Kyle McKechnie of NAI Keystone is in search of a new building owner after Baker College leaves Reading

About 18 months ago, Baker College announced it was opening its first school outside of Michigan in Reading. Shortly after, moving vans pulled up outside the Baker College building at 606 Court Street to begin moving the school out.

Campus Director, Tony Vuckovich, said that Baker was optimistic in contributing to the education of Reading and Berks County students when they arrived here last year. Baker College chose Reading as its first campus outside Michigan due to their specialized curriculum for retraining displaced autoworkers for careers in education, information and technology, medicine, business and other growing disciplines.

Baker bought the building for approximately $1 million in 2015. The property then underwent significant renovations and improvements less than 2 years ago when the college put $2.5 million into the building.

With the building now vacant, Kyle McKechnie is in search of a new owner for the 26,360 SF office building located in the heart of downtown Reading.

“While it is disappointing to see a strong organization such as Baker College leave town, this also creates opportunity for an investor or company to acquire a Class A asset in the downtown Reading market. The property’s optimal placement adjacent to the courthouse, the Berks County Services Center and the Court Street parking garage makes this a coveted location.”, stated McKechnie regarding the situation.

The building is ideally suited for law firms, non-profits and companies routinely doing business in the courthouse or services center. The main entrance is off Court Street with the rear of the building having multiple entrance points via the common courtyard.

The property is fully handicapped accessible to all floors, adjacent to a public parking garage, and nearby to all downtown amenities.

For more information on this listing please contact Kyle McKechnie by phone at 610.370.8522 or email at