Welcome ARK Pain Management to the Beiler-Campbell Business Center

photo 4cropARK Spine Care & Pain Management offers the most comprehensive non-operative pain management care available. Dr. Jha is a triple board certified (Pain management, Neurology, Psychiatry) physician who is dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards and providing the highest quality of healthcare while striving to deliver pain relief for her patients.

Chronic pain is a complex condition with multiple layers of challenges, many which unfortunately are invisible to others except for the person suffering. It often has multiple facets to its presentation ranging from physical and emotional to social factors. Unfortunately, very commonly, chronic pain goes untreated or under-treated in our society.
Given the complexity, the essence of comprehensive pain management at ARK Spine Care & Pain Management includes a multimodal approach, which includes different modalities spanning from physical therapy, medications, psychological treatments if indicated, and injections. Reliance on only one modality may result in minimal or partial improvements. Our ultimate goal is to improve our patient’s level of functioning and pain scores in the most compassionate and safe way.

Providing the most advanced medical approaches and highest quality of pain management, Dr. Jha strives to work with patients to develop a plan of care that best meets the needs of each individual. She evaluates patients with a variety of pain problems and devises a carefully thought out treatment plan according to each unique pain problem. Implementing interventional and non-interventional therapies of pain management to deliver effective comprehensive care, ARK Spine Care & Pain Management provides the highest quality of non-operative pain management available.

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Airbnb: Innovative or Illegal?

GavelThe jury is still out on this one…literally. Airbnb is facing off against New York City’s attorney general, Eric T. Schniederman for the right to exist. Strong opinions are doing the dance, as property owners and managers claim that this is a major security, safety and management issue. The legitimate tenants’ safety and security are considered as compromised by Airbnb “vagrants” taking up residence in their buildings for an unknown period of time with no signed rules of engagement.

The property owners are screaming because they aren’t even made aware these strangers are in their buildings.  Suburban Airbnb’ers have HOA’s and neighbors up in arms alike. Mr. Schniederman seems to be “loaded for bear”, as he has subpoenaed Airbnb users detailed contact information and usage details. Well, Airbnb has apparently wiped out quite a few of the NYC online innkeepers in a perceived act of compliance and showmanship. A good move, since it is alleged that 2/3rd of the listings in New York City were in violation of the law. Another crucial item of dispute is the loss of tax revenue. Oh yes, the tax man has his hand out and Airbnb users are not paying up. That’s an issue that the government is not taking lightly. But NYC officials aren’t the only ones that are outraged at this newcomer. NYCThe hospitality industry sees Airbnb as a viable threat to the industry. Hotel chains have struggled with maintaining costs, the evidence thereof in the rise in rates around 20% within the last few years. In their opinion, it is a hit to the tourism industry as a whole. Oh, lest we forget the Airbnb “victims” that assume “reasonable risk” of which Airbnb assumes no responsibility should your arranged sub-let go awry . Neglected users are coming out of the woodwork, becoming quite a PR risk. As of late, Airbnb is said to have tried to make amends by a request to become a sanctioned hotel entity and pay their share of those taxes and change the way NYC officials, property owners and neighborhoods view their service.  They are swinging an approximate $21 million in front of lawmakers as a pendulum symbolizing prosperous success for everyone involved. NYC..ball’s in your court…courtroom that is. Some say that money can fix anything.  Good luck Airbnb…we think you might need it.

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And the winning category is…

Distribution CenterEveryone is speculating, forecasting, throwing their opinions up against the wall to see what sticks in regard to 2014 and what it holds for the commercial real estate industry. Realistic observations made by many in #cre present the industrial category as the contender for 2014. When serious Commercial Real Estate Investors were polled and they cited “warehousing” as a hot commodity and a leading performer.

This is a natural response to the retail industry’s desire to move the distributable goods closer to metro areas for effortless dissemination. There are new players trying their hand at the e-commerce game. It’s not just for the colossal behemoths like Amazon.com. Oh no sir or madam. Little mom and pop shops are bellying up and saying, “pour me some of what he’s having”. The warehouse industry doesn’t have to thank their lucky stars. They need to be thanking the retail industry not only getting them back on their feet, but in running shape once again.

As you may have guessed, development has increased in reply to the shout-out for logistics for the e-commerce business models. While our brick and mortar stores limp along, the fulfillment centers are exceeding expectations. Maybe, just maybe this will provide a much-needed boost for the commercial construction industry as well. They are still attempting to recover from their fall from glory in 2007. Watch for potential cost increases in materials, services and land. Welcome to the new age of retail, people. Tech forward, mobile friendly and innovative.

Chester County US1 – The Next Frontier

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According to the CCEDC (Chester County Economic Development Council) a new CCEDC-led taskforce has been created to facilitate new business along the US1 corridor from Kennett Square and traveling Southbound to the Maryland line. This is our backyard folks. We are excited and anticipating the opportunities this poses for the Southern Chester County business community, not to mention the Commercial Real Estate biz in our local region.

Representatives from a dozen municipalities have come together to brainstorm and create a “draw” to this specific area of the Greater Delaware Valley. Within the next ten years, they estimate 3 million sf of commercial real estate to be in the project development stages.

The foremost hurdle they must bound is targeting the issues that hinder new growth and interest. Pinpointing those ball-and-chains is paramount before moving forward with new marketing and splash about Chester County. Key infrastructure challenges include public transportation, sewer and water utilities, affordable housing, land planning and the overall approval process. Without a coordinated effort by all key parties, we lose countless opportunities to other states. Jobs and revenue cast away for naught. Agencies working together, efficiencies in executing new utility extensions honed and innovative implementations by the local leadership would all be integral portions of this new “plan” as I see it.

We do have positive attributes going for us. Large thriving companies have made their home here. They include:

  • Herrs Corporation
  • Dansko Corporation
  • Everfast
  • Dole Mushroom
  • Flowers Foods/Tasty Baking Oxford
  • Genesis Health Care
  • W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Neuchatel Chocolates dba Confiseurs, Inc.
  • Leading Edge Composites, Inc.
  • Pollert Plastic Systems
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals

We look forward to new possibilities, challenges and successes for the Southern Chester County corridor and are very proud to be a part of the transformation of a new portal of flourishing business and industry.

Sandy and CRE – Friends or Foes?

As both families and sand continue to be moved back to their rightful home and power companies from all over the east coast and beyond desperately work all hours to restore normalcy for many, the northeast is still very much in “limbo”.  I attended a conference this past weekend at the Wilmington DoubleTree. I broke away for a moment for a cup of caffeine and to my amazement the lobby was filled to the rafters and all the way back to the sports bar with Georgia Power technicians, ready to get a short-night’s rest before a commute to Jersey the following day, which was sure to be a long one. A Facebook friend posted that they might be able to get to work, but probably would get stuck there because they didn’t have enough gas to get home. Most of the pumps are closed. While it has been a boost for labor and materials markets, even our own local Toll Brothers Developers could face increased labor costs according to Bloomberg, being that the demand is so high.

Who can forget the sight of the crane atop the One57 building, dangling like a toy 75 feet above the 57th and 6th? The AC resorts and casinos took a front row seat at the storm’s eye. There are reports of major property damage and power loss. According to the National RE Investor, every day the casinos are closed, they suffer a $5M loss, not to mention all the employees out of work.  The loss estimates are changing as often as Pippa Middleton at a book signing.  The financial and retail districts of NYC seem to be coming back in an expedited fashion. Many companies are taking a closer look at their property insurance coverage, especially that section on “business interruption”. Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities were delayed as well. 

Jersey Strong, PA Proud and New York Non-Stop are holding their own, but it will take time, man-hours and a boat-load of money. While the real estate industry as a whole has experienced an uptick in prices due to low inventory and lack of ongoing development, the short-term predictions are a an “idling”, not a put it in park and come back later and see if it starts. If all goes according to historic trends, we may see a boost 2nd quarter of 2013. I think I speak for all when I say, “Bring it on!”