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Massey Knakal invasion underway as new office opens.

The partners of Massey Knakal Realty Services recently celebrated their relocation and expansion to a new Queens office at 118-35 Queens Boulevard, 14th Floor, in Forest Hills, N.Y.

Massey Knakal's new Queens/Nassau County headquarters was necessitated by the firm's tremendous growth and expansion in the boroughs.

Effective July 22, the company officially relocated from 104-70 Queens Boulevard to 118-35 Queens Boulevard, at the northeast corner of 78th Crescent where it is renting the bulk of the 14th floor. The 12,178 s/f space is four times the size of the company's former office space. The new office has 73 work stations, three conference rooms, videoconferencing capability, a kitchen, pantry, lots of vintage photos of Queens, on-site parking and subway and bus stops in front of building.

"The expansion of the Queens office is part of our master plan to create four offices with 40 salespeople each in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx," said Founding Partner Paul Massey.

"Our Brooklyn office and future Bronx office will be expanded accordingly in the next nine months. With this goal accomplished, we will have achieved complete coverage of the New York City market."

Massey Knakal spent four years at 104-70 Queens Boulevard, but quickly outgrew the 3,300 s/f space. Originally, the Queens office opened in 1999 in a 1,000 s/f space, also on Queens Boulevard, when the entire personnel roster consisted of Partner Thomas Donovan and his secretary.

"It went from one person to 18 salespeople in five years," said Donovan, who continues to run the Queens operation. "We also have six associates, a support staff and are currently incubating the Nassau county initiative in our office."

In addition, Massey said, Massey Knakal has its eye on New Jersey to open an office in 2006. Massey Knakal's new landlord in Queens is Muss Development Company.

"We are fully committed to New York's outer boroughs, and this long-term lease is indicative of that commitment," said Chairman and Founding Partner Robert Knakal.

"Muss Development has been terrific to work with and we are looking forward to our tenancy in their outstanding building."
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Title Annotation:Massey Knakal Realty Services Inc.
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Aug 3, 2005
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