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“Location, location, location,” says Rubenstein Partners’ Stu Little about why Williamsburg was the perfect location for 25 Kent, an all-new, ground-up office property. The development is Brooklyn’s first speculative office project in more than 40 years. The project, along with 10 Wythe, another one of the firm’s developments in the neighborhood, are expected to revive Williamsburg’s status as a global manufacturing and creative hub.

“Brooklyn’s true roots are in manufacturing, and as the borough adapts and further transforms, innovative solutions are required to ensure that these economic developments are benefiting the entire community,” Little tells GlobeSt.com. “Brooklyn, as of late, has become a true live-work-play environment, shifting from traditionally being mostly retail and residential-focused and because of that, employers are increasingly looking toward finding office spaces in destinations that are located near where the majority of their workforce resides.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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