Vogel Boots Trots Over to the Navy Yard
Lauren Elkies Schram Oct. 28, 2014, 6:30 a.m.
New York-based horse riding boot manufacturer Vogel Boots has downsized with a new 4,000-square-foot production facility at the Wallabout-based Brooklyn Navy Yard, Commercial Observer has learned.
The company moved into suite 805 in Building 4 on the 300-acre city-owned waterfront industrial campus at the beginning of this month after selling the Soho building that housed the company, at 19 Howard Street.
Silvershore Properties purchased the three-story 19 Howard Street on Aug. 14, according to property records, for $4.95 million.
Vogel signed a five-year lease at the Yard. The asking rent was $60,000 per year, according to Bertrand de Soultrait, the president of Bertwood Realty, who represented Vogel and the lessor, Ruckel Manufacturing, in the sublease deal.
“This is great facility for Vogel,” Mr. de Soultrait said in a prepared statement. “The Vogel family sold the building they were in which included a retail space. Going forward all they needed was a large production space—the Navy Yard was the perfect solution.”
Mr. de Soultrait, also an equestrian rider, added: “It gave me great pleasure to find this space for Vogel. I’ve worn their boots since I was young and I met Jack [Lynch, Vogel’s president] at the Hampton Classic Horse Show several years back.”