JetBlue Makes Long-Term Commitment to LIC Headquarters, Plans JFK Expansion
JetBlue said Tuesday it would double down on its commitment to New York by maintaining its headquarters in the city past the 2023 lease expiration and advancing plans to expand its flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. These initiatives further strengthen JetBlue’s presence in New York.
The airline, which had considered a headquarters move to Florida, plans to stay at its current home in the Brewster Building, 27-01 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City, where the company has been based since 2012. JetBlue intends to negotiate and execute a lease over the next few months and then re-design its office space to be responsive to rapidly evolving workplace trends that have accelerated during the pandemic.
Robin Hayes, JetBlue CEO, said, “Some people call New York the Big Apple. Others call it the center of the universe. At JetBlue, we call it home.”
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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