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Brooklyn Translation Firm Relocating to Willoughby Street


Willoughby Street is speaking the right language for a Brooklyn-based translation company.

LIS Solutions, a full-service translation firm, is relocating its offices from a building near Borough Hall to the landmarked 81 Willoughby Street between Lawrence and Bridge Streets, blocks away in Downtown Brooklyn, Commercial Observer has learned.

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The language services company has signed a 10-year lease for 7,000 square feet of space on the sixth floor of the eight-story office and retail Beaux-Arts building, which is owned by Kechek Realty. The property is also known as the New York and New Jersey Telephone and Telegraph Building.

CPEX’s Brian Leary, Richard Novak and Rosanna Tapang negotiated the deal on behalf of the landlord and the tenant.

“Willoughby Street is undergoing a great transformation and the addition of LIS is yet another strong signal of this positive change,” Mr. Leary said in prepared remarks.

LIS boasts on its website that it has a network of more than 10,000 linguists that speak 200 languages. The company offers services such as on-site interpretation and document translation for a variety of fields.

Other tenants in 81 Willoughby Street include ASA College on the ground floor and Downtown Medical Services on the fourth floor.