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Quinlan stakes its claim on office market with Pioneer

Quinlan Development Group and Building and Land Technology (BLT) unveiled plans for the office and retail offering they are creating in a $30 million redevelopment at 41 Flatbush Avenue.

Christened The Pioneer Building to reflect the 100-year-old building’s original name as The Pioneer Warehouse, the 10-story property will offer 260,866 s/f of modern office and retail space for occupancy in 2016.

Tyler Wilkins, partner at Quinlan, said, “The Pioneer Building checks every box for a tenant that wants to be in the heart of the action in Brooklyn — with multiple train lines that make for easy commuting.

“More than an office location, it will be a billboard for a company that wants to claim its place in the most vibrant, accessible neighborhood in New York, attracting the best talent and putting their brand forward in a very effective manner,” Wilkins added, noting that the building can offer a “building within a building” for a user that wants a private entrance, lobby, elevators and signage.

Located near the Barclays Center and Atlantic Terminal, The Pioneer Building is well along in a redevelopment to enhance its barrel-vaulted terra cotta ceilings, brick walls and limestone façade.

The interior finishes and exterior enhancements have been designed by architects Beyer Blinder Belle.

New features include oversized, energy-efficient windows, tenant-controlled HVAC units, industrial-sized elevator cabs, a renovated lobby, landscaped roof terrace and an on-site bicycle storage facility.

A Cushman & Wakefield team of Bruce Mosler, Mikael Nahmias, and Joseph Cirone has been tapped as exclusive leasing agent for the offering.

“The Pioneer Building fills a tremendous void in one of the most in-demand markets in the City, offering  architecturally inspiring, tech-ready office space for companies that value everything this neighborhood has to offer, including robust economic incentive programs and remarkable access to public transportation,” said Nahmias, a Cushman & Wakefield executive director.

“The Pioneer Building is the first new office building to hit Downtown Brooklyn since 2002, and it makes an important contribution to the market alongside the thousands of new apartments, hundreds of hotel rooms, and dozens of retail offerings that are coming within blocks of our property in the next two years.”

Available for occupancy in the second quarter of 2016, each of the office floors has slab-to-slab heights of 13 ft.

The ground floor and lower level of the building will offer 25,000 s/f of retail space.

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