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Mentoring Program for Children Expands in Harlem Relocation

Friends of the Children, a national mentoring program for disadvantaged youth, has signed a 6,926-square-foot office lease at 1325 Fifth Ave. in Harlem. Friends of the Children will relocate and expand its New York City office currently at 204 W. 115th St.  
 
The CBRE team of Paul Walker and Laurence Briody represented Friends of the Children in the lease negotiations with the building ownership, Tahl Propp Equities, a Manhattan-based privately held real estate investment, development and management company. CBRE also represented the landlord.  

“We are thrilled to have represented such an amazing organization as Friends of the Children, which provides hands-on mentoring to the most at-risk children,” said Walker. “The New York Chapter of Friends of the Children has been a long-time Harlem-based nonprofit and as someone who does a lot of work in Harlem, I am thrilled to see them remain and expand in this vibrant community.”

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