Mt. Bethel, N.J.,  – Pierson Commercial has arranged an 11,856 SF lease on behalf of Apple Montessori Schools at 117 Mt. Bethel Rd. in Warren, N.J. The space was formerly occupied by another daycare. Gary Krauss, director at Pierson Commercial, represented Apple Montessori. The landlord, 117 Mount Bethel Road Associates, LLC, was represented in-house.

“Situated between the major corridors of Route 22 and Interstate 78, this site presents the kind of bucolic, tree-lined setting in keeping with the Montessori method, along with the levels of education and incomes that are a great fit for a best-in-class operator like Apple Montessori,” said Krauss. “In this continuing Covid-19 pandemic environment, it’s heartening to see a healthy childcare company have the ability to step up and serve the community. Toward that end we are aggressively seeking both new sites in Central and Northern New Jersey, and existing schools that fit Apple’s requirements.”

Apple Montessori Schools, which has 15 campuses and a 47-year history, has the largest and longest operating network of Montessori schools in New Jersey. Programs are offered for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years, including summer camps.

“This last year has produced a few opportunities to re-energize childcare operations that, sadly, are closing, leaving the families with no place for their children to go. Our ability to step in and unburden a difficult situation has afforded us a shortened timeline to opening new schools rather than having to build from the ground up,” said Erica Amon, vice president of development for Apple Montessori. “We bring the Apple Montessori level of care and education, which is very highly regarded in the Montessori world. We see it as a win-win.”

About Apple Montessori:

Apple Montessori Schools’ 15 campuses and 47-year history make it the largest and longest operating network of Montessori schools in New Jersey. Their mission is to educate, enrich and inspire children to reach their fullest potential as kind, independent, curious and happy individuals. Each center makes the most of critical early learning by inspiring a lifelong love of learning in a safe and caring environment using the scientifically proven Montessori approach to education. Apple Montessori currently offers programs for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years, including summer camps.

About Pierson Commercial:

Established in 2011, Pierson Commercial is a leading retail-focused commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm providing a full range of acquisition, disposition and leasing services. Headquartered in Marlboro, NJ, with an office in New York City, the company’s broad client base encompasses institutional property holders and multi-faceted real estate developers as well as more than a dozen regional and national retailers with growth strategies targeting the state of New Jersey. In total, Pierson Commercial’s retail leasing and property marketing assignments span over 4 MSF of retail space across major downtown redevelopments, ground-up new construction and existing retail shopping centers.