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Lincoln, Nebraska (February 6, 2012)
NAI FMA Realty and Assurity Life Insurance Company are proud to announce that The Physician Network has signed a long-term lease to occupy 25,597 square feet on the fifth floor of Assurity’s new headquarters, a 175,000 square foot Class A office building on the eastern edge of downtown Lincoln. Dr. Kent Reckewey, Chief Executive Officer of The Physician Network said, “The Physician Network has nearly doubled in size this past year, and the Assurity building will be the right fit for us as we continue to grow to better care for our patients.”
The Physician Network was established in 1994 to strategically support the Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals in Nebraska, including Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center and Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln; Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island; Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney; and St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Nebraska City. Presently, The Physician Network comprises more than 50 primary, specialty and urgent care practice sites throughout Nebraska and is a wholly owned subsidiary corporation of Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest Catholic health-care system. The new office in the Assurity Center will be ready for occupancy in February 2012.
Assurity began construction on the $53 million project in September 2009 and employees were able to move in early December 2011. “We’re thrilled to have The Physician Network as a tenant in the Assurity Center,” said Bill Schmeeckle, Assurity’s vice president, chief investment officer. “They are a high quality organization and a perfect fit for the Assurity Center profile.”
Chris Vasek and Hank Woods of NAI FMA brokered the lease on behalf of Assurity and John Hyland of NAI FMA represented The Physician Network.
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ABOUT ASSURITY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Assurity Life serves customers across the nation, offering disability income, critical illness, accident and life insurance, annuities and specialty insurance plans through its representatives and worksite distribution.
The Downtown Lincoln Association announced their 2011 Downtown Impact Award receipients at their annual luncheon today. The recipients were:
- Significant Development – Speedway Properties for their work on the Salvation Army building at 8th & P Streets
- Business Leadership Award – Broadcast House
- Downtown Champion Award – Kent Seacrest
- Young Entrepreneur Award – Matel Rokke, Tsuru
- Downtown Visionary Award – Anne Burkholder
Congratulations to all of you! Your commitment and vision has made downtown Lincoln thrive!
Congratulations to Nebraska Rural Electric Association, WRK LLC, Monte Froehlich, Lincoln is a Music City, Tafe and Davide Bergo, Mayor Chris Beutler and Dick Campbell on their Downtown Impact Awards today!
Check out the DLA website for video interviews and photos!
Downtown Lincoln has been selected as the Downtown of the Month by the International Downtown Association for March 2010. Downtowns are selected by the amount of revitalization that is taking place. Congratulations to DLA for all of their hard work!
If you are looking for a small retail shop in downtown, come take a tour! This street retail space consists of 830 square feet and great visibility! The space is next to the Rocco Theatre and east of the Wells Fargo Center. Contact Marc Snow, NAI FMA Realty at 441-5819 for more information.
We heard from a reliable source that Qdoba Mexican Grill is opening a downtown location next to Panera Bread at 12th & P Streets. This will make their second location for Lincoln.
Qdoba’s website states they have been around for 14 years and in 2009 they planned to build more corporate-owned restaurants than in any year in their history. With the economy as it was, curious if that happened.
Thought it might be interesting to note that two properties downtown are now owned by B & J Partnership, one of the top ten largest property owners in Lincoln. The two properties are the former Speer Auto at 926 L Street and 1226 P Street where WC’s is at and Holway Tux had been. Holway is now closed and available for lease. WC’s appears still open.
Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska announced its plans to build a $15 million, 45,000 square foot facility next to its existing headquarters in downtown Lincoln. Farmers Mutual currently owns the property on the full block bounded by 12th, 13th, and K Street and Lincoln Mall. The new building is planned to face 13th Street but no timetable has been set for construction.
For those pizza lovers, I heard today that Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria will be taking over Planet Sub’s space on P Street. Lincoln is blessed with excellent downtown pizza options which include Yia Yia’s, Valentino’s, Old Chicago, Lazzari’s, Suite 1 Pub & Pizza, Spaghetti Works and Papa John’s. I say grab a fork and try a piece!
A sign indicated something new coming to former D’Leons/former Taco Bueno space. Maybe Planet Sub?? Just a thought.