KABR Group and Monocle Group have kicked off a major renovation to improve the complex known as Ideal Queens, at 184-10 and 184-60 Jamaica Ave. in Jamaica, including a complete exterior restoration of the building façade and the installation of new automatic freight and passenger elevators, among other enhancements. — Courtesy: KABR
By Joshua Burd
KABR Group and Monocle Group have signed a lease extension and expansion that will allow a fast-growing auto parts retailer to double its footprint at a Queens industrial complex.
In a news release, Ridgefield Park-based KABR said Arch Auto Parts now occupies more than 60,000 square feet at 184-10 and 184-60 Jamaica Ave., in the borough’s Jamaica section. The facility serves as the company’s main distribution center for a footprint that includes some 20 retail locations, offering 620,000 square feet in total and providing tenants with easy access to Manhattan, Long Island City, Long Island, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Brooklyn.
The deal comes a year after the joint venture purchased the complex known as Ideal Queens.
“Doubling the size of our Queens center is critical to our growing regional footprint,” said Chris Bodh, owner and CEO of Arch Auto Parts. “We are excited to be working with the new ownership group on our company’s expansion in this great location.”
Ideal Queens has 15 loading docks, multiple drive-in doors, 24/7 secured access, ceiling heights of up to 20-foot clear and on-site surface parking, according to a news release. Ownership has kicked off a major renovation to improve the building’s infrastructure and tenant experience, including a complete exterior façade restoration and the installation of new automatic freight and passenger elevators, among other enhancements.
“Arch Auto Parts is a perfect fit for Ideal Queens,” said Adam Altman, founder and managing partner of KABR. “We are excited to be a part of their continued growth.”
The leasing team for the property includes Cushman & Wakefield’s Frank Liggio and Joe Hentze Jr. and Avison Young’s Reid Berch and Joseph Lagano.