Reorganization of NY/NJ
Graybar Electric Company
Over a decade of Corporate Services culminated in a reorganization of Graybar’s local New York & New Jersey real estate. We disposed of a few locations through sales: Newark & North Brunswick, New Jersey. Leases weren’t renewed in Hauppauge, Long Island & Parsippany, NJ. We managed site selection and acquisition for the new Service Center in Carteret, New Jersey, totaling 136,250 RSF. In addition, we established new office leases in Garden City, New York & Edison, New Jersey to facilitate the reorganization. This led to the implementation of the final aspect of the plan, the sale of the obsolete warehouse in Long Island City, 21-15 Queens Plaza North. The three (3) story building had inefficient ceiling heights and needed a freight elevator to move product, because the chute was no longer active. However, the location was phenomenal, due to being in the immediate vicinity of to the Queensboro Bridge. Storage Deluxe seeks locations that would be the first self-storage building viewed when entering a market. This was ideal and they purchased the property for $18,250,000, demolished the existing facility and built a state-of-the-art 280,000 SF self-storage facility at the site. Storage Deluxe was renamed UOVO, which represents self-storage for high-end art: https://uovo.art/.
I had an opportunity to work with Jonathan Stravitz for more than 20 years during my professional career with Graybar and relied heavily on him to assist with multiple commercial real estate projects. His core competencies and understanding of all facets of the commercial real estate industry helped to bring all projects to a successful conclusion. Jonathan unfailingly delivers an exceptional customer experience and value to all stakeholders. He is always willing to help, leverages his vast network of professionals, and applies his abundant resources when needed to get the job done right. Jonathan’s dedication to his work and clients is exemplary. Our business relationship for many years turned into a long lasting friendship, a win-win.”