AECOM gets new digs in Industry City

Company is expanding portfolio in BK

New York /
Jan.January 11, 2018 10:00 AM

Chris Ward and Industry City

AECOM is opening a new office in Brooklyn as the engineering giant takes on more work in the borough.

The company leased 15,000 square feet at Industry City in Sunset Park and is using the space to house 80 employees in its urban design group, Crain’s reported. The new digs offer a quick commute to one of AECOM’s projects: Part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Belt Parkway.

“This is exactly the kind of space that AECOM should be in,” Chris Ward, a senior vice president at the firm, told Crain’s. “It’s an open floor plan that’s a mix of both the past and the future and I want the professionals at AECOM to be thinking of that all the time.”

The move also comes as the company eyes Red Hook as the site of a potential large-scale redevelopment project. In 2016, Ward floated the idea of extending the No. 1 train into Brooklyn, which he estimated would cost $3.5 billion. The proposal also sought to build up to 45 million square feet of residential space in Red Hook. The plan hinged on Port Authority allowing its 80-acre Red Hook Container Terminal to be used for the development.

During his State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the bi-state agency should consider moving the terminal and that the possibility of extending the subway to Red Hook should be explored. [Crain’s] — Kathryn Brenzel 


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
SL Green CEO Marc Holliday (Getty, Sl Green)
SL Green shareholders cry foul on CEO bonus
SL Green shareholders cry foul on CEO bonus
The New York Life Sciences and Biotechnology Center at First Avenue and 41st Street (NY Life Sciences)
Life sciences leasing breaks annual record in five months
Life sciences leasing breaks annual record in five months
The commercial market was hit hard by the pandemic, and property tax revenue is expected to fall 5 percent. (iStock)
Tax bills show how much Covid devalued NYC real estate
Tax bills show how much Covid devalued NYC real estate
Richard Segal of Seavest Investment Group, David Marx of Marx Development Group and 902 Quentin Road in Brooklyn (Photos via Seavest Investment Group, Marx Development Group and VRMNY)
Westchester firm buys $54M Brooklyn medical building
Westchester firm buys $54M Brooklyn medical building
688 and 702 Court Street, Brooklyn with Madison Capital managing partner Richard Wagman (Google Maps, Madison Capital)
Madison Capital snatches up Red Hook industrial sites for $45M
Madison Capital snatches up Red Hook industrial sites for $45M
Real Estate EFTs See Investment Amid Pandemic Recovery
Why investors are rushing into real estate ETFs
Why investors are rushing into real estate ETFs
Manhattan sublease surge shows signs of slowing
Manhattan sublease scourge finally abates
Manhattan sublease scourge finally abates
Blooma founder Shayne Skaff (LinkedIn, iStock)
CRE fintech startup Blooma nabs $15M in funding
CRE fintech startup Blooma nabs $15M in funding
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...