Fernecrest Independent Living Campus

Benchmark Real Estate partnered with Messiah Lifeways to develop a satellite independent living campus on an 85-acre greenfield site. Phase I of the project includes a 98,000 SF three-story apartment building with various community spaces, a fitness room, café, and outdoor terrace, and 75 single and duplex cottages. Campus amenities include walking paths throughout the property leading to the bordering creek, pavilions, and plenty of natural green space. In Phase 2, another three-story apartment building, 67 single and duplex cottages, clubhouse with fitness and amenity spaces will be constructed with the property’s repurposed historic barn materials will be added.

Real Estate Services:

  • Site evaluation and selection
  • Proformas
  • Sensitivity analyses
  • Brokerage services
  • Master Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Development Budgets
  • Development Schedule & Management
  • Market Studies
  • Stakeholder Consensus
  • Design Team Selection
  • Grant Writing
  • Disposition & Financing Strategies

Project Info

  • Location: New Cumberland, PA
  • Client: Messiah Lifeways
  • Architect: RLPS
  • Square Footage: 98,000
  • Expertise: Design-Build, Preconstruction
  • Sector: Senior Living

Key Team Members

  • Mike S. Callahan

    Vice President of Real Estate Development
  • Devin Learn

    Real Estate Development Executive
  • Kevin Kegarise

    Vice President of Senior Living
  • Andy Gilburg

    Senior Preconstruction Project Manager
  • Kevin Zimmerman

    Senior Project Estimator

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