TRUSTING HEART BLOOD CENTER
Paramount Welcomes Our Newest Tenant to 7390 France Building
Trusting Heart Blood Center recently opened their first location! They are our newest tenant at 7390 France Ave S, Edina. This is the company’s first blood center and they have plans to open more centers throughout the US. At the new center, Trusting Heart collects blood platelets from volunteers and supply these platelets to local area hospitals. The hospitals desperately need them to save lives. In addition, they pay volunteers for each visit.
For many years, Paramount Real Estate Corporation has managed and leased 7390 France Ave S. Approaching it’s 50th anniversary, the building was in need of updating. That updating included gutting and rebuilding the entire interior of the building. This was done to Trusting Heart’s design and specifications. Therefore, the installation of new mechanical and electrical systems was imperative. This included a new energy management system, LED lighting and a backup generator. Expanding the main entry to the building created a more modern look. The contractor removed the traditional dropped ceilings in areas of the building. As a result, the space is now open to the concrete deck, which was painted black.
The architect created a bright open reception area and adjacent canteen. They did that so Trusting Heart can provide a welcoming atmosphere to its visitors. Each patient donation area is semi-private with comfortable seating and a TV. In addition, fresh paint, landscaping and the installation of window awnings spruced up the exterior of the building. Also, a new illuminated monument sign was installed right in front of the building.
PARAMOUNT MANAGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Lisa Borene, Vice President of Property Management at Paramount served as the owner’s construction manager for the project. She worked closely with the contractor Gardner Buildings to assure that all work was completed on a timely basis.
For more information on Trusting Heart Blood Center and to donate, go to www.trustingheartbloodcenter.com
Thanks to Eric Sheaffer & Matt Friday of CBRE for their assistance on this lease.
Written and Leased By: Fred Hedberg, CCIM, SIOR | Principal