Biggest Brooklyn and Queens office leases

Long Island City may have famously lost out on Amazon in 2019, but the neighborhood still dominated the Queens office market by a wide margin. Eight of the 10 largest office leases in Queens last year — including the top six — were in the neighborhood. No. 1 was a nearly 500,000-square-foot lease from Centene at 1 Court Square, while second place went to Macy’s, which inked a 300,000-square-foot lease at 28-07 Jackson Avenue.

In Brooklyn, city agencies provided the office market with a big jolt last year. Deals for different government departments accounted for four of the 10 largest office leases in the borough by square footage. The city’s Human Resources Administration grabbed the top spot with a lease for almost 350,000 square feet at 250 Livingston Street, and new leases for the Administration for Children’s Services, New York City Department of Transportation and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office all cracked the top 10 as well. The largest lease for a private company was Netflix, which grabbed the No. 2 spot overall with a deal for 161,000 square feet at 333 Johnson Avenue. 

Biggest Brooklyn Office Leases in 2019

RankAddressTenantSq. Ft.Tenant Rep.Landlord
1250 Livingston Street, Downtown BrooklynNew York City Human Resources Administration342496DirectClipper Equity
2333 Johnson Avenue, East WilliamsburgNetflix161000JLLSteel Equities
312 MetroTech Center, Downtown BrooklynAdministration for Children's Services128216N/ABrookfield Properties
4101 Varick Avenue, BushwickNYC Department of Transportation92000CBRERabsky Group
510 Jay Street, DumboRent the Runway83051CBREGlacier Global Partners and Triangle Assets

Biggest Queens Office Leases in 2019

RankAddressTenantSq. Ft.Tenant Rep.Landlord
11 Court Square, Long Island CityCentene465312DirectSavanna
228-07 Jackson Avenue, Long Island CityMacy’s300000CBRETishman Speyer
330-20 Thomson Avenue, Long Island CityThe City University of New York194058Newmark Knight FrankFeil Organization
41 Court Square, Long Island CityAltice103133N/ASavanna
527-01 Queens Plaza North, Long Island CityEstée Lauder Companies100000N/ABrause Realty