By Gina Martinez
The American Cancer Society is one of the first tenants to occupy offices in the SkyView Wellness Center in Flushing, which opened in August. The Wellness Center is a 50,000-square-foot, 32-unit office complex located in The Shops at SkyView Center, a mixed-use development at 40-24 College Point Blvd. The American Cancer Society has leased 3,200 square feet for their offices.
David Brickman, director at Onex Real Estate, says that the addition of a health center is a plus for the area’s residents and shoppers.
“SkyView Wellness office space is uniquely positioned to meet the demand from health care office tenants in Flushing,” he said. “The office suites offer tenants the opportunity to benefit from the vast synergies that are created by SkyView’s other uses, which include 750,000 square feet of retail shops, 1,200 luxury residential condos and 2,600 parking spaces.”
The Grand at Sky View Parc, which consists of three residential towers that are scheduled to be completed between this fall and summer 2017, will be just above The Shops at SkyView Center.
Canossa Chan, senior market manager of Community Engagement at the American Cancer Society, says the location was chosen because of its proximity to the many services the development offers, especially those that are part of the Wellness Center
“We’ll be accessible for individuals or families coming straight from doctor’s appointments,” she said. “This was important to us as our mission is to save lives and provide comprehensive support to our cancer patients.”
Chan also noted that the new office will be a great resource both for cancer patients in Queens and for those who want to help the society to fulfill its mission.
“There will be a number of volunteer opportunities at the new office,” she said. “Plus many free patient services for Queens residents. For example, Queens residents who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatment can come to our office to receive and be fitted for a new wig or participate in our ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ program. Currently, the office is serving as home base for the society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Queens Walk, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16.
According to Brickman, the services that the American Cancer Society will provide fit in very well with the overall environment that SkyView is aiming to provide for its residents, the businesses that lease space there and the surrounding community.
“SkyView’s on-site shopping and dining amenities, 3,000 residents and ample parking provide tenants with the ability to locate in the type of ‘live, work, play’ environment that their employees and their visitors are seeking,” Brickman said. “We are excited to welcome American Cancer Society to our tenant mix and look forward to seeing them fulfill their very important mission from SkyView Wellness.”
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