Last Updated: August 14, 2023

Recent Pearce RE Transaction will Provide New Home to Local Sports Training Facility

Written By: Barbara L. Pearce
Carl G Russell

Barbara L. Pearce, Chair and CEO of Pearce Real Estate, is pleased to announce that Senior Commercial Broker Carl G. Russell represented the buyer in the sale last month of a retail building at 401 Boston Post Road in Orange.

The 29,750-square-foot building on 3.06 acres of land was sold to Tessa Marie Holdings, LLC. The seller, OSJ of Orange, LLC., was represented by Tyler Lyman of True Commercial Real Estate, LLC. in Fairfield.

Half of the building will serve as the new home of The Grind Baseball and Softball Training Facility, while the remaining space will be available for lease. The Grind is currently located at 83 Boston Post Road in Orange. It offers baseball and softball instruction, rental areas for teams and individuals, as well as camps and coaches’ clinics. The training facility’s instruction ranges from hitting, pitching, and catching, to functional strength and conditioning “in a positive, high-energy environment.” The Grind’s coaches have professional experience, they are highly skilled and “most importantly, have an insatiable appetite for baseball and softball,” according to its website.

On its Facebook page, The Grind’s owner and head instructor, Michael Moras, an Orange native, anticipates an early fall move-in date to the new space, which will more than double The Grind’s current facility.

Carl Russell is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He is a nationally known instructor in the CCIM program. In addition, Russell was an assistant adjunct professor of Real Estate at New York University. He is also a past president of the Greater New Haven Association of REALTORS®.

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