gabreski Airport. The 65,776-square-foot, U-shaped building is expected to be complete early next spring.
“A.D.S. Management has evolved and expanded quite significantly over the past several decades, but our company has always kept its roots on Long Island’s East End,” Andrew Pollak, chief executive of A.D.S. Management, said in a statement. “When we learned of the new space being developed at 215 Roger’s Way, we knew it would be the ideal place to establish our new headquarters.”
The company has been in operation on Long Island for more than 70 years.
The new building, which features a mix of office and industrial space, was designed to accommodate smaller companies, said Mitchell Rechler, managing partner at Rechler Equity. While A.D.S. will occupy roughly half the space, the remaining units will be tailored to smaller, local firms, he said.
“We were getting feedback from the community that people were loving what we were doing there but we couldn’t accommodate smaller users,” Rechler said. He added that the smaller spaces will double as a type of “incubator” allowing smaller firms to grow into the park’s larger spaces over time.
In August, Rechler Equity received final approval from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency for tax benefits for the new building, which is the third of an eventual nine buildings planned for the Hamptons Business District. To date, the company has constructed two buildings – 200 and 220 Roger’s Way – at the park.
Rechler Equity broke ground on the park’s first building in 2014. Southampton-based cookie baker Tate’s, AC Lighting & Electrical Supplies of Smithtown and national HVAC equipment distributor Carrier Enterprises are tenants of the building at 220 Roger’s Way. Suffolk County owns the airport and surrounding 50 acres.