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Savanna Completes Upgrades at LIC’s Falchi Building

Savanna has completed a $20-million capital improvement plan at the Falchi Building, a five-story, 736,407-square-foot office and retail building in Long Island City’s Factory District. Simultaneously, the owner-developer is offering a new full-floor availability of 95,000 contiguous square feet on the property’s highest floor.

“We planned the completion of our capital improvements to coincide with the availability of the full fifth floor of Falchi,” said Andrew Kurd, managing director of Savanna. “The ability to show the full scope of our renovation to potential tenants supports our leasing efforts, as does the current momentum within this market.”

A Cushman & Wakefield team of Mitch Arkin, Ethan Silverstein, Haley Fisher, Kelli Berke and Omar Sozkesen serves as exclusive leasing agents for the property’s office space. Mike Azarian, also of Cushman & Wakefield, heads up retail leasing. Savanna acquired the property from Jamestown in late 2016 for a reported $255 million.


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