Michele Beaudoin, a Jackson Heights native who started the firm in 2001, wants to cater to the growing Long Island City community and surrounding Sunnyside and Astoria neighborhoods. The Long Island City office will offer commercial and residential brokering services from the new location at 21-52 44th Dr.
Beaudoin, who has also worked as an interior designer and holds a degree in fine arts from Pratt Institute, is personally attracted to Long Island City because she is interested in the trend of converting older manufacturing buildings in the area into other uses.
“I’ve always loved industrial buildings, because I am an interior designer. I like seeing the transformation of an industrial building,” Beaudoin said. “Long Island City has the best views of Manhattan in town. And it has a nice artist community.”
Although the firm has its only full office in Jackson Heights, Beaudoin has sold properties throughout Queens, and promises to teach future residents and tenants about the entire borough, unlike firms that focus only on the trendier neighborhoods.
There will be a grand opening ceremony on March 5 for the new Long Island City office.