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Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment announced Thursday that they will be moving corporate offices, including the Nets business operations, to Industry City next year. They will lease —and renovate— the floor directly below the HSS Training Center..

Business operations have been headquartered at Metro Tech, Bruce Ratner’s office complex in the borough. The lease at Metro Tech was up ... and consolidating office space has been an organization goal since the Nets chose the Industry City site on 39th Street just off Upper New York Bay.

The official announcement stated...

“Beginning in June 2018, BSE’s corporate office will relocate to Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, one floor below HSS Training Center, where the Brooklyn Nets practice. Located just one subway stop from Barclays Center, the office will accommodate up to 350 employees and occupy 70,000 square feet on the seventh floor of the historic waterfront warehouse.”

BS&E operates the Brooklyn and Long Island Nets, Barclays Center, Nassau Coliseum, and LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre. It is also taking over Webster Hall, a Manhattan night club/concert space, closing it down on Friday for an 18-month renovation. The Mikhail Prokhorov-owned entity also manages business operations for the New York Islanders.

“Since 2012, our company has nearly doubled in size and we are looking forward to having these new corporate offices in order to support our continued growth,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE. “Additionally, with Brooklyn Nets business and basketball united under one roof, we will further build a collaborative work environment that encourages innovation and teamwork.”

BS&E will also lease 3,400 square foot of space at 125 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Previously, Prokhorov’s ONEXIM Sports & Entertainment occupied an office at the Seagrams Building a few blocks north at 375 Park.

Irina Pavlova, former president of ONEXIM, had been a big advocate of the consolidation. She tweeted out her congratulations, saying the Nets, players and business types, will now all be “under one gorgeous roof(top)!”