Seton Education Partners to Open 73,000 SF Charter School in The Bronx
NEW YORK CITY — Seton Education Partners, a nonprofit owner-operator of charter schools, has entered into a leasehold condominium agreement with Bolivar Development to open a 73,000-square-foot school at 1936 Jerome Ave. in The Bronx. The structure of the deal allows Seton to own the condo unit that will house the school for 39 years before ownership reverts to the developer. The school will be operated under the Brilla Public Charter School brand and will ultimately serve more than 800 students in grades K-8. Stephen Powers and Lindsay Ornstein of OPEN Impact Real Estate, along with Jake Cinti and Alexander Smith of Transwestern, represented Seton in the deal. Jim Lester and Peter Fine represented Bolivar Development on an internal basis. The new building is expected to open for the 2024-2025 academic year, initially serving students in grades K-4 and expanding through eighth grade by 2028.