“Real Development just has failed to … live up to their promises,” says Anne Duncan, CASA’s executive director, referring to the owner of CASA’s current building.
Duncan says there are maintenance issues, such as an elevator that has had repeated problems, and Real Development is “not being very attentive to those types of things.”
Neither Michael Elzufon nor Dave Lundberg of Real Development returned calls for comment.
Duncan says the move, which will happen July 28, will give CASA 2,640 square feet compared to its current 1,600 square feet.
“We need more space and a place to do training,” Duncan says. “That’s one of our big considerations.”
The nonprofit trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in court.
“We’re just really excited to be able to deliver all of our training on site,” Duncan says.
Larry Weber of Builders Inc. handled the deal.
CASA will move into the Kiva at the Garvey Center, which is across from Papa John’s Pizza.
Duncan says she’s pleased that CASA can remain centrally located “without fighting for parking.”