Global Financial Credit LLC, a company that provides litigation financing services to plaintiffs, recently relocated from Bedford Hills to White Plains. The company, which was looking for a more centralized location in Westchester County, leased 3,000 square feet at 14 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.
Premier Brands of America Inc., a manufacturer of branded and private-label foot care and health products, is relocating its corporate offices to 31 South St. in Mount Vernon.
The company said the move into the newly renovated loft offices with with a private parking garage and modern amenities was necessary given Premier’s rapid growth. The old headquarters adjoined the company’s factory on Pearl Street in Mount Vernon.
“It was important that we stay in the Mount Vernon community due to its accessibility for our employees, vendors and being in close proximity to our manufacturing operations,” Chief Executive Officer Steve Corsun said. “We love the SoHo loft feel of 31 South Street.”
Westchester Reproductive Medicine recently relocated to 344 Main Street, Suite 403, in Mount Kisco. It previously was based in Yorktown Heights. Since 2006, Westchester Reproductive Medicine has provided infertility treatment options to women and men wishing to have a baby under the oversight of Dr. Rachel Bennett, an infertility specialist.
Rockland Window Covering recently moved from Monsey to a new store at 312 Route 59 in Spring Valley. The store offers an extensive product line, including Hunter Douglas window coverings, Kravet, Ralph Lauren, Robert Allen and other manufacturers. Owner Aron Lieberman has been a resident of Rockland County for 17 years.
Amalgamated Life Insurance Co. said that it has signed a lease to move its corporate headquarters from Manhattan into 132,000 square feet at the former General Foods headquarters at 333 Westchester Avenue in White Plains. News of the move was first revealed on Sept. 4 when Westchester County’s Industrial Development Agency approved a package of $480,000 in tax breaks to draw Amalgamated and up to 440 full-time workers to White Plains.
Woodshed Unfinished Furniture, a specialty furniture store in Westchester County for nearly 50 years, has changed its name to Natural Selection Furniture. The store also has relocated 250 yards south from its previous location in Hartsdale into the former Treasure Island building at 333 Central Park Ave. in Scarsdale.
Natural Selection Furniture said that it sells furniture for all rooms of the home that is only made in the United States and that comes in a variety of styles and sizes. Wood types include maple, oak, cherry, birch, and aspen. None of the furniture contains particle board or wood containing preservatives, according to the store. A custom shop at Natural Selectionâ€™s warehouse is designed to meet the needs of customers who want furniture not offered by the storeâ€™s manufacturers.
Suzette Hosiery expects to move this weekend out of a location it has occupied for nearly 50 years at Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers. The store is moving to a temporary location in the mall at 13 Xavier Drive until a new location, known as Building G, is completed in November. Suzette Hosiery said that it has signed a 10-year lease for a space in Building G. The changes are part of a $275 million mall renovation that includes demolishing some existing buildings and constructing new stores.
Tremont Capital Management in Rye, an investment manager of a fund of hedge fund portfolios, said that Robert Schulman, chairman of the parent company Tremont Group Holdings Inc., is retiring effective July 7.
Schulmanâ€™s retirement follows a 2006 succession plan under which Rupert Allan, formerly managing director of Tremontâ€™s London office, was named president and, later chief executive officer of Tremont Group Holdings. With Schulmanâ€™s retirement, Jim Mitchell will return to Tremontâ€™s headquarters after four years in the London office. Mitchell will report to Allan.
Schulman joined Tremont in 1994 as president and chief executive. In 2001, Schulman helped arrange Tremontâ€™s acquisition by OppenheimerFunds. Most recently, Schulman directed Tremontâ€™s single manager products group, Rye Investment Management.
Greenwald Doherty LLP, a law firm specializing in labor and employment law, has moved its Rockland County office to 30 Ramland Road in Orangeburg. For more information, visit the company’s Web site, www.workplaceattorneys.com.
The new home of Fordham Universityâ€™s adult education program, 400 Westchester Ave. in West Harrison, is undergoing an $8 million renovation, the buildingâ€™s owners said.
GHP Office Realty and Benerofe Properties expect to complete work on the 63,000-square-foot building by the time classes begin in September, said Andrew Greenspan, a GHP partner.
The property originally was built in the 1960s and was one of the original Platinum Mile office complexes, Greenspan said. A new roof and mechanical systems, and energy-efficient lighting and windows are being installed, he said.
Plans also call for 26 newly designed classrooms whose technological features include computerized blackboards and teleconferencing systems. The building will have a library resource center, faculty and office support space, indoor and outdoor meeting areas for student sessions, and a dining room.
The architect is Kouzmanoff Bainton of New York. The general contractor is CW Brown of Thornwood.
GHP and Benerofe bought the property from Verizon last year. Fordham has signed a 20-year lease for the entire building.
It will use 400 Westchester Ave. for its Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Social Services, Graduate School of Education, and its master’s degree program in the School of Education. Some classes in those programs currently are being held at the former Marymount College site in Tarrytown, which Fordham took over in 2002.
Fordham was represented in its lease negotiation by Robert Ocko of Harrington, Ocko and Monk LLP of White Plains. GHP represented the owners. GHP Office Realty is the office building division of Houlihan-Parnes/iCap Realty Advisors LLC.
The Epilepsy Society of Southern New York and Capabilities Partnership Inc. have moved to larger offices in the JCC Rockland complex at 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack, the groups said today.
The organizations, which have a satellite office in Tarrytown, provide services to those with epilepsy and developmental disabilities.
The groups were previously housed in the Blue Hill office tower in Pearl River.
Rockland Economic Development Corp., which has offices at 1 Blue Hill Plaza, is moving â€” but not very far.
Effective Monday, the agencyâ€™s new address will be 2 Blue Hill Plaza, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 1575, Pearl River, NY 10965. The telephone number remains the same: 845-735-7040.
On the web, go to www.redc.org.
Lexington Center for Recovery, a provider of alcohol and substance abuse treatment in the Hudson Valley, has moved its headquarters to 116 Radio Circle in Mount Kisco. The center, which leased 5,500 square feet in the building, has treated 30,000 people in its 25-year history through programs in Westchester and Dutchess counties.
Maxx Properties, an apartment owner and manager, has sold its office building in Mamaroneck and moved to new offices in Harrison. Maxx Properties sold its 32,000-square-foot office building at 875 Mamaroneck Ave. to KOSL Building Corp. The company has leased the fifth floor at 600 Mamaroneck Ave. in Harrison. It occupies 24,000 square feet at the Saxon Woods Corporate Park. Eric S. Goldschmidt, a partner at Scarsdale-based Goldschmidt & Associates, who helped Maxx sell their building and find new space, said the company consolidated from two floors into a single floor to more efficiently operate its corporate headquarters. Maxx Properties specializes in garden apartment complexes.
A local subsidiary of a Swiss corporation will set up operations at The Landmark at Eastview, aided by a tax break from the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency.
Micro-Macinazione USA Inc. specializes in producing finely-ground ingredients for pharmaceutical companies. The drug companies use the ingedients to produce drugs that are used in clinical trials.
Karl Edelman of Katonah, general manager of the local company, said drug companies rely on small businesses like Micro-Macinazione USA, since itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inefficient to set up large manufacturing operations to produce the small amounts of pills, powders and sprays needed in clinical trials.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just one small part of the entire process,Ã¢â‚¬? he said.
Edelman said it will take up to 10 months to set up shop at The Landmark, a biotech corporate park. The company will employ 10 people at the start, a figure that could double in two years, he said.
The county IDA approved a $100,000 sale tax exemption for the business. Construction costs are estimated at $5 million.
Feintool Group of Lyss, Switzerland, said yesterday that it will close its American Feintool plant in White Plains and move operations to Cincinnati, Ohio, eliminating about 20 jobs.
Part of the work force will be moved to Cincinnati, while severance benefits will be offered to the rest, the company said. The White Plains plant, more than 30 years old, no longer has the space to accommodate needed improvements, the company said.
Officials in White Plains could not be reached for comment. The plant produces precision parts with cutting surfaces free of torn or chipped edges. The shutdown is planned in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.
Feintool also said it will close a plastics composite components factory in Thailand at the end of this year because it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t drawing enough regional orders.
The Westchester Medical Group has moved its endocrinology office from 222 Westchester Ave. to 210 Westchester Ave. to serve a growing number of diabetes patients. Patients of Dr. David Bloomgarden, Dr. Jonathan Weinstein, Dr. Kenneth Weiser, family nurse practitioner Mary Joan Vaccaro-Olko and registered dietician Elizabeth DeRobertis can reach them at (914) 684-0202. The White Plains-based Westchester Medical Group is a physician-owned and managed group practice with more than 120 doctors.
CVS Pharmacy will move into the new mixed-use building at 7 Popham Road in Scarsdale, adjacent to the Metro North train station, this month. The 15,000-square-foot retail space will replace the smaller store at 90 Garth Road in Scarsdale.
By the end of the year, CVS will move into the 16,000-square-foot space at 24 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains, formerly occupied by WoolworthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and Foot Locker.
The moves were announced by the broker, Pam Bren Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt and Associates in Scarsdale.
Kindred Partners LLC, an executive recruiting firm that specializes in high-growth technology companies, is moving from Ossining to 100 S. Bedford Road in Mount Kisco, according to Austin Corporate Properties, which represented the company in the real estate deal. Kindred Partners will occupy 6,000 square feet of the 96,000-square-foot building, which is located in the Mount Kisco Corporate Center on Route 172.
Gilman Ciocia, a provider of tax and financial planning services based in Poughkeepsie, has moved its New City operations from Maple Avenue to the Windsor Building at 20 Squadron Blvd. near the intersection of Route 304. Company officials said the move to a larger, 2,300-square-foot space would accommodate its growing client base in Rockland County by providing space for new financial planners and a large conference room for whole-family and estate planning.