By Linda Collins
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Real estate brokerage Modern Spaces recently launched its first Brooklyn office at 135 Kent Ave. on the Williamsburg waterfront, where it shares a 4,100-square-foot space with Sweetleaf coffeehouse.
In addition to the more than 150 brokers, clients and guests in attendance, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz helped kick off the celebration by presenting a proclamation to co-founders Eric Benaim and Ted Kokkoris.
Attendees received orange Modern Spaces- and Brooklyn-branded Frisbees and sunglasses. And they enjoyed both The Bosco photo booth, by a Brooklyn-based supplier of state-of-the-art photo booths — where guests also received Brooklyn-themed props like fedoras, gold chains, cut-out mustaches and oversized specs to wear as they posed for pictures — and the music of DJ Ayers.
Brooklyn-brewed beer, hors d’oeuvres by Cubana Social and specialty drinks by Sweetleaf were also part of the celebration.
Designed by Benaim, the new office is environmentally-friendly and “old Brooklyn”-inspired with furnishings of reclaimed wood and salvaged materials, and a Brooklyn street art-style mural by local Williamsburg artist Skewville.