Westchester County

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In one of Westchester’s largest office deals so far this year,software provider Allen Systems Group has taken 26,394 square feetin a seven-year lease at the RiverView at Purchase, 287 Bowman Ave.in Purchase, NY. The firm is relocating its New York office,currently at 120 Old Post Rd. in Rye, NY. William V. Cuddy of CBRichard Ellis’ Stamford office represented ASG, while his colleagueTimothy C. Donohue spoke for the ownership, Phoenix CapitalPartners LLC.

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NYU Langone Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics hasinked a deal for north of 5,000 square feet at the WestchesterMedical Pavilion at 311 North St. in White Plains. The space willhouse NYU Langone’s satellite Westchester location in a relocationfrom 244 Westchester Ave., also in White Plains. Craig Ruoff ofRakow Commercial Realty Group, the exclusive leasing agent for theWestchester Medical Pavilion, handled the lease transaction.

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New York City

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Apparel distributor Ben Elias Industries has renewed its leasefor the entire 19,000-square-foot 29th floor at W&H Properties’1400 Broadway. Paul Davidson and Michael Moorin of Newmark KnightFrank represented Ben Elias, which has been located at 1400Broadway for the past decade. Their colleagues Brian Waterman,Jonathan Fanuzzi and Michael Frantz represented the landlord.

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Columbus Nova, the US-based investment arm of the Renova Group,will stay in Midtown via a 17,284-square-foot lease for the entire19th floor at 900 Third Ave. It had been sub-subleasing 14,000square feet at 601 Lexington Ave. The new lease at the 42-storyoffice tower includes a tenant build-out package. Studley’s DavidDusek and Brad Wolk represented Columbus Nova in the long-termtransaction. Landlord the Paramount Group was represented in-houseby Jim Vandervliet and by David Kleiner and Doug Neye of Jones LangLaSalle.

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Executive business center Jay Suites has committed to a fullfloor of 16,786 square feet in a direct lease at 1370 Broadway.JLL’s Sean Black worked closely with Jay Suites’ Jack Srour, andDavid Sitt provided in-house representation for building owner SittAsset Management.

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The Tourist Office of Spain is moving from its current locationat 666 Fifth Ave. to the 53rd floor of W&H Properties’ OneGrand Central Place. The 15-year, 8,500-square-foot deal completesthe leasing of the tower floors at the repositioned property. OwenHane and John Fitzsimons of Cushman & Wakefield represented thetenant, while the Newmark Knight Frank team of William Cohen, RyanKass and Alison Coffey spoke for W&H.

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At 1407 Broadway, leasing agent the Kaufman Organization signeda trio of fashion tenants. They included Mokuba New York for 3,067square feet of office space, Playboy Jeans in a 2,603-square-footdeal that represents its first Manhattan showroom and Buzz Jeans ina 904-square-foot lease of showroom and office space. In the dealfor Mokuba, a ribbon and trimming company, Kaufman’s ArthurSpitalnick represented the tenant in the transaction while GrantGreenspan, Michael Heaner and Sommer Scafidi represented landlordthe Lightstone Group. Scafidi represented the landlord in thePlayboy Jeans deal and both landlord and tenant in the Buzz Jeanslease, while Playboy Jeans was represented by Ari Waldman and JackSegal of Millennium Realty.

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Storage Deluxe has closed on the $10.25-million purchase of twomoving and storage buildings at 892 and 908 Atlantic Ave. inBrooklyn, with the intent of redeveloping them into a modernself-storage facility. Financing came from Wells Fargo Bank.Brokers on the deal were Nick Malagisi of Sperry Van Ness and MarkHaley of Marcus & Millichap. Louis Perfetto, Matia S.Nikolovienis and Christine Mulryan of law firm Cohen & PerfettoLLP oversaw the transaction. Gary Rosen Law Firm, P.A. representedsellers Cookie’s Properties and Brothers Mini Storage Inc., whileReed Smith LLP acted as the attorney for Wells Fargo.

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Long Island

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HR firm Comforce has relocated from two separate buildings inWoodbury to a 37,000-square-foot headquarters space in an11-year-deal at 999 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage, NY. It marks thefirst commercial deal signed at 999 Stewart since leasing andmanaging agent Wachler Knopf Equities began renovations there ayear ago. Robert Seidenberg and Ralph Guiffre of CBRE’s Woodburyoffice negotiated for Comforce; WKE’s Philip Wachtler, representedlandlord Sterling Equities.

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Boston

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Millennium Partners’ 179 Lincoln St. in downtown Boston has justsecured a 10,000-square-foot relocation with Yodle, which provideslocal online advertising services. The rech firm plans to expandits workforce by nearly 80 over the next six to 12 months. PeterTrivelas at UGL Equis represented Yodle. CB Richard Ellis/NewEngland’s David Fitzgerald, Tim Lyne and Tim Howe negotiated thelease on behalf of Millennium.

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Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.