WILLIAMSBURG — Winick Realty Group LLC reports that Bright Horizons, a brand of internationally recognized child care centers, has leased its first Brooklyn location in a brand-new residential building at 175 Kent Ave., between North Third and North Fourth streets in Williamsburg.
The Watertown, Mass.-based company, operating in the U.S., Europe and Canada, also serves as the daycare provider for Chase Bank and has frequently been the only child care organization named by Fortune magazine on its list of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.”
The child care center, which will open in 2013, will occupy 2,484 square feet on the ground floor, as well as 18,228 square feet on the lower level, according to Diana Boutross, senior managing director at Winick, who represented landlord The Chetrit Group in this 15-year lease transaction along with Lori Shabtai, executive vice president at Winick.
Bright Horizons was represented by Peter Occhi and Michael Hofmann of Cassidy Turley.
In addition to being at the base of a residential building — with 113 rental units in its seven stories, the Bright Horizons space will be across the street from another rental building and only a few blocks away from a park, noted Boutross, making it a perfect location for a child care center.
“We had a lot of interest in the space, but the landlord wanted to wait for the right tenant and the right use,” she said. “With so many young families moving into the area in recent years, an amenity of this kind will be an amazing addition to Kent Avenue and to Williamsburg.”