BY LUIS GRONDA
A private college is set to move its headquarters from one area of the Borough to another.
Plaza College, a four-year university that offers majors including business administration and accounting, will relocate its campus to Forest Hills in 2014.
The university will take up part of the first floor and the entire second floor of Forest Hills Towers, at 118-35 Queens Blvd. That building was home to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), who set up shop there in the months after Superstorm Sandy. The college is currently located in Jackson Heights.
After FEMA left the towers last year, Muss Development, who is leasing out the open space at the property, has launched a floor-by-floor leasing program, which will see several tenants move into the towers as opposed to one agency like FEMA.
“Our decision to shift to a floor-by-floor leasing campaign is already paying tremendous dividends,” said Jason Muss, principal of Muss Development, in a release announcing the move. “FEMA has been an excellent tenant and we have been proud to assist in their response to Sandy. Their presence also gave us the time and opportunity to re-think the best way to maximize our opportunities at Forest Hills Tower. We are seeing strong demand for single and partial-floor leases.”
Charles Callahan IV, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Plaza College, said they chose Forest Hills because of its central location in the Borough and accessibility to the subway and various highways.
“The move to the new campus will be a seamless transition for Plaza’s students, staff, and faculty,” Callahan IV said.
The school will be near the E and F trains. Thoroughfares like the Van Wyck and Whitestone Expressways will also be close by.
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