Smithtown, NY: Principals of Damianos Realty Group, accompanied by a host of public officials, marked the opening of the company’s new headquarters in the heart of the historic district of Smithtown’s Village of The Branch at a Dec. 11 ribbon cutting.
The new offices, which total 11,000 square feet, feature lots of glass and black wood and shades of gray and white. The sleek, modern style represents a sharp contrast to the exterior of the colonial-style brick office building constructed in 1974.
Shown (from left) John Damianos, Cristofer Damianos, Deanna Varricchio, Michael Donnelly, Irene Kissam, Thomas Keon, and Pelops Damianos
“We wanted to do something that was very corporate looking, II said Cristofer Damianos, noting that the new offices showcase the company’s capabilities In design and construction to prospective tenants, presents a sophisticated image to those who do business with the company and provides a better working environment for Damlanos Realty’s 20 employees”They were looking for an elegant spin,” said James Acunto, principal of Innersite.
“They were looking for an elegant spin,” said James Acunto, principal of Innersite Inc., the Hauppauge-based interior design firm that was responsible for the new look.” It has a moving forward look to it.”
Damianos Realty, which occupied 4,000 square feet for 20 years at 285 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown, moved into the new space several months ago.
The company also renovated public areas in the 80,000 slf building, which it acquired in 2004. The building is 100 percent leased and anchored by the financial service firm A.G. Edwards (which Is being acquired by Wachovia Financial) and a Chase Bank. Medical and professional tenants lease the remaining space.
“We wish them much success, II said Mayor Kissane, who participated in the ribbon cutting. Other public officials at the ceremony included Smithtown supervisor Patrick Vecchio; Smithtown Receiver of Taxes Deanna Varricchio; Smithtown council member Patricia Biancaniello; Smithtown council elect Robert Creighton; Assemb. Michael Fitzpatrick; Brookhaven town clerk Pamela Bethell; Brookhaven director of economic development Raymond Donnelly; Village of Port Jefferson mayor Brian Harty; and Village of the Branch clerk Robert Morlath.
Story Originally published in the New York Real Estate Journal on February 5th, 2008