100 Years Young: Briarwood Organization Breaks New Ground

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Family-Owned Full-Service Real Estate Firm Celebrates Centennial Anniversary with New Office Project in Queens

Highlighting a century of progress, the Briarwood Organization continues to innovate New York City’s commercial and residential real estate landscape with important new projects. To mark its first 100 years, the fourth-generation, family-owned company has begun construction on Briarwood Plaza II, a Class-A office building located at 36-29 Bell Boulevard, Queens, with 24,000 square feet of prime space.

“Our first office building, Briarwood Plaza at 36-35 Bell Boulevard, has been a successful amenity for the Queens community for more than a decade,” points out Vincent Riso, President and a third generation Principal. “It was apparent that the timing was right for additional office space to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities at large.”

The state-of-the-art facility features floor sizes ranging from 4,800- to 6,650 rentable square feet, plus on-site parking and carries a 15-year ICAP tax abatement. Its construction and design are bolstered by such environmentally forward measures as water conserving fixtures, low/no VOC paints and primers and LED lighting with motion sensors. In addition, Briarwood Plaza II is close to the Long Island Railroad, as well as express and standard bus-service, and offers excellent access to Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. Briarwood’s in-house property management team is spearheading the marketing and leasing efforts http://briarwoodorg.com/A_O_BriarwoodPlazaII.cfm..

In March 2012, a resolution was adopted by the New York State Senate officially commemorating the Briarwood Organization for its 100th Anniversary.

“For more than a century, Briarwood has played a key role in New York City’s development and we are perfectly-positioned to help shape its future as a developer and third-party general contractor,” adds James Riso, Vice President and a fourth generation Principal of the firm. “Future tenants of Briarwood Plaza II will enjoy the convenience of area restaurants, banking institutions and other services, in addition to a central location near mass transit and major thoroughfares.”

About Briarwood Organization

Founded in 1912, The Briarwood Organization http://www.briarwoodorg.com is a privately-owned and family operated real estate firm engaged in the development, construction and management of residential and commercial properties. Over the years, Briarwood has developed in excess of 5 million square feet of mixed-use, residential, retail and office space throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Past achievements include “The Best American Living” award from the U.S. Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD), “Outstanding Landscape Design” from the New York Landscape Industry Association, and numerous “Excellence in Design and Construction” awards from the Queens & Bronx Building Association and Queens Chamber of Commerce.


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