Designers Assuming Chunks of Space in Gowanus Warehouse
Lauren Elkies Schram Nov. 19, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
Three design firms have leased space in a three-story, 39,000-square-foot industrial warehouse building at 200 6th Street in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, Commercial Observer has learned.
Interior designer The Work Room NYC has taken the largest of the industrial loft spaces, with 8,000 square feet, according to the landlord’s broker, Pedro Carrillo of Keller Williams NYC, who represented the landlord, Miller Brothers Realty, in all three of the Nov. 1 deals.
Mr. Carrillo said the building was appealing to the tenants because they are small- to medium-sized businesses requiring spaces that are smaller than what are typically available in the neighborhood. In addition, “the landlord has also fully refinished each floor,” he said.
The Work Room NYC took space on the first and second floors; Hasta Sporting coastal sportswear brand has leased 1,300 square feet on the second floor; Brooklyn SolarWorks, a full-service solar design and installation company, signed a deal for 1,260 square feet on the second and third floors.
“This in Gowanus, Brooklyn,” Mr. Carrillo said in prepared remarks. “There is quite a lot of movement with respect to new companies moving here for the lower rents and large floor plates. Traditionally a manufacturing neighborhood, it’s hosting more TAMI [or technology, advertising, media and information technology] tenants. Larger loft buildings are being retrofitted to meet new demand by these tenants and, in some cases, ground-up office development is happening as well.”
The asking rent in the building ranged from $21 to $30 per square foot. The tenants didn’t have brokers in the deals.