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Grand Central contract goes to Alliance workers.

Alliance Building Services has been awarded an exclusive contract to provide security, cleaning, messenger center and restoration services at Grand Central Square. The services will be provided at both buildings by Classic Security, First Quality Maintenance, Bright Star Couriers and Onyx Restoration Works, divisions of Alliance Building Services.

The 31-story, 921,370 s/f building at Grand Central Square and Lexington Avenue has recently undergone a complete renovation, including improvements to the lobby, entrance and windows. The building boasts a tenant roster that includes St. Paul's Travelers and TIAA-CREF and has recently completed a leasing program that absorbs over 650,000 s/f of vacant space to credit tenants.

The 34-story, 827,283 s/f building at Grand Central Square and Third Avenue is also in the midst of a significant renovation. The building's tenant roster includes Fairchild Publications, Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association and Eisner LLP.

"This has been a time of dramatic growth for Alliance," said Michael Rodriguez, president of Alliance Building Services, "and I cannot think of a better way start the new year than with these two significant contracts."

Alliance Building Services announced its revenue grew by over 30 percent in 2005, as the company gained significant market share throughout the New York metropolitan area.

"We are pleased and honored to be such an integral component of the New York City real estate world," said Gary Green, CEO of Alliance Building Services.

The company's highlighted cleaning contracts this past year include the Lincoln Building at 60 E. 42nd St.; 530 Fifth Ave.; 180 Maiden Lane and the Reckson Plaza in Uniondale.

First Quality also broke into the New Jersey cleaning market in a big way by adding 80 Park West in Saddle Brook, 2 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, 105 Challenger Road in Ridgefield Park, and the Gale Company Portfolio in Lyndhurst.

Classic Security, Alliance's building protection division, expanded its network to include such buildings as 142 West 57th St.; 44 Wall St.; River's Edge at 2156 Madison Avenue, 110 William St. and 180 Maiden Lane. The firm hired David Reiss, retired NYPD captain, as senior vice president. Meanwhile, the security management team became an important media source on the issues of subway terrorism prevention and security surveillance.

Bright Star Couriers, creators of the increasingly utilized messenger centers, earned contracts to open messenger centers at new locations including 14 Wall Street, 2 Park Avenue, and the Daily News building at 220 East 42nd Street.

Meanwhile, Onyx Restoration Works, Alliance's metal and marble restoration division, received high-profile contacts at 1515 Broadway; 501 Seventh Ave.; 261 Fifth Ave.; 17 Battery Place and 600 Third Ave.

"Overall, 2005 was a year of dramatic growth, not only for the company, but for its people," Green said. "We have once again raised the bar within our industries from both a service and economic standpoint. We look forward to another year of personal growth and success for our clients, employees, and company in 2006."
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Title Annotation:Alliance Building Services gets contract for Grand Central Square
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 1, 2006
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