Gaithersburg, MD – Medical professionals on the hunt for high-quality space in Montgomery County will have a new option come next spring.

Scheer Partners, the leading provider of fully integrated commercial real estate services for the health science industry in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas, announces today that Guardian Realty Investors has hired the Rockville-based company to market its 50,549-square-foot building at 501 North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg.

By March 31 of 2012, Kaiser Permanente is slated to consolidate its area operations into a separate 200,00-square-foot facility in Gaithersburg, leaving behind 35,000 square feet of fully improved medical-office space at 501 North Frederick Avenue.

Scheer Partners Vice President Nate Crowe and Associate Jamie Rash are handling the marketing duties for 501 North Frederick Avenue. Says Bill Carbaugh, senior vice president of leasing for North Bethesda-based Guardian Realty Investors, “We selected Scheer Partners to lease 501 North Frederick Avenue because of their local expertise in medical and lab space, and the high quality and integrity of their agents.”

Crowe and Rash say they are initially targeting pediatricians, dermatologists, internal-medicine professionals, and obstetricians/gynecologists, among others, to make use of the current medical suites that Kaiser Permanente will vacate. Imaging centers, primary-care physicians and surgery centers could also benefit from the existing infrastructure and occupy this building with minimal construction costs.

The landlord will break up the available space as tenants are secured, though the architect has identified potential suites ranging in size from 1,300 square feet to an entire 17,000-square-foot floor, Rash says.

“We are excited that Guardian Realty Investors has selected us to market and lease this medical facility in Gaithersburg,” Rash says. “We are confident that 501 North Frederick Avenue will attract a great deal of interest from medical professionals wanting to take advantage of the infrastructure already in place, rather than incur large out-of-pocket expenses to construct adequate utilities, such as electrical work and plumbing.”