Caroline Pardo knows a thing or two about selling square feet. Up until April, for 10 years, the Two Trees director of commercial leasing was largely responsible for shaping Dumbo’s unique retail mix in accordance with Walentas family preferences that their buildings be filled with diverse, interesting retailers.
“We want to maintain the character of the neighborhood by having mom-and-pop stores … as opposed to having a bank on every other corner or having too many national chains in the neighborhood,” Ms. Pardo told The Observer back in 2009.
Budding Brooklyn branding company Red Antler will be moving into a 5,200-square-foot office space in Dumbo, their second move within the neighborhood in just over a year.
The day Dumbo gets an extreme sports tenant will be the day elephants fly, or so we once thought.
Tough Mudder (“not your average lame-ass mud run or spirit-crushing ‘endurance’ road race,” says its Web site) has signed a one-year lease for 2,214 square feet of office space at 55 Washington Street. Trilogy Lacrosse has taken Read More
Once upon a time, a knot of cast-iron buildings buzzed and whirred along the western edge of Brooklyn, cranking out boxes and Brillo pads, until one day a man named David Walentas turned them into condos.
As ruler of the village, which years earlier had been christened Dumbo, Mr. Walentas surrounded himself with trusted confidantes, Read More