Saturday, October 18, 2014

Big property sales in the borough

From the Queens Courier:

Downtown Jamaica’s development boom is expected by many sometime in the future, but one recent sale suggests developers may be springing into action already.

The nearly 90,000-square-foot building and parking garage site at 163-05 and 163-25 Archer Ave. in the heart of the downtown area traded hands for $22 million, according to property records filed Tuesday.

Gertz Plaza sold the site to Jamaica Tower, which has yet to file any building or demolition plans on the site, but it has tons of development potential, according to Massey Knakal Realty Services.

It is a developer’s dream with 719,736 square feet of buildable space near a gigantic transportation hub of subways, LIRR, the AirTrain and dozens of buses.

From the Daily News:

Bulova is putting its longtime corporate headquarters in Woodside on the market for $30 million, and brokers are hoping to lure another big-name business to Queens.

Real estate agents said the 93,000-square-foot building with a 200-space parking lot is a steal for a suburban-style corporate campus located just minutes from Manhattan.

“There is truth to the adage, if you build it they will come,” said David Schechtman, a director at Eastern Consolidated, which is brokering the sale.

The building is zoned for commercial and light industrial uses, and can be built out with an additional 60,000 square feet of space, Schechtman said.

Old-school manufacturers continue to leave the boroughs, but there has been growth in the city’s technology sector. Schechtman says it’s likely that a tech company could move in, or an entrepreneur could turn it into an incubator.


Anonymous said...

There wont be any place in New York that wont be under hyper-development in the near future. Even places like Maspeth, Glendale and Whitestone wont be impervious to development.

Anonymous said...

high tech? hmmm...

So Jamaica will become the New India as Flushing is the New Chinatown.

JQ said...

high tech company offices resemble nursery schools.dweebs wearing shorts and sandals.big bright letters on the walls and games everywhere.all they manufacture is apps and games

sad that this garbage is the backbone of our economy,in addition to surveillance and military conflict

welcome to queens motherfuckers

Anonymous said...

Jamaica would be so much better if they would only take down the El.


Anonymous said...

As an observer of Jamaica for 45 years-- anything, any new development, any new building can only bring improvement. The worst thing that can happen is that it ends up staying the same.