Biotech Startup and Equipment Sales Company Take Space at Industry City


Suneris, a biotech company which created VetiGel blood-stopping agent, and AbelCine, an audio-visual store which holds related workshops and events, have both committed to leases at Sunset Park’s Industry City, as Crain’s New York Business first reported.

Suneris signed a three-year deal for 10,000 square feet at IC Building 6 at 86 34th Street for manufacturing medical products, according to a spokeswoman for IC, with an additional 15,000 square feet under negotiation. The asking rent was between $15 and $35 per square foot, she noted. The tenant will relocate to IC this summer from 2,500 square feet in Park Slope and 2,000 square feet of temporary space in IC.

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Alan Weisman and Josh Pernice of Lee & Associates NYC represented Suneris in the deal. A spokeswoman for Lee & Associates NYC said the brokers declined to comment. IC internal broker Brett Harvey negotiated on behalf of landlords Jamestown and Belvedere Capital, which are leading the $1 billion redevelopment of the 16-building, 6-million-square-foot complex.

In May, AbelCine will be moving 8,000 square feet at IC Building 4 at 68 35th Street for the next 15 years, giving the company a Brooklyn outpost. The space will be used for the repair, assembly, rental and sales of photography and film equipment plus accessory office space, the IC spokeswoman said. The asking rent was between $15 and $35 per foot. Charles Shamash and Carol Gomez of Norman Bobrow & Company represented the tenant in the deal. They didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. IC’s Brett Harvey and Jeff Fein represented IC.

In August 2013, Belvedere Capital, Jamestown and Angelo, Gordon & Co. bought a roughly 50 percent stake in the property from longtime owners Cammeby’s International and FBE Limited.

Industry City, the largest privately owned industrial complex in New York City spanning 30 acres on the waterfront, is home to 400 tenants with 4,000 employees. Some new tenants include PillPack, a full-service mail order pharmacy which sorts your medications for you by date and time you take them, Rich Brilliant Willing, which designs and manufactures LED fixtures, and salon and spa designer Gamma & Bross USA, as CO reported in February.