Lease Beat

City Inks 233,000 SF Lease in Queens Atrium Renewal, Expansion

The New York City Department of Design and Construction has renewed and expanded its space at The Feil Organization’s Queens Atrium at 30-30 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens with a 233,000-square-foot lease.  

The 15-year agreement, signed by the City of New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services on behalf of the DDC, renews the department’s 210,000 square feet and adds an additional 23,000.

QueensAtrium“Dealing with the unique demands of a governmental agency can always be challenging,” said Randall Briskin, Feil’s VP of Leasing, who represented the landlord, in a statement. “This deal was long and arduous, but all parties rose to the occasion in the spirit of insuring that our existing relationship as landlord to the agency could be continued for the next 15 years.”

The DDC is the City’s primary capital construction project manager and provides communities across the five boroughs with new or renovated structures such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses and senior centers; roadway, sewer and water main construction projects.  

A former industrial building that dates back to the first quarter of the century, Queens Atrium was redeveloped into modern showroom, office and conference space, master planned by architect Ieoh Ming Pei.

It features a restaurant, conference facilities, concierge desk, and lobby security cameras and is one of the few buildings in the city with its own bus service operating continuously throughout the day to local transportation hubs, according to a statement announcing the deal.

Rachna Desi-Jain, Doug Holowink, Michael Lee, John Morrill, John Reinertsen, Keith Thompson and Sean Wilson of CBRE represented the tenant.

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