Lipo Spa Expanding to Riverhill Center in Latham

Fat Reduction/Weight Loss Center Plans to Make Albany Its Corporate Training Facility, Call Center

LATHAM, N.Y. (February 16, 2016) — Regional developer First Columbia today announced that Lipo Spa (, a non-invasive fat reduction and weight loss center, has expanded into a much larger and newly renovated clinic at 1205 Troy Schenectady Road at Riverhill Center.

The company, which offers an array of FDA-cleared fat reduction technologies, custom-designed weight loss products and nutritional programs, will take space formerly occupied by Aerotek, a provider of technical, professional and industrial staffing services. Aerotek has grown into First Columbia’s newest building within the park, 1207 Troy Schenectady Road.

“Lipo Spa is growing fast,” said CEO Christophe Marin, explaining that the company recently opened a second office in Syracuse and plans a third site in Buffalo in the coming weeks. “We currently have four employees in Albany and will be hiring up to four more laser technicians, aestheticians and another administrative positions in the next 30 days. Additional staff is planned and our goal is to make the Albany office the corporate training facility and call center for all of our future offices.”

“Troy Schenectady is centrally located,” said Marin, whose business was formerly located at 38A Old Sparrowbush Road in Latham. “Its ample parking provides us with greater capacity to treat clients in a clinical setting with our latest non-surgical fat reduction technologies.”

“We are delighted to welcome Lipo Spa to Riverhill Center,” said First Columbia Partner Deb Mikhitarian-Russell. “The company’s arrival leaves only a few vacancies at 1201 and 1207. Their business helps to create a nice tenant mix.

“Since our purchase of the Riverhill Center it has been rewarding to see the surrounding area developing which has created great synergy that is continually attracting quality tenants along Troy Schenectady Road,” said Mikhitarian-Russell.
“Local businesses have access to more than 7,000 business professionals within a one-mile radius, while Troy Schenectady Road has an annual average daily traffic count of 32,440.”

The 17-acre office park, which served as the local headquarters of Kaiser Permanente until 1999 when the California-based health insurer left the Capital Region, features numerous high-profile tenants, including iHeart Media, Inc. and Northwestern Mutual.

In 2015, First Columbia added a new 22,225-square-foot, mixed-use building to the park, giving those who work there convenient on-site amenities. The two-story building at 1207 Troy Schenectady Road features tenants such as 1st Advantage Dental, Ballston Spa National Bank and Garden Bistro 24, a casual restaurant serving classic French bistro-inspired food in a comfortable setting.

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