After almost a year of fevered anticipation, Amazon is on the brink of announcing its pick for HQ2. And if recent leaks are to be believed, commercial real estate players in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City may be the big winners.
Monday, the New York Times reported that Amazon plans to select two locations — Long Island City and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia — and could split the 50,000 employees over both cities in order to lower the impact on their housing markets and transit networks.
Amazon announced a shortlist of cities for its highly anticipated second headquarters back in January, but despite widespread speculation and commentary over which city would land the campus, the process has been largely shrouded in mystery all year.
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