Standard Motor Products Renews 75K-SF Long Island City HQ

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Standard Motor Products is renewing its 75,000-square-foot headquarters at its namesake building in Long Island City, Queens, Commercial Observer has learned. 

The company — which produces engine parts, heating and cooling systems, power window systems and windshield washing equipment for auto manufacturers — has been operating out of the building at 37-18 Northern Boulevard for more than 70 years, according to its website.

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Standard Motor Products inked a 10-year renewal for its space in the seven-story, 357,000-square-foot building by Sunnyside Yards, according to owner RXR. A spokesperson for the landlord declined to provide the asking rent in the deal.

The property underwent a $14 million renovation in 2015, which included new elevators, an updated lobby and new mechanical and HVAC systems. Brooklyn Grange also has a large rooftop farm on top of the property. 

William Elder, Andrew Ackerman and Walter Rooney represented RXR in-house. William Korchak and Jim McCahon of JLL handled the transaction for Standard Motor Properties. A JLL spokesperson did not return a request for comment. 

Rebecca Baird-Remba can be reached at rbairdremba@commercialobserver.com