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FirstService Residential has been selected to manage a high-end apartment tower in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood, The Axel

FirstService Residential Tapped to Manage Clinton Hill High-Rise

FirstService Residential has been appointed manager for The Axel, a high-end rental tower in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood. The appointment was made by Hopestreet Capital, a New York City-based real estate investment group that completed the tower in December 2022. 

Located at 545 Vanderbilt Ave., the 29-story building houses 284 apartments, 30,000 square feet of hotel-inspired amenity spaces, and 60,000 square feet of prime retail space with frontage along Vanderbilt and Atlantic avenues. To-date, the building has rented 60% of its units, a record time for a new development. 

“Hopestreet Capital has delivered one of the most coveted new rental properties in the Clinton Hill-Prospect Heights area and we are excited to welcome the first wave of residents to the building,” said Calynne Oyolokor, SVP of FirstService Residential’s Multifamily Rental Division. “We look forward to making a difference for every resident at The Axel.” 

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