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Mission Autism Clinics Opens First Maryland Location in Silver Spring


Mission Autism Clinics, an autism therapy program, signed a 9,000-square-foot lease at 11921 Bournefield Way, a 46,000-square-foot, single-story, medical office building in Silver Spring, Md., Commercial Observer has learned.

Edge Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord, DSC Partners, in the deal.

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The property is located within WesTech Business Park, a portfolio of five single-story, medical office buildings and four single-story, office buildings totaling 362,000 square feet.

“Our vision is to make quality ABA Therapy services more accessible in the region and partner with the local community in a holistic approach for our families,” Paul DeAngelo Jr., Mission Autism’s CEO, said. “We will be adding multiple job opportunities and will be looking to hire over 40 positions this year from therapy technicians to board certified behavior analysts.” 

Mission Autism’s new clinic is situated less than three miles from the Intercounty Connector and Interstate 95 and less than five miles from Interstate 495 in Montgomery County, making it convenient to Washington, D.C.

It’s adjacent to WesTech Village Center and Orchard Center, which offer a wide range of shopping and dining amenities, and is also close to Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center.

Kenneth Fellows and Robert Pugh, both partners, advisory services for Edge, handled things for the landlord. The two recently teamed on Capital Digestive Care’s 21,000-square-foot lease in the same building. Currently, 16,000 square feet remain vacant.

“This is the first location for Mission Autism Clinics in Maryland, and the group conducted considerable research and performed extensive due diligence in its site selection process,” Pugh said. “11921 Bournefield Way emerged as the winner of the real estate competition, based on its proximity to major highways and inclusion in an extremely densely populated section of Montgomery County. It was extremely important to specify a site that was convenient for families to visit on a daily basis.”