Amazon Music is coming to Brooklyn’s office market

Behemoth recently announced plans to expand its workforce at the Lord & Taylor building

25 Kent Avenue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (25 Kent; Getty)
25 Kent Avenue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (25 Kent; Getty)

Amazon Music has signed a new lease in Brooklyn, the company’s latest expansion in New York’s office market.

The company signed a lease for 40,000 square feet at Rubenstein Partners and Heritage Equity Partners’ 25 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, according to Business Insider.

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Amazon Music, a streaming service founded just four years ago to compete with peers like Spotify, hopes to use the space as a studio or production space. Amazon recently said it was moving Twitch, a streaming service commonly used by video gamers, into Amazon Music as a way for artists to host live virtual performances.

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JLL represented Rubenstein in the deal.

While pushing forward with its warehouse expansion, Amazon is also gobbling up office space across the United States at a time when demand has hit a two-decade low.

Amazon recently signed leases for 2 million square feet of office space near Seattle. The e-commerce behemoth also recently announced plans to expand its tech workforce at the 660,000-square-foot Lord & Taylor building in New York, and in five other cities across the country.

Other tech companies are also betting on New York City. In August, Facebook signed a lease at the Farley Post Office Development site for 730,000 square feet of space at the property.

[Business Insider] — Keith Larsen