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MTA Real Estate Department

Leasing & Sales RFPs

The MTA Real Estate Department leases, licenses, and occasionally offers for sale, a variety of retail, vacant, and industrial properties. The most common bid solicitation process is the Request for Proposals (RFP). RFPs are issued by MTA Real Estate in-house staff, and, for select properties, through real estate brokers. All RFPs are listed on this website.


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Current Requests for Proposals (RFP)

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MTA New York City Transit

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified parties for the exclusive right to lease, develop, manage, and operate approximately 8,800 square feet of food and retail space in the New York City Transit system at the 42nd Street & 8th Avenue Station Retail Mezzanine. Food uses involving cooking, as well as the sale of alcohol, will be permitted subject to MTA review and approval. For more information about the RFP, please click on the link below

Request for Proposals for the exclusive leasing of the retail mezzanine at the 42nd Street & 8th Avenue station

Addendum 1 - Exhibits D through I

Addendum 2 - Site Visits

Addendum 3 - Site Visit on Thursday, June 6th at 10:00 AM

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking proposals from qualified parties for the long-term ground lease of and/or purchase of surplus air rights from 40 Quay Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. The relocation of the existing New York City Transit functions would be required as part of any ground lease. For more information about the offering and the Request for Proposals (RFP), please click on the link below.

Request for Proposals document for 40 Quay Street

Addenda no. 1 containing: (i) a questions & answers document, and (ii) a site survey.

Addenda No. 2 to the 40 Quay Street RFP. This addenda extends the question submission deadline to Friday, July 26, 2019, with answers posted no later than Friday, August 2, 2019, and extends the proposal submission deadline to Friday, August 16, 2019.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking proposals from qualified parties for the license of retail space at these NYCTA subway stations: 157 Street (Manhattan-1 train), 66 Street-Lincoln Center (Manhattan-1 train), 96 Street (Manhattan-6 train), Jamaica Center-Parsons Blvd/Archer Ave (Queens-E,J,Z trains), and Steinway Street (Queens-M,R trains). For more information, please click on the link below.

RFP: License of retail space at five NYCTA subway stations

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified parties for the lease of platform retail spaces at the 59 St -- Columbus Circle subway station in Manhattan (1, A, B, C, and D lines)

Request for Proposals for the lease of three platform retail spaces at the 59 St -- Columbus Circle subway station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking proposals from qualified parties for the license of retail space at the following subway stations in Manhattan: 5th Ave -- 53 St (E and M trains), Chambers Street (1, 2, and 3 trains), Wall Street (4 and 5 trains). For more information, please click on the link below.

Request for Proposals for the license of retail spaces at 5th Ave -- 53 St, Chambers St, and Wall St

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is pleased to present a Request For Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the license of vacant retail space at 24 properties throughout the NYCT network. Interested parties may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for one or more of the units. For more information, please click on the link below.

Request for Expressions of Interest for the licensing of various NYCT retail units.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified parties for the leasing of 74-20 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. The space is vented for food use and previously operated as a restaurant. Total square footage is 3,860 (1,360 SF ground / 2,500 SF basement). The sale of alcohol, will be permitted subject to MTA review and approval. For more information about the RFP, please click on the link below.

Request for Proposals for the leasing of restaurant/retail space at 74-20 Roosevelt Ave in Jackson Heights

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking proposals from qualified parties for the license of retail spaces at Main St-Flushing (7 train) and 63rd Drive-Rego Park (M/R trains) in Queens. For more information, please click on the link below.

Request for Proposals for the license of retail spaces at Main St-Flushing (7 train) & 63 Drive-Rego Park (M/R trains)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified parties for the lease of retail spaces at 34 St-Penn Station stations, 7th Avenue/Broadway and 8th Avenue Lines in Manhattan (1/2/3 and A/C/E lines). For more information, please click on the link below.

Request for Proposals for the lease of retail spaces at 34 St-Penn Station stations (7 Ave & 8 Ave) - Updated

Addendum 1 - July 23 site visit has been rescheduled to August 6, and proposal submission deadline extended to August 22.

MTA Metro-North Railroad

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking proposals from qualified parties to license retail space at 188 North Main Street in Port Chester, New York. For more information, please click on the link below.

Request for Proposals for the license of retail space at 188 North Main Street, Port Chester, New York.

MTA Long Island Rail Road

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified parties for the leasing of the LIRR station building at Kew Gardens. Food uses involving cooking will be permitted subject to MTA review and approval. For more information about the RFP, please click on the link below.

Request for Proposals for the leasing of the LIRR station building at Kew Gardens.

Addendum 1 - Site Visit

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified parties for the leasing of the LIRR station building at Woodmere. Food uses involving cooking will be permitted subject to MTA review and approval. For more information about the RFP, please click on the link below.

Leasing of the LIRR Station Building at Woodmere

Addendum 1 - Deadline Extension

Grand Central Terminal

For more information regarding Grand Central Terminal real estate specific opportunities and inquiries click here.


Requests for Proposals (RFP)—More Information

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The RFP provides information on the available property or location, explains how to prepare a proposal, and outlines the terms of prospective leases or licenses. The RFP describes improvements that the operator of a business is expected to make to the property as a condition of the agreement. As part of an RFP, a site visit will generally be arranged to permit the prospective proposers to view the property or premises being offered. The Real Estate Department seeks proposals from as many potential operators as possible, evaluates all of the proposals submitted, negotiates terms and conditions, and concludes the transaction.

MTA invites all interested parties to submit a proposal in response to an announcement of an RFP. The specific requirements of any RFP and the documents required in support of any proposal will be detailed in the RFP information packet which is available on-line via the links shown above.

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All inquiries are encouraged, and the MTA welcomes the participation of minorities, women, and other disadvantaged groups in the business opportunities available on MTA property. The MTA Department of Diversity and Civil Rights at 646-252-1369 is available to provide assistance to applicants. No proposer will be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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