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JEMB Realty Adds Two Tenants at Brooklyn’s 1 Willoughby Square

JEMB Realty Corporation, a family-run real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York City, has secured two new leases totaling 25,000 square feet at 1 Willoughby Square, Brooklyn’s tallest office building.  

Architecture Research Office (ARO) signed a 10-year lease for 10,000 square feet and will relocate from its existing space in Hudson Square. A tech-driven healthcare company with a multibillion-dollar valuation will relocate from its existing offices to 1 Willoughby Square, occupying a 15,000-square-foot prebuilt office.  

“1 Willoughby Square is a trophy property that has rapidly emerged as the workplace of choice in Brooklyn for leading creative and technology-forward companies,” said Neil King, vice chairman of CBRE. 

Nick Farmakis and Kate Walker of Savills represented ARO. The healthcare company was represented by Colliers’ Eric Ferriello and Sam Einhorn of Colliers. CBRE’s King, Paul Amrich, Zac Price, Alex D’Amario and James Ackerson represented the landlord in both deals. 


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