Muss signs two tenants to 43K sf at Forest Hills Tower

Child Center of NY and Plaza College will each take part of FEMA’s former digs
June 06, 2016 02:00PM

118-35 Queens Boulevard Jason Muss

118-35 Queens Boulevard (inset: Jason Muss)

Jason Muss’ Muss Development signed a pair of new leases at 118-35 Queens Boulevard, going part of the way to replacing the 200,000 square feet of space being vacated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The developer inked two new deals: a 12-year agreement with the Child Center of New York for just under 22,000 square feet on the sixth floor and a 15-year one for 21,000, with Plaza College, which is expanding on its existing 40,000-square-foot space, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The building, which Muss built in 1981, is currently undergoing millions of dollars in renovations, Jason Muss told the paper.

Asking rents there are in the middle- to- high-$30s per square foot.

“A lot of tenants serving Queens have a need for quality office space in Queens,” Muss told the Journal. “We serve that market.”

Back in 2012, the developer signed a deal with FEMA to temporarily lease 10 full floors of the 518,000-square-foot building. [WSJ, first item]Ariel Stulberg