APF Properties announced the opening of a “Bicycle Parking Room” on the ground floor of the “Club Row Building,” located at 28 West 44th Street in the vicinity of Grand Central Station. This unique, tenant-only amenity is one of only a few “Bicycle Parking Rooms” seen in city office buildings.
The Bicycle Parking Room (Bike Room) at 28 West 44th Street is located on the lobby level and will be offered free for tenant use. The space is completely secure requiring pre-authorized ‘card-key’ access and video monitoring. APF Properties decided to add this dedicated amenity to the Club Row Building as part of its full-lobby and building entrance renovation of the property.
“APF Properties is keeping up with and anticipating the requests and needs of our tenants with this proactive initiative,” said Kenneth Aschendorf, principal of APF Properties. “We have witnessed an increase in bicycle use by our tenants as Mayor Bloomberg’s endeavor to make commuting by bicycle as convenient as possible. This initiative is in keeping with our management policy of encouraging sustainability throughout our portfolio.”
“Tenants are certain to take advantage of this welcome addition to the Club Row Building,” said David Rosenbloom, a Cushman & Wakefield executive director, who along with Joshua A. Goldman, Emily Weber, Jonathan Fales, and Michael Tranfalia represents APF Properties as exclusive leasing agent. “APF Properties is once again ahead of the market by encouraging alternative modes of transportation and promoting health and well-being by making bicycle transportation to work that much easier.”
APF Properties LLC is a real estate investment firm that owns and manages commercial real estate in New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Founded in 1995 by Kenneth Aschendorf and Berndt Perl, APF Properties own a 2 million-square-foot office portfolio.