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JEMB Adds Three Tenants to Roster at 1 Willoughby Office Tower 

JEMB Realty Corporation has secured three new leases at 1 Willoughby Square, Brooklyn’s tallest office building. The new tenants will join FXCollaborative, the building’s architect and anchor tenant. The new leases bring 1 Willoughby Square to nearly 50% leased, and include the following:  

  • Propel, a fintech company, will relocate from its existing Brooklyn offices, taking 10,000 square feet.  
  • Walnut Ridge, a family office with nonprofit and philanthropic initiatives, will occupy 5,000 square feet.  
  • Ms. Foundation for Women, founded by Gloria Steinem, will occupy 11,000 square feet. The tenant was represented by Lindsay Ornstein and Stephen Powers, co-founders of OPEN Impact Real Estate, and Casey Noel, VP of Transwestern Real Estate Services.  

“The activity at 1 Willoughby Square highlights a broader trend of Brooklyn-based companies looking to elevate their workspaces to encourage employees to collaborate in-office,” said vice chairman Neil King of CBRE, who represented ownership.  


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