Cyracom, a translation and interpretation services company for the medical field, has signed a 12-year lease for 23,000 square feet at Flushing Plaza, according to a press release issued by Muss Development, the development company that owns the complex.
First reported by the New York Daily News, the company will open its first New York City center on the ground floor of Flushing Plaza in summer 2015. Flushing Plaza, located at 41-61 Kissena Boulevard, is comprised of 266,618 square feet of commercial space. The News noted that the Flushing call center will be Cyracom’s sixth nationwide, and that the company will look to local residents to fill jobs.
“CyraCom’s new contact center is a great addition to Flushing Plaza, which is centrally located within a neighborhood known for its booming Asian community,” said Muss Development’s Jason Muss in prepared remarks. “The building’s close proximity to several major hospitals and medical centers, including New York Hospital Queens and Flushing Hospital Medical Center, also makes this an ideal outpost for the growing company.”
Muss’ Ross Spitalnick represented the landlord in-house. CBRE’s Joshua Kleinberg and Steve Gerhard represented CyraCom in the transaction.
“The driving force in having them choose this location is the demographics of Flushing,” said Mr. Kleinberg, referring to the area’s large immigrant population.
Asking rents were in the low-$40s per square foot, according to the News.
Other tenants at Flushing Plaza include Time Warner Cable, HSBC Bank, Emblem Health, Advanced Dermatology, Madison Avenue Orthopedic, Dunkin’ Donuts and the New York State Department of Labor.