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The 16-acre site at 1776 Shore Pkwy. in Brooklyn is one of the largest undeveloped parcels in New York City

JLL Markets One of NYC’s Largest Parcels on Brooklyn Waterfront 

JLL Capital Markets was retained by ownership to arrange for the long-term ground lease of a 16-acre, 870,000-buildable-square-foot waterfront commercial development site at 1776 Shore Pkwy., within a Qualified Opportunity Zone on the eastern shore of Gravesend, Brooklyn. 

One of the largest undeveloped parcels in New York City, the property is situated within an M3-1 manufacturing district, enabling a variety of commercial and retail uses. Its location within a QOZ allows prospective tenants to both defer and substantially reduce capital gains tax liability. 

The JLL overseeing the assignment includes senior managing director Brendan Maddigan; managing drectors Michael Mazzara, Ethan Stanton and Winfield Clifford; and vice chairman Stephen Palmese. 

“The property benefits from a wide array of potential as-is uses, including industrial, parking, storage and retail,” said Mazzara. “With a lack of inventory of this scale, 1776 Shore Pkwy. is well positioned as a flagship location for one or multiple tenants.” 


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JLL's Mazzara

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