Office Space News
Published November 19th, 2012 by Jennifer LeClaire
NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy is bringing out the best in New York executive office suites providers. More than two weeks after the superstorm displaced office space users, the lower parts of Manhattan are still feeling the impact of power outages – and it may take up to several weeks to get some office buildings back up and running at full capacity.
Corporate Suites Business Centers is among the latest alternative workspace providers in Manhattan to run to the rescue of displaced New York office space users.
“Immediately following the storm, we received many phone calls and e-mails from companies seeking temporary office space in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan because many buildings in the area were heavily damaged from flooding, and thus without electricity, internet and phone,” says Eugene Gutsalo, manager at Corporate Suites.
Corporate Suites Business Centers’ Downtown and Midtown locations were ready for immediate occupancy, with electricity, phone and internet, and the staff worked overtime to get companies situated with temporary offices. Corporate Suites Business Centers’ 22 Cortlandt Street executive office suites in Downtown New York is now a makeshift home for many companies that typically office in the financial district but are waiting to resume normal operations after the storm.
“Within minutes, we got people back online, connected to mission critical programs, provided telephone services, and anything else they needed to get back to business,” noted Hayim Grant, President of Corporate Suites. “While the events of Hurricane Sandy are incredibly unfortunate, we understand the need of companies and business professionals to continue operations and get back to business. And that’s exactly what we specialize in at Corporate Suites – furnished office space in New York City that’s ready at a moment’s notice.”
Of course, it’s not only the Financial District office space that’s in high demand in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Manhattan neighborhoods like Chelsea, Soho, Tribeca and the Lower East Side are also suffering power outages and other service disruptions. Beyond New York, New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut remain without an office due to wind and water damage. Executive office suites providers are rallying to the cause in these areas too.
“We have not only focused on the Financial District, but offices in Midtown that provide a good temporary accommodation for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy,” says Grant. “Midtown Manhattan office space is excellent due to it’s accessibility by subways, bus and commuter rail. Our location at 1001 Avenue of the Americas is great for firms with employees in Long Island and New Jersey thanks to its proximity to Penn Station.”
Corporate Suite Business Centers is also accommodating displaced Hurricane Sandy victims at its 275 Madison Avenue location, which is outside Grand Central Station and near Bryant Park and Times Square. Because of its centralized location, Grant says this is a great option for firms with many employees in areas north of Manhattan that have access to MetroNorth. Grant has also seen a rise in meeting space and virtual office rental at this location as many people are choosing to work off-site after the storm, but still need to maintain a presence and meet with clients in Manhattan.
“We’re glad to report all our clients and employees are safe, and just like our customers in New York, we’re looking forward to getting back on track after the storm,” Grant says. “New York is an incredibly resilient city that thrives due to its economic prowess, and we established our business on helping companies recover from dislocation, as well as helping companies grow and expand their market in New York City. Simply put, we handle the office space so they can focus on their business.”