Located in Northeast Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire along the Merrimack River, just 30 minutes from Boston, the Merrimack Valley was once the textile center of the world and has evolved into a hub of technological manufacturing. The Merrimack Valley currently supports a variety of major industry clusters:
Many businesses are already experiencing all the Merrimack valley has to offer!
Easy Access to Highways and Airports
The accessibility and convenience of the Merrimack Valley has helped create thriving industry in the area. The proximity of Logan International Airport, Manchester Airport, Lawrence Municipal Airport, major highways I-95, I-93 and I-495 make the Merrimack Valley logistically ideal for any business. Coupled with lease-supportive, business-friendly cities and towns, the availability of public and private financing and a diverse, adaptable and well educated workforce, the Merrimack Valley is an ideal environment in which to build a successful, growing business.
Abundant Education Opportunities
The Merrimack Valley holds many opportunities to further education. Merrimack College offers bachelor degree programs, Massachusetts School of Law offers law degrees, and Northern Essex Community College offers a wide variety of liberal arts and professionally focused certificate and degree programs. Northern Essex Community College also has a Center for Business and Industry offering technical and professional development courses.
Public Leaders Focused on Business Expansion
The Workforce Investment Board, created under the Federal Workforce Investment Act in 1988, helps put business in touch with employees and serves as the local hub for information regarding workforce development and business training. Also located in the Merrimack Valley is the Department of Training and Development’s One-Stop Career Center, a resource for both employers and employees.
Wealth of Arts, Culture and Recreation
The Merrimack Valley is filled with unspoiled parks, beaches, harbors, shopping, and historic villages. The entire area is designated as a National Heritage Area. Points of interest include The Addison Gallery of American Art, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Lawrence Heritage State Park, historic Newburyport, and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge as well as community boating on the Merrimack River, coastal beaches across Salisbury, Newbury and Rowley, several golf courses, country clubs, and skiing.
Ozzy Properties’ strength lies in its ability to significantly improve underutilized, distressed or foreclosed properties, returning them to the rental market at aggressive rates. Its portfolio of stabilized properties proves a 90 percent occupancy rate. In the first year of the ownership of Heritage Place in Lawrence, MA, a 300,000 square foot mill complex, the building’s occupancy soared from 15 percent to 70 percent in only 9 months.
The cornerstone of Ozzy Properties’ corporate direction lies in the redevelopment of undervalued mill space. Often, these buildings lie vacant or are misused as warehouse space. Ozzy Properties has recognized with investment and dedication the buildings can be renovated and re-leased as professional office and research and development space. Ozzy Properties boasts several such complexes in Massachusetts.
Ozzy Properties, Inc. was formed in December of 1994 to manage the Washington Place Apartments in Methuen, Massachusetts. Currently OzzyProperties has approximately 2 million square feet of office and retail space and 100 residential units under management. These properties are located in Andover, North Andover, Lawrence, Boston and Methuen, Massachusetts.
Orit moved to the Merrimack Valley in 1991 and shortly thereafter, in 1994, founded Ozzy Properties. Her role in the company includes developing corporate strategies to reposition and revitalize undervalued properties. Orit earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University.
VP, Commercial Real Estate
Ellen has been with Ozzy Properties since July 2000 and is fully accountable for all day to day property operations, overseeing and enhancing the value of the commercial property portfolio. Her primary responsibilities include ensuring our tenant’s long term satisfaction, overseeing major maintenance and capital improvements for all properties and engaging with local municipalities and business leaders as a good corporate citizen. Ellen earned her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.
Justin has been the Controller at Ozzy Properties since 2015. Over the course of his 20 plus years in accounting, he has also worked in the transportation, publishing and consulting industries. Justin earned his BSBA with a concentration in Accounting from Stonehill College and his MBA from Suffolk University.
Bob Bartley is an Electrical Engineer who worked for Western Electric, Excello R&D, and AT&T, after graduating in 1970. In 1985 he became a supervisor and a department head for Lucent with 34 years of experience of which 29 years were at the 1600 Osgood Street facility. In 2004 Bob started working for Ozzy Properties as their Facility Manager adding an additional 13 years of experience at the Osgood Landing site. He currently supervises the operations staff and is the acting Master for the Electricians.
Facility Maintenance Manager
Brian has worked for Ozzy Properties since June 2014. He came to Ozzy with more than 40 years of experience in the HVAC/Refrigeration industry and Facility Operations. He oversees day to day operations and maintenance and consults with facilities staff for all properties.
Sandi has been with Ozzy Properties, Inc. as the property manager of Washington Place Apartments since 1994. She is a Certified National Apartment Leasing Professional. Sandi handles all aspects of leasing and coordinates renovations and projects from quoting to completion. A graduate of Simmons College, Sandi’s background is in communications and public relations.
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Ozzy Properties, Inc. was formed in December of 1994 to manage the Washington Place Apartments in Methuen, Massachusetts. Currently Ozzy Properties has approximately two million square feet of office and retail space and 100 residential units under management. These properties are situated in Andover, North Andover, Lawrence, Boston and Methuen, Massachusetts.
Ozzy Properties is now focused on its newest acquisition, 1600 Osgood Landing. Formerly the Lucent Technologies Merrimack Valley Works building, this facility is now under new ownership and enjoying new positioning as the premier address for industry, commerce, research and development.
- Founded: 1994
- Address: 1600 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845
- Phone: (978) 681-5004
- Web site: www.ozzyproperties.com
- Company: Ozzy Properties, Inc.
- Services: Property management
- Tenants: Click here to view a sample of current tenants
- Institute of Real Estate Management
- Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council