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Dedham Medical Associates Breaks Ground on New Health Center in Norwood, MA

Norwood, MA October 21, 2011-- Dedham Medical Associates is pleased to announce the ground breaking for its new health center on Route 1 in Norwood, MA. When opened in March 2013, Dedham Medical Associates will occupy half of the 160,000 square foot building. The other half of the building will be occupied by one of the world’s leading insurance companies, FM Global. Hobbs Brook Management is the developer and owner of the new Norwood building. The building will be built to achieve LEED Silver certification for new core and shell construction by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and will be the first building in Norwood to do so.

Murphy McManus, a Needham, MA based firm specializing in healthcare real estate, is serving Dedham Medical Associates as its broker, development adviser and project manager. As Dedham Medical Associates’ project manager, Murphy McManus will oversee the planning, design, construction, and turnover of the new health center. The new facility will offer adult and pediatric primary care, ob/gyn, dermatology, cardiology, lab and x-ray, plus the additional specialties of surgery, urology, orthopedics, podiatry and optometry.

Murphy McManus’ tenant team includes Steffian Bradley Architects as designer and architect and AHA Consulting Engineers. Hobbs Brook Management’s project team for the landlord’s work includes Margulies Perruzzi Architects, Columbia Construction Company, AHA Consulting Engineers, and Kelly Engineering Group.

About Murphy McManus, LLC

Murphy McManus is a leading, Needham, MA based developer of health care and life science environments for companies and institutions on the leading edge of clinical and scientific innovation. Murphy McManus provides comprehensive real estate services, from strategic planning and financial analysis to transaction management to development management and project control to joint venture ownership.

For more information, please visit www.murphymcmanus.com

About Dedham Medical Associates

Recognized as one of the leading multispecialty care practices in the Greater Boston area, Dedham Medical Associates has been caring for patients for more than 70 years.

Dedham Medical Associates’ offices are conveniently located in Dedham and Norwood, and its physicians work with community-based hospitals and nationally-recognized medical centers in Boston.

Dedham Medical Associates is an affiliate and founding member of Atrius Health.

For more information, please visit www.dedhammedical.com

About Hobbs Brook Management

Hobbs Brook Management currently owns and operates 23 buildings totaling over 3 million square feet in Massachusetts. As both owner and operator, Hobbs Brook Management LLC provides its tenants and their employees with first-class, reliable and fully functional business environments.

For more information, please visit www.hobbsbrook.com.