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Nonprofit The Door is consolidating from two locations into new offices at 2299 Third Ave. in the Bronx

The Door Commits to 10 Years in Bronx Office Consolidation

OPEN Impact Real Estate LLC represented youth development services provider The Door in an 18,000-square-foot lease at 2999 Third Ave. in the Bronx. Lindsay Ornstein and Stephen Powers, founders of OPEN, and Arthur Skelskie, Alexander Smith and Ginny Durfee of Transwestern Real Estate Services represented The Door in the 10-year lease. 

The Door will consolidate two current Bronx offices into its new location, occupying three floors within the four-story building. Building ownership Chestnut Holdings recently gutted the second through fourth floors and is completely renovating the space.  

“The Door’s drive to make a difference in the community was reflected in the fact that, like many of the nonprofit organizations we work with, they maintained a forward-looking mentality during the pandemic,” said Skelskie. “Rather than hunker down and sign a one-year lease, their executive committee kept to their long-term vision for the organization.” 

Chestnut Holdings was represented internally in the lease. 


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