Union Crossing in the South Bronx Signs Affordable Housing Org Westhab


Westchester affordable housing nonprofit Westhab will be the first tenant at Union Crossing, a warehouse-to-office conversion in the Port Morris section of the South Bronx, the landlords told Commercial Observer. 

Westhab, which builds supportive and affordable housing and provides homeless services, signed a 10-year, 8,233-square-foot lease on the ground floor of the building at 825 East 141st Street. Asking rents in the building range from $33 to $37 a square foot. 

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The new space will allow the organization to host its 400 New York City employees, who are scattered across the five boroughs, in one place for staff meetings and training. 

JRT Realty’s Ellen Israel and Lauren Calandriello represented both sides in the deal.

“We serve several communities across New York City on a constant basis. This central office space will help us streamline our efforts and commitment to New Yorkers in need,” said Westhab CEO Richard Nightingale in a statement. “We’re happy to have found a modern space that accommodates our growing needs in such a key location for our organization.”

Madison Realty Capital, Altmark Group, Galil Management and Bluestone Group recently finished a $45 million renovation on the building that included colorful murals, new ground floor retail space, new mechanicals and new elevators.