Long Island

Agovino, esteemed construction attorney and former partner at FDT, passes at age 74

Uniondale, NY Peter Agovino, a former partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (FDT) in and former co-managing partner of Agovino & Asselta, LLP, passed away on November 16th, 2020. He was 74.

Crystal Window & Door Systems provides windows for Roslyn Highlands Fire Department station

Roslyn Heights, NY The Roslyn Highlands Fire Department (RHFD) station at 270 Warner Ave. is sporting an updated façade of new windows from national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems. Crystal supplied 96 new energy efficient

Levin Mgmt. arranges 20,000 s/f for Planet Fitness at Mayfair S.C.

Commack, NY Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., has leased 20,000 s/f at Mayfair Shopping Center. Levin Management Corp. (LMC) is exclusive leasing and managing agent for the 221,000 s/f Long Island shopping center. LMC Leasing Representative E.J. Moawad represented the property in negotiating the long-term transaction; Jack Chera of Crown Retail Services (CRS) represented the tenant.

Hunt Corp. Commercial Real Estate Q&A: Hiring a tenant or buyer broker - by David Hunt

Q: A real estate broker wants to represent our company exclusively, but we are nervous that we may not see all of the available properties if we limit ourselves to one broker. It seems that we may have a better chance of finding the right space if we “play the field” with several brokers. Is this the right approach? A: You are right to be circumspect about signing an exclusive contract with one broker, but not for the reason you suspect.

Densen and Mayor of Island Assocs. broker $450,000 sale

East Islip NY Lawrence Densen and Chris Mayor of Island Associates Real Estate Smithtown NY have completed the $450,000 sale of a stand-alone office building. The property, located at 248 Montauk Hwy., was sold by Gibson & Godiva Inc. to AmeriKen Pools Inc.  A  pool servicing company specializing in swimming pool openings/closings, power vacuuming, weekly service, saltwater conversions, equipment installations and repairs.

Gottlieb of Schuckman Realty brokers two leases: 3,320 s/f

Plainview, NY Schuckman Realty has facilitated the leasing of restaurant space at 1056 Old Country Rd. to Japan Express. Edward Gottlieb, CRX, CLS of Schuckman Realty represented the landlord in a 10-year lease for 1,450 s/f in the Morton Village Shopping Center. Japan Express offers Japanese cuisine for dine-in and take out. Located next to the new Lidl Food Market, Japan Express is one of several new tenants expected to open in the Morton Village Shopping Center this year.

Hunt of Hunt Corporate represents Anton Cerrone Assocs. for 3,578 s/f

Plainview, NY According to Hunt Corporate Services, Inc., Long Island Pediatric Neurology has leased 3,578 s/f of office space at 185 Express St. David Hunt represented the landlord, Anton Cerrone Associates.  “This suite was custom modified to meet the needs of this neurological practice, including exam, testing, and office administration areas,” said Hunt. “In addition, the tenant had a very tight time constraint, which the landlord was able to accommodate. The building is now 100% leased.”

Long Island Regional Planning Council releases results of two economic development surveys

Syosset, NY As Long Island businesses continue to struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic—combined with an increasingly challenged brick-and-mortar retail sector prior to the pandemic—land use across Nassau and Suffolk counties could be altered significantly during the post-COVID-19 economy, according to a new study. Meanwhile, the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale has gone through a renaissance over the past decade and serves as a model for future downtown revitalizations across Long Island, a new study finds.

Patchogue VFW #2913 gets new heat and air conditioning system courtesy of Local Steamfitters #638

Patchogue, NY A fleet of trucks bearing a team of technicians and project manager from a local heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company arrived at VFW Post #2913 on September 22nd.  They and a company co-owner met with VFW members and commander; senator Monica Martinez; president of the Building and Trades Council; and a representative from Steamfitters Local Union #638.

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP reorganizes leadership roles

Uniondale, NY Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (FDT), a premier full-service law firm, acclaimed for its client service and quality representation, has made the following management reorganization: • Jeffrey Forchelli, chairman of the firm and co-managing partner; • John Terrana, co-managing partner; and • Judy Simoncic, deputy managing partner.  Forchelli founded the firm in 1976 and has served as managing partner since its inception.