The Community Development Corporation of Long Island is relocating its headquarters to Melville. 

CDCLI leased 23,500 square feet of office space at 1660 Walt Whitman Road. The organization will be moving from its long-time space at 2100 Middle Country Road in Centereach to its new Melville digs in March 2023. 

CDCLI also plans to have smaller branch locations in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. 

“As CDCLI continues to expand its team, customer base and impact; transitioning its headquarters to Melville further supports that growth,” Gwen O’Shea, CDCLI president and CEO, said in a written statement. “Melville provides greater accessibility for the vast customer base, team, board of directors and community partners. With a team of 100-plus individuals, CDCLI is looking forward to being an active member of Melville’s community and economic development.” 

Founded in 1969, CDCLI is a nonprofit organization that focuses on meeting the growing demand for affordable housing on Long Island. 

Ralph Benzakein of Cresa Long Island represented CDCLI, while Kyle Crennan and Joe Lopresti of JLL represented landlord Melville Corporate Park LLC in the lease transaction. 

“We worked diligently with the landlord and the JLL team and they were ultimately able to provide us with a package that will help make this CDCLI’s home for many years,” Benzakein said. 


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