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Hudson Companies, ABS launch leasing at Williamsburg office/retail complex

The Hudson Companies and ABS Partners Real Estate LLC, announced the start of construction at the Breeze, a three-story creative office building in East Williamsburg that will soon be home to approximately 100,000 s/f of office and retail space, including a rooftop bar, restaurant and event space that will hold almost 400 people.

Hudson is the project’s developer, while ABS is its exclusive leasing broker.

In addition to the rooftop penthouse that will feature a large open terrace, the project includes more than 8,000 s/f of programmed outdoor space comprising a 6,000 s/f yard being converted into a landscaped tenant amenity area with outdoor seating, and a new 2,000 s/f adjoining retail arcade, branded the Breezeway, which will provide a unique shopping experience and connect the north and south sides of the building.

“The most forward-thinking and creative tenants are looking for mixed-use buildings with character, plenty of access to outdoor space, and common areas that promote collaboration. They also want to be in neighborhoods where their employees already live and actually want to stay in when the workday ends,ˮ said Chris Tepper, senior project manager at The Hudson Companies.

“We’ve designed the Breeze, in the heart of North Brooklyn’s most dynamic area, to include Class-A building infrastructure in a renovated historic structure to meet those needs.

“With high ceilings, lots of light and protected 360 degree views, 24/7 access, a secure bike room, landscaped outdoor space, and an exciting rooftop venue just upstairs, the Breeze will be one of the top office and retail destinations for companies that are increasingly drawn to the convenience and culture of North Brooklyn.”

According to Ben Waller, a managing director at ABS Partners, “The Breeze is a project that is going to help redefine this area of East Williamsburg.

“The North Brooklyn office market has become increasingly more active as businesses are thriving in this work, live, play culture.  This property is really set up to be a cultural hub for the neighborhood, where people can gather and enjoy everything the area has to offer from food to culture and innovation.”

As part of the conversion, the entire complex, located at 315 Meserole Street, will receive new building systems, as well as new tenant lobbies, common bathrooms, storefronts and a private bike parking room. The design for the project is led by S9 Architecture and move-ins are expected in late Summer of 2018.The project is being constructed by JODI Realty, LLC, a part of the Sisca Organization family of companies.

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