Commercial driver education, training and evaluation services company 160 Driving Academy said it selected Old Bridge-based R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC as its exclusive Garden State real estate representative.
The Evanston, Ill.-based company—which already operates schools in Lincroft, Newton, Penns Grove, and Trenton—is looking to build its presence in New Jersey and is seeking to buy or lease sites with approximately 1.5 acres of land in all parts of the state.
“Sites should include an existing building of at least 1,500 square feet for the classroom or be zoned to accommodate construction of a new building of that size,” said Alexis Fiore, sales associate and account manager at the brokerage. “The schools can be located in warehouse/industrial, commercial or retail areas, as well as absorb excess space on community or four-year college campuses.”
In just over seven years, 160 Driving Academy has grown to operate 48 commercial driver’s license schools and driver assessment centers nationwide. The company opened its first New Jersey location at Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft campus in 2014.
“At a time when there is robust demand for commercial drivers, we are pleased to have been selected by this innovative company to help expand their footprint in New Jersey,” said Fiore. “Schools like 160 Driving Academy are integral to helping those seeking good long-term employment in the wake of the current pandemic.”