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FCR signs 60,000 s/f in deals at Pierrepont

Forest City Ratner Companies announced three new leases totaling 60,700 s/f of space at One Pierrepont Plaza.

New tenants Regus, SmartSign and U.S. Legal Support will move to One Pierrepont Plaza this winter.

One Pierrepont Plaza
One Pierrepont Plaza

“These new tenants at One Pierrepont Plaza symbolize Brooklyn’s continued growth as a competitive and desirable location for our city’s leading companies,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, president and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies.

“We are so excited that Regus, SmartSign, and U.S. Legal Support will now call One Pierrepont Plaza their home and are thrilled to welcome them to the building that first put the Downtown Brooklyn business district on the map.”

Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, will open its first business center in Brooklyn at One Pierrepont Plaza. Regus has signed a 12-year lease to occupy the building’s entire 12th floor, totaling approximately 38,000 s/f.

SmartSign, a fast-growing internet company, is a manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of custom-made signs, tags, mats, and labels. SmartSign signed a 10-year lease to move their headquarters to a 12,700 s/f office space on the 13th floor.

U.S. Legal Support, one of the United States’ largest providers of litigation services, signed a 10-year lease for approximately 10,000 square feet on the 13th floor.

“Regus is changing the way people work by providing innovative flexible workplace solutions, and we’re extremely proud to be opening our first Brooklyn location at One Pierrepont Plaza,” said Regus Regional Vice President Maria Paitchel.

“The building is perfectly positioned in this bustling downtown Brooklyn neighborhood packed full of commuting business people, home based businesses, lawyers and, of course, established Brooklyn businesses. It offers a very central location with fantastic commuting links and is the perfect base for any thriving Brooklyn business.”

Blair Brewster, SmartSign’s CEO, said, “With an internet-savvy, multilingual workforce, Brooklyn is the ideal place for our headquarters. This gorgeous new space represents our commitment to this borough. Would we ever leave Brooklyn? Forget about it!”

“We are thrilled to expand our services in Brooklyn, offering our clients an additional 55 state-of-the-art conference facilities, furthering our client commitment to provide local expertise, and national resources,” stated Lee Ann Watson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at U.S. Legal.

Opened in 1988 with 19 stories and 651,000 s/f of office space, One Pierrepont Plaza was the first new office building built in Downtown Brooklyn in a quarter of a century.
One Pierrepont Plaza set the stage for the revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn as a business and commercial hub. The new tenants will join Morgan Stanley, NYU, Social Science Research Council, Mount Sinai and Corcoran in the building.

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