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LeFrak Inks Leases with City Agency, NY Life at Rego Park Offices

CBRE has completed two new office leases totaling 50,000 square feet at the LeFrak Organization’s 97-77 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park, NY. The City of New York d/b/a New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Division of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources committed to 30,000 square feet of office space, while insurance giant New York Life inked a 20,000-square-foot lease.  
CBRE’s Roy Chipkin, as owner’s representative, spearheads the leasing campaign for LeFrak at the building. CBRE also represented the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation along with the City’s leasing team led by Christine Stoddard from NYC’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services.  
JLL acted on behalf of New York Life. The LeFrak leasing team was led by Marylou Berk and also included Meredith Jackness and Michael Leary


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