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Non-profit leases 15,000 s/f at Cammeby’s Coney Island property

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) represented Selfhelp Community Services in a 14,889 s/f lease at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road in Brooklyn.

Transwestern Partners Stephen Powers and Lindsay Ornstein, Vice President Thomas Hines and Senior Associate Jake Cinti provided Occupier Solutions services for Selfhelp.

The nonprofit will consolidate two facilities into the new Sheepshead Bay location, which will house two programs that offer services to Holocaust survivors and the elderly.

“Selfhelp is committed to providing housing, home health care and social services to seniors and other at-risk populations,” said Russell Lusak, Chief Operating Officer at Selfhelp.

“By consolidating our Brooklyn Holocaust survivor and home health aide training programs at our new office at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road, we will be able to provide better and more robust access to these critical services.”

Located in Coney Island, 626 Sheepshead Bay Road was built in 2018 and features seven floors of office and retail space. The building, which is home to many nonprofit organizations, is cnear several public transit options.

Building ownership, Cammeby’s International, was represented by David Ofman of The Lawrence Group.


“Selfhelp provides services to some of New York City’s most vulnerable residents,” said Powers, who leads Transwestern’s national Nonprofit Advisory Services group.

“The Transwestern team conducted a lengthy site search, including significant location analytics, to ensure that we found Selfhelp a location that is central to the population it serves through the Holocaust Survivor Program. The new office will enable Selfhelp to sustainably offer its critical services where they are most needed.”

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