The Institute for Community Living (ICL) is pleased to announce the relocation of its corporate headquarters from 40 Rector Street to 125 Broad Street in lower Manhattan. With the ICL Rector Street lease set to expire at year’s end, the move took place over Columbus Day Weekend. Almost 120 executive office employees begin reporting to work at the new site on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
This marks a second significant change for ICL this year, as their current President and CEO, Mr. David J. Woodlock, joined the organization in July 2013. ICL Board members, staff and consumers are all energized by Mr. Woodlock’s ideas and his vision for the future of ICL, and the new offices reflect that same excitement.
Mr. Woodlock commented, “I am confident that everyone will enjoy their new surroundings at ICL Broad Street. We have taken proactive steps to prepare staff for the relocation by conducting employee tours of the new site and holding meetings to keep them apprised of the progress to get staff acclimated to their new home. Everyone is looking forward to the move.”
The new Broad Street space will essentially be at the same cost per square footage as the Rector Street locale. Several locations were considered before finally selecting 125 Broad Street, which is a beautiful building with views of the East River in bustling lower Manhattan, conveniently located near public transportation, the Staten Island Ferry and South Street Seaport.
Lailu S. Walls, Chief Administrative Officer and a key member of the ICL relocation team explains, “We were fortunate to have engaged the services of realtors Jones Lang LaSalle and architects Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel as our partners to identify and design our vision for our new corporate home. The new office design matches ICL’s vision of a bright and open space with a uniform professional feel. The new offices have over 41,000 square feet on two adjoining floors, with all staff on the 3rd floor and training and storage on the 2nd. This way, all staff will be close in proximity, not just for the ease of movement from one department to another, but to further build increased collaboration and camaraderie among various departments.”
Benjamin Sher, Associate Vice President for Training and Staff Development, remarked, “Moving to 125 Broad Street will open new doors for training at ICL. Our state-of-the-art training facility on the 2nd floor will enable us to educate staff in computer technology, core competencies and leadership. Excitingly, it will also enable ICL the opportunity to market our trainings and training space to the greater behavioral healthcare community.”
The new Broad Street locale will surely grow with the ever-evolving organization. ICL has been a pioneer in bringing the best possible care and support to those in need, and the new headquarters will help continue this important mission.