National Response Corp. Renews Lease at Sunrise Business Center on Long Island

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Global oil spill cleanup expert National Response Corp., renewed its lease for 7,573 square feet at the Sunrise Business Center in Great River, Long Island, demonstrating the ability of the complex’s owner, Metropolitan Realty Associates LLC, to continue to make deals despite the difficult economic environment.

Global oil spill cleanup expert National Response Corp., has renewed its lease at the Sunrise Business Center in Great River, demonstrating the ability of the complex’s owner, Metropolitan Realty Associates LLC, to continue to make deals despite the difficult economic environment.

NRC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based Seacor Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) renewed its lease for 7,573 square feet. It has been a tenant in the 100 Building at Sunrise Business Center since 2000, when the complex first opened and was known as the Long Island Technology Center.
The Sunrise Business Center is comprised of three buildings totaling 363,600 square feet, at 3500 Sunrise Highway at Connetquot Avenue.

“We are pleased to be able to renew the lease for our space at Sunrise Business Center and not disrupt our business operations,” said NRC Senior Vice President Christopher Ward. “We’ve been here nine years and we look forward to being here for the foreseeable future.”

“NRC’s decision to renew its lease at the Sunrise Business Center demonstrates the building’s appeal to international, national and local companies and is proof that our effort to upgrade the property is appreciated,” said Joseph A. Farkas, president of Jericho-based Metropolitan Realty Associates LLC.

Since its acquisition of the property, Metropolitan has spent millions of dollars in upgrades and renovations, which Ward said was a factor in NRC’s decision to renew. “Joe’s been true to his word in making the improvements to the property that he promised he would make and in bringing in other Class-A tenants,” Ward said. “We’ve found him to be a hands-on owner.”

The CB Richard Ellis team of Ray Ruiz, Maryanne Dugan, Ryan Blaney and Brian Cruz, leasing agents for the complex, arranged the renewal.

Conveniently located on Sunrise Highway at Connetquot Avenue, the Sunrise Business Center offers a host of amenities, Empire Zone benefits and access to public transportation.     

Along with its economic competitiveness, the Sunrise Business Center provides tenants with such amenities as WiFi throughout the building, a beautiful full-service cafe and a conference center that can accommodate up to 300 people. The building also offers concierge and security services, onsite management, 24/7 access, access to various telecommunications and Internet service providers and abundant parking.

About National Response Corp.
National Response Corp., a SEACOR Environmental Services group company, is the largest commercial oil spill removal organization in the United States with a diversified client base of vessel owning, integrated oil, exploration & production and power generating companies, as well as airlines and trucking firms. NRC has offices on all three U.S. Coasts, the Mississippi River, in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information visit http://www.nrcc.com.

About Metropolitan Realty Associates                                            
Established in 2001, Jericho, N.Y.-based Metropolitan Realty Associates LLC is a national real estate investment and development firm, owning more than 700,000 square feet of office space on Long Island. Metropolitan Realty Associates owns the Business and Research Center at Garden City, in Garden City, NY, the Sunrise Business Center in Great River, N.Y., and the Jericho Atrium in Jericho, N.Y. It also has important investments in development projects in New York City and many other properties across the country. For more information about Metropolitan Realty Associates visit http://www.metropolitanra.com.

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