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Global Consulting Firm Relocates Offices to Downtown Brooklyn

Global consulting company Gemic will relocate from its existing space in Lower Manhattan to JEMB Realty Corporation’s 1 Willoughby Square, Brooklyn’s tallest office building. The new tenant whose clients include Meta, the National Football League and BMW, will occupy 7,000 square feet on the tower’s 28th floor.  

The lease comes shortly after Propel, Walnut Ridge and Ms. Foundation for Women signed on as tenants in early June. FX Collaborative, the building’s architect, is also its anchor tenant. 

“1 Willoughby Square continues to attract tenants from across industries, including architectural firms, creative services and family offices,” said Neil King, vice chairman of CBRE.  

King represented JEMB in leasing negotiations, along with a CBRE team of Paul Amrich, Zachary Price and James Ackerson. The property, which is now nearly 50% leased, is the first ground-up office development in Downtown Brooklyn since the neighborhood’s 2004 rezoning. 


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