By Michelle Baus
Executive Office Center owners, Jack and Steven Blumner may have hit upon a novel idea when they opened their state-of-the-art business center in the fall. The brothers, former owners of First Choice Real Estate, once the top selling residential brokerage in Queens, are not merely landlords. They are actively engaged in helping their tenants make more money.
Since opening in October, the Executive Office Center at Fresh Meadows has attracted 50 tenants and virtual tenants, including seventeen attorneys. “We’re right on schedule,” says Executive Director Jack Blumner, who expects that number to double by the end of the year.
The Executive Office Center, offering serviced office suites and virtual offices, is the first such business center to open in the borough of Queens. There are scores of executive suite office centers in Manhattan and Long Island, but none until now in the densely populated borough of Queens.
Executive suite centers typically offer a menu of administrative services to their tenants, but supplementing these services with marketing support elevates the concept of serviced office space to a new level.
Jack and Steven Blumner are no strangers to marketing. In the 1990s they made their company, First Choice Real Estate, a household name in Queens by sending out millions of pieces direct mail to homeowners in the borough. Now they are using the World Wide Web to help accomplish their objectives.
What they have done is to develop two consumer websites to help promote and facilitate business for their tenants, as a value added benefit. The two websites are www.everythingunder1roof.com and www.queensforless.com.
• www.everythingunder1roof.com is a business directory of the Executive Office Center at Fresh Meadows tenants that shortcuts the customer’s hunt for business and professional services in Queens. There are presently 50 companies affiliated with the office center. In time, there will be several hundred, says Mr. Blumner, “and we want Queens consumers to know that they can find virtually everything they need right here under one roof.”
• www.queensforless.com offers coupon discounts for Queens neighborhood stores and restaurants, while featuring the professional and business services of the Executive Office Center’s tenants. Consumers are lured to the website by attractive retail discounts. Once there, they also find the many different professional and business services offered by tenants of the Executive Office Center.
Tenants of the Executive Office Center are also featured on the 16 foot LED display that faces the busy parking lot of the Fresh Meadows shopping center.
The Executive Office Center is the perfect place for attorneys and other solo professionals and small companies doing business in the borough of Queens. It is ideal for companies that need a branch or satellite office in the borough. The Executive Office Center is also the closest office business center to JFK and LaGuardia airports. Business travelers to New York may wish to take advantage of the building’s close proximity to the airports. Day suites and conference rooms are available at hourly, daily and weekly rates.
For further information, visit the Executive Office Center at Fresh Meadows online at www.executiveofficefm.com, or call Associate Director Mary Abrams at 718-475-2121.
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