- Cushman & Wakefield’s Carri Lyon and Mitzi Flexer represent nonprofit in lease for first Brooklyn location
NEW YORK, NY – March 30, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield today announced that it represented nonprofit organization, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (Callen-Lorde), in securing a 20-year, 25,000 square foot lease for its first Brooklyn location at 40 Flatbush Extension in Downtown Brooklyn.
The organization, which will officially open its doors in Brooklyn in 2019, is a leader in meeting the healthcare needs of the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV/AIDS. The lease will allow Callen-Lorde to serve a greater number of people in the city, building on its current operations in Manhattan and the Bronx.
“We are thrilled to be moving forward with this expansion to increase access to affirming, culturally-competent health care services targeted to LGBTQ and underserved communities in Brooklyn,” said Wendy Stark, Callen-Lorde’s executive director. “Over the last three years we have increased from one to three clinical sites, and yet there is still incredible unmet need. We look forward to strengthening our partnerships with other service providers, organizations, and community groups in the borough as we prepare for a 2019 opening.”
“Our Brooklyn expansion represents the Board’s ongoing commitment to our core mission of providing sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay ,” said Callen-Lorde Board Chair Laura A. Jacobs. “During a time when threats to health care access are ever-present, we feel a deep commitment to bring expanded services to New Yorkers who need them most.”
Carri Lyon, Executive Managing Director and co-head of Cushman & Wakefield’s National Not-for-Profit Practice Group and Mitzi Flexer, a Director at Cushman & Wakefield, represented Callen-Lorde; Joseph Jemal of ISJ Management represented the landlord, 40 Flatbush Realty Associates in-house. Asking rents were in the $40’s per square foot.
“We were able to identify a location that will allow Callen-Lorde to make its presence felt in Brooklyn and serve a community in need of its services,” said Carri Lyon, Executive Managing Director and co-head of Cushman & Wakefield’s National Not-for-Profit Practice Group. “The organization will be housed across a full floor on the third floor of the property. The 25,000 square foot space will include a healthcare facility as well as dedicated office space for staff.”
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About Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Callen-Lorde is the global leader in LGBTQ healthcare. Since the days of Stonewall, Callen-Lorde has been transforming lives by providing a welcoming environment for LGBTQ communities to get quality care, free of judgment and regardless of ability to pay. The first LGBTQ-centric healthcare provider, Callen-Lorde is widely recognized for its innovative HIV and transgender care. We continuously pioneer research, advocacy and education to drive positive change – not just for our patients – but for all LGBTQ people. For more information about Callen-Lorde and its research and programs, visit www.callen-lorde.org.