Brooklyn, NY According to JEMB Realty Corp. (JEMB), a real estate development, investment and management organization, FXFOWLE (FX), a leading architecture firm founded over four decades ago with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., has been selected to design the One Willoughby Sq., a 500,000 s/f, 34-story office building. Additionally, JEMB has confirmed that Mitchell Konsker, vice chairman; Howard Hersch, managing director and Brett Harvey, vice president of JLL will be handling the leasing and marketing of the office tower.
Dan Kaplan, FAIA, LEED AP, senior partner at FXFOWLE said, “It is the reinvention of the vertical loft building for the 21st Century. Light-filled, column free space, side-core organization, exposed concrete structure, ample outdoor areas and multi-story atria all add up to a robust platform for today’s creative enterprises.”
Earlier this year, Natixis provided a $56.5 million loan to JEMB for the refinance of One Willoughby as well as that both JEMB and the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) would bring 300 school seats to downtown Brooklyn.
The School Construction Authority (SCA) and NYCEDC worked with JEMB to establish a public school with over 300 seats within the first six floors of the new development and a dedicated entrance on Albee Square West.