Real Estate Inverstor MBA Podcast, Episode 6: Garett Vassel – Real Estate Developer

Developer Garett Vassel, and his company Optima Durant Group, is bringing his large development experience, where he worked for one of the largest publicly traded REITs in the county (AvalonBay Communities), to the Lehigh Valley.

Listen to this episode as Garett eloquently discusses why the Lehigh Valley is such a great market and he passionately walks us through the development of The Commodore building. You do not want to miss this episode!

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With his “Gateway to Easton” project approved and moving forward, the City of Easton is receiving a gem with the The Commodore building. It is large development project totaling 91,500 square feet along the Delaware River, at Northampton Street and Larry Holmes Drive, The Commodore is an adaptive reuse of the former Kaplan’s building at 100 Northampton St. with a new, eight-story addition. It overlooks the confluence of the Lehigh and the Delaware Rivers and is adjacent to the Easton Farmers’ Market.

The plans approved by the City of Easton Zoning Hearing Board include 32 apartments, two ground-level retail spaces, 17,000 square feet of office space on the mezzanine/second floor and a 6,560 square-foot rooftop restaurant/bar.

Check out the pictures on Garett’s company’s website of the proposed plans. They are absolutely stunning.

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