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Charter School Signs Full-Building Lease in Inwood

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) represented Zeta Charter Schools in a 124,000-square-foot transaction that will make it sole occupant of 400 W. 219th St., a planned eight-story project by Bolivar Development in Northern Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood. TRS partners Lindsay Ornstein and Stephen Powers and SVP Thomas Hines represented Zeta. 

Zeta Inwood is scheduled to open ahead of the 2023-2024 academic year and will serve students in pre-K through eighth grade. It will feature 33 classrooms and collaborative office space for teachers and staff.

“Zeta Charter Schools’ commitment to work through a three-and-a-half-year long search process is a wonderful example of their dedication to the continued service of New York City’s children,” said Ornstein. “Bolivar Development has been an ideal partner in the project.”

The school will move from its current location at 652 W. 187th St. Transwestern previously represented Zeta in transactions for three schools in the Bronx.


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