Apr. 19, 2013 - NEW YORK -- New York, April 19, 2013: NYC Office Suites, New York’s leading provider of flexible Midtown temporary office space, provides customers with inexpensive and reliable virtual offices in proven-resilient Midtown New York City. When Hurricane Sandy decimated Downtown New York, and many commercial office landlords in that area provided little or no relief to their tenants, clients who had a virtual office in NYC with NYC Office Suites (http://virtualoffices.nycofficesuites.com/) received preferential pricing for suddenly scarce fully operational turnkey Midtown offices.
NYC Office Suites has Manhattan businesses covered in the event of another flood-related emergency with its reliable Midtown office space locations.
Mr. Dan Entwistle, President of NYC Office Suites, said: “A virtual office agreement in safer locations in NYC, like ours in Grand Central and the Plaza District, provides enhanced access to emergency backup plug-and-play offices at a low monthly cost. Any business that feels it may be in a vulnerable area will consider signing a virtual agreement with us for as little as $1.50 per day in order to have a basic disaster recovery plan.”
NYC Office Suites offices are located in reliable class A location Midtown buildings near Grand Central and are equipped with professional security, backup Internet, managed phone services and trained service personnel.
NYC Office Suites offers virtual office packages to suit any business size or budget. Businesses interested in the disaster recovery aspects of the service may sign up for even the most basic virtual office plans, such as those with only a mailing address, or perhaps throw in meeting room hours or day office subscriptions for Midtown off-site meetings.
NYC Office Suites also provides term-flexible full-time office space for rent (http://www.nycofficesuites.com/locations/commerce/index.html), so its facilities already feature furniture, advanced telephone handsets, business-class high speed Internet with wireless access, fully managed firewall infrastructure, printing, scanning, package handling, lockable private offices, cleaning, pantries and many other critical business amenities.
Mr. Entwistle concludes: “Signing Midtown virtual or term-flexible office contracts is the responsible thing to do if a business otherwise chooses to office in NYC’s more flood-prone, vulnerable areas (Downtown through Midtown South). For sure, many of our Hurricane Sandy clients have a new appreciation for Midtown and flexible leasing in general.”
Apr. 27, 2013 - NEW YORK -- New York, : NYC Office Suites announces the March 1 launch of a new office rental and meeting room location, the fourth in Midtown New York City. The Class A office tower is located in Midtown Manhattan’s Grand Central District at 733 3rd Ave. NYC Office Suites offers short-term, equipped and furnished prebuilt office space, meeting rooms and virtual offices on two renovated, sunny high floors. In opening this new location NYC Office Suites (http://www.nycofficesuites.com/offices/index.html) renews its commitment to providing customers with high-quality office space solutions in high-class convenient buildings.
“Our new office business center at 733 3rd Ave. offers more than just convenience,” said Dan Entwistle, President of NYC Office Suites. “You have a well thought out renovated space on sunny high floors in an exclusive,high-service Class A building.”
“The Grand Central location is also important”, continues Avital Shimshowitz, VP of Sales & Marketing. “This flexible office cluster in Grand Central, and indeed the sharpened operational focus on Midtown Manhattan, allows us to share human resources efficiently and serve the customer better and at a local level! We strive to provide quality on-site managerial and administrative support.”
“Let’s not forget the diversity of office space,” continued James Williams, Director of Corporate Development. “This space is characterized by an unusually high proportion of windowed offices, and we designed and constructed secure workspaces for a variety of price points, from our innovative sliding door efficiencies all the way up to ten-workstation large corner office team rooms. We even have specially designed closets and filing cabinets for those with on-demand, virtual or full-time offices plus storage needs.”
Technologically, NYC Office Suites’ office business center also reflects the current best practices. The leading edge phone system features Cisco’s most advanced and feature-rich color VOIP handsets. The Internet is reliable, enterprise-grade, fast and wireless-enabled. Conference rooms are equipped with 51-inch flatscreen TVs for business presentations and videoconferencing. Scanning, color printing and faxing are accomplished via the latest Canon commercial-grade equipment.
“We look forward to welcoming clients into our new office business center. Regardless of industry, be it financial services, legal, technology, media or even freelance, we handle the occupancy and technology solution so that clients can manage and grow their business.”
Your Own NYC Mailing Address is VITAL to the Success of Your Business
Regular NYC mailing address providers do not offer clients all of the amenities that a small business requires. What if a potential client wants to see your office? You need a tank to hook a big fish!
Your intention in purchasing an NYC Mailing Address is to expand your business to the point where you'd need an actual physical office. It makes sense to purchase your NYC Mailing Address through an Office Space provider that will give you the ability to grow into that space!
In other words, you need a place to work and conduct meetings, not just a NYC Mailing Address.
Coworking Centers are a step up from just having an NYC Mailing Address with no other amenities. However, open plan shared spaces are functional for specific businesses, but not for every company. Sometimes a business needs a real professional office. Professionals who deal with sales need a soundproof space to meet with potential investors and clients. Many newly formed companies really need an impressive office equipped with conference rooms and receptionists. However, they don’t need that kind of space each day.
What’s a business to do?
Get your NYC Office Address from a trusted Executive Suite Firm like NYC Office Suites!
NYC Office Suites offers mobile workers and small businesses Virtual Office Options that can be customized to suit a business’s specific and evolving needs!
For just $95 per month, NYC Office Suites Virtual Office clients receive a Class A NYC Mailing Address and so much more. Clients’ names are listed in the lobby, and they are able to access day offices, conference rooms, meeting rooms, trained receptionists, office equipment, and kitchens!
As your business expands, you can expand your Virtual Office at NYC Office Suites. If you bought a NYC Mailing Address from another company this would not be an option! For regular users, NYC Office Suites offers discounted day office and meeting room rates.
As the summer approaches, look out for excellent deals on Virtual Offices at NYC Office Suites. And remember, an NYC Mailing Address on its own is not enough. Begin establishing a presence in NYC and someday, you’ll have a windowed office in one of our premiere Midtown Spaces!
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NYC Office Suites Rents Meeting Rooms By The Hour!
NYC Office Suites rents meeting rooms and corporate event centers in Midtown NYC by the hour to interested business owners who need to hold meetings in New York City. You don’t have to rent an office in Midtown Manhattan through NYC Office Suites in order to rent one of their private executive boardrooms. NYC Office Suites has a range of conference rooms available to rent and can accommodate the smallest meeting to the largest town-hall style training sessions. You can simply call NYC Office Suites and rent a half day, full day, or even just an hour of meeting room space.
Before you call regarding your meeting at NYC Office Suites, make sure you know when you want to schedule your meeting, and how many people will be attending the conference in Midtown Manhattan. Video Conferencing and Administrative Assistance is available through NYC Office Suites, so before you pick up the phone, you may also want to figure out whether or not you will need to utilize these popular services so you can get a quick quote from the NYC Office Suites salesperson helping you with your meeting room needs.
The great thing about holding a meeting at NYC Office Suites is that you’ll be provided with top-of-the-line service at an affordable price. We aren’t as expensive as typical Midtown Conference Center!
Rates for Meeting Room Rentals start as low at $40 per hour and increase from that rate as sizing changes.
NYC Office Suites offers discounted conference room rental rates to full-time clients.
NYC Office Suites also has flexible virtual office plans that allow small businesses or mobile workers to buy packages of meeting room rental by the month or quarter. You can also pay a small additional fee to rent the NYC Office Suites Mailing Address of your choice.
This is a great perk. NYC Office Suites’ Midtown Manhattan Addresses are prime real estate in Manhattan:
Meeting Rooms Available at the Following Midtown Addresses:
NYC Office Suites at Graybar Building
420 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
NYC Office Suites at The Commerce Building
708 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
NYC Office Suites at The Plaza District
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
NYC Office Suites Is the First Office Business Center to Cater to the Mobile Worker with a Mobile Website Subdomain
NYC Office Suites has become the first major office business center to provide clients and other visitors with a seamless mobile interface on its website, www.nycofficesuites.com. Clients and visitors using a mobile device, such as an iPhone or iPad, will be redirected to NYC Office Suites’ mobile subdomain, m.nycofficesuites.com.
Daniel J. Entwistle, President of NYC Office Suites, said, “More professionals than ever are considered mobile workers, and that number is only growing, especially among management-level US information workers. Recognizing this trend and the extreme suitability of our products, we have expanded our New York virtual office marketing efforts (and launched our virtual offices subdomain, virtualoffices.nycofficesuites.com), added inexpensive co-working options, provided wireless access in common areas, expanded our videoconferencing capabilities and entered into multiple marketing partnerships to offer virtual offices located all over the world. Our new mobile subdomain, m.nycofficesuites.com, is part of this effort as it facilitates communication with the mobile worker.”
NYC Office Suites’ mobile subdomain is designed to have a very brief load time yet it is also functional. New clients may read about New York serviced offices, view photos of three Midtown locations and even pull up complete “zoomable” floorplans.
Mr. Entwistle continues, “The mobile subdomain is not just for new NYC office space clients. Our existing clients may jump from this site directly to our mobile-enabled client portals. After signing in for security our clients can see what Manhattan conference rooms and Midtown day offices are available on our calendar and book available meeting rooms or office space electronically on the spot.”
When there is interest in any of NYC Office Suites’ many New York City office space products, including on-demand meeting room space, on-demand day offices, virtual office discounted subscription programs and full-time walled Midtown offices, new clients may contact management with a single tap of the finger.
Mr. Entwistle adds, “At NYC Office Suites, we strive to offer accessibility, flexibility and customer service. We are pleased to apply our philosophies to cater to the mobile worker. The implementation of this mobile website office space technology is just the beginning.”
About NYC Office Suites
NYC Office Suites operates office business centers at three New York landmarks: the Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue & 44th Street; the Commerce Building at 708 Third Avenue & 44th Street; and the “Love” building at 1350 Avenue of the Americas & 55th Street. Each serviced office location is equipped with full administrative support, leading edge business technology, and other amenities for a fast-paced business environment. We offer all clients scalable New York City office space as well as state-of-the-art telecommunication and Internet services, on-site concierge services and other amenities supporting business needs.
Fully brand-conscious companies operating in the Internet age need attractive, professional, economical and flexible (even pop-up) Manhattan showroom space to present differentiated products and prototypes in the best way to the biggest or most-followed buyers. This need exists regardless of consumer or industrial end use.
Recently, though, there has been a surge of interest in showroom space from the ever-evolving fast-fashion retail market. Typically, a high-growth fashion brand company will maintain a quality showroom and entertain purchasing agents from all channels including mass merchandiser, department store and catalogue/e-commerce.
There are many reasons that showrooms at an office business center with specific experience is attractive, including:
* Is well-lit with windows, extra halogen floor lamps, and even spotlights
Has a relatively high-ceiling
* Allows rapid space customization including color paint, wall decals, shelving and flat screen TV mounts
* Has a sub-reception area in the space with a professional desk, state-of-the-art phone, Internet access and all other professional corporate equipment
* Has a well-appointed high-end feel to showroom space surroundings
* Has modern office furniture options that serve as a canvas
* Provides greeting services by professional, university-educated reception staff as clients come out of the elevators
* Has a professional building lobby and security
* Has excellent transportation options for staff and clients including easy access to subways and trains
* Includes climate control, facilities, limited beverage service and other amenities
* Provides access to professionally appointed conference rooms, meeting rooms, and board rooms
* Provides access to video conferencing facilities and various meeting tools, such as LCD Projectors and white boards for sales and marketing sessions
Daniel J. Entwistle, President of NYC Office Suites, said, “the advantages of using an office business center with showroom expertise are many. Our 75,000 square foot facility in the Plaza District, with its bright build-out and nearby world-class shopping, has available configurations to enhance any brand. Our clients’ visitors will get the feeling of corporate permanence while maintaining maximum flexibility with service agreement terms as short as two months.”
One of the recent temporary showroom clients was Rocket Dog Brands LLC. Scott Briskie, Chief Financial Officer of Rocket Dog Brands LLC, said “we found NYC Office Suites’ facilities and office/showroom space invaluable as we awaited the construction of our new expanded showroom. Purchasers were greeted courteously by the NYC Office Suites reception team and escorted to the space. Our employees had the business center support (such as state-of-the-art phones, fast Internet connections and high speed color scanning) required to close deals. Most importantly, we had a short-term, flexible contract and a professional environment in which to showcase our unique footwear created for the fashion conscious girl.”
Mr. Entwistle continued, “our efficient team members can complete and configure a move within 24 hours. Furthermore, our clients can stay with us after the project through a virtual office arrangement. Since 1988, we’ve been providing flexible, ready-to-use, furnished office space allowing companies, teams, groups or individuals to establish themselves in a very short time without the headaches or costs associated with building out space and signing a traditional lease. We have built our franchise by providing decades of exceptional customer service to include nearly 500 fully serviced offices and conference rooms at our three marquee addresses.”
Avital Shimshowitz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of NYC Office Suites, added, “1350 Avenue of the Americas is a great location for a fashion label to expand a brand. We are just one block from many fabulous retailers on Fifth Avenue such as Gucci, Prada and Abercrombie & Fitch. Our staff assists with events, including managing the many NYC catering options, and our kitchen is equipped with a wine refrigerator. I can see why a fashion showroom manager would want to use a scalable office as a place to develop a brand.”
About NYC Office Suites
NYC Office Suites operates office business centers at three New York landmarks: the Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue; the Commerce Building at 708 Third Avenue; and 1350 Avenue of the Americas. Each office suite is equipped with full administrative support, leading edge business technology, and other amenities for a fast-paced business environment. This turn-key business center offers all clients scalable office space as well as state-of-the-art telecommunication and Internet services, on-site concierge services, and other amenities supporting business and showroom needs. Situated at the top of New York’s “Corporate Row” corridor, the landmark “Love” building is conveniently accessible from the East and West side.
Phone: (800) 346-3968
About Rocket Dog
Based in the Bay Area of California with US offices in Los Angeles and New York City and international headquarters in London, Rocket Dog Brands LLC is a global footwear brand offering women’s, men’s and children’s footwear with distribution in North America, Central America and throughout Europe. The line is sold at leading department stores, specialty chain and boutiques, board shops and in major catalogues and online retailers worldwide with prices ranging from $30 to $198.
NYC Office Suites is again proving that a business does not need a large budget to access prestigious Class A location, furnished and turnkey New York City office space. On its newly-expanded virtual offices website (virtualoffices.nycofficesuites.com), NYC Office Suites now details three simple low-cost subscription options.
Daniel J. Entwistle, President of NYC Office Suites, said, “while the value of the virtual office subscription program is in its essentially limitless flexibility, we have found it helpful to focus our clients on the possibilities by designing three simple example packages. These options do reflect some of our clients’ more commonly desired features.”
At a $90 per month price point, the New York virtual office user receives: Class A business address; lobby listing; and access to an impressive range of al-la-carte discounted products and services. This valuable access includes: fully-equipped day offices; fully-equipped meeting rooms; trained receptionists and other support staff; kitchen and lounge; on-site wireless access; and copiers and scanners.
At a $290 per month price point, the New York office space user receives everything in the package above, plus: NYC telephone number; personalized phone answering; call forwarding; one day of private office use per month; and one hour of conference room use per month.
At a $490 per month price point, the NYC office user receives everything in the package above plus five days of private office use per month.
Mr. Entwistle adds, “be sure to contact the NYC virtual office sales team to modify, add or alter specific features to accommodate your unique office space needs at one of our prestigious Manhattan locations.”
NYC Office Suites operates office business centers, otherwise known as executive suites, at three New York landmarks: the Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue; the Commerce Building at 708 Third Avenue; and 1350 Avenue of the Americas. Each office suite is equipped with leading edge business technologies and other amenities needed to function in a fast-paced environment. For more information regarding New York office space and New York meeting rooms, visit NYC Office Suites’ website at http://www.nycofficesuites.com/ For more information regarding New York virtual offices, visit http://virtualoffices.nycofficesuites.com/.
About NYC Office Suites
Founded in 1988 by Jean and John Entwistle, NYC Office Suites’ focus was to provide turn-key, executive offices with flexible contract terms and customer service excellence. The first location for the company was established in the Graybar Building at Grand Central Terminal offering services for office space rental. In 2000, Daniel J. Entwistle joined the organization as President. Daniel Entwistle identified new opportunities to meet the growing demand of businesses and began the company’s rapid expansion both at the Graybar Building and in a nearby location at 708 Third Avenue. This strategic move resulted in making NYC Office Suites the largest provider of turn-key, executive office suites in the Grand Central District. In 2009, NYC Office Suites acquired 75,000 square feet at 1350 Avenue of the Americas and expanded operations into the prestigious Plaza District. The Plaza District location is the single largest executive office business center facility in New York City.
NYC Office Suites, a leading executive suite operator with three locations in Manhattan, have won
In April 2010, officebroker.com President and co-founder Andy Haywood launched the 'Business Center of the Month' award scheme, designed to recognize US executive suites that offer an exceptional level of service, a supportive business environment, and that work proactively and efficiently with the officebroker.com team.
Nine centers won the Business Center of the Month award last year, between April - December, and each center was automatically put forward for the overall Business Center of the Year title.
The group represented a wide range of executive suite centers, from independent operators such as Hampton Business Center in Pembroke Pines FL, to the mighty Corporate Office Centers and their Alpharetta location in Georgia.
The overall winner was chosen by President Andy Haywood and Vice President Billy Knauss, and it proved to be a difficult decision based on the exceptional quality and high standard of service provided by all nine centers.
According to Andy, the consistent and proactive way that NYC Office Suites communicate with the officebroker.com team, their high quality fit-out and "outstanding" customer service, were just some of the points that earned their Plaza District location the title of Business Center of the Year 2010.
"Plaza District is an outstanding center," said Andy, commenting on the third and most recent addition to the NYC Office Suites portfolio. "It offers a great range of facilities for clients, but one of the things that really stood out to me was the level of service provided by their team. NYC Office Suites and in particular the team at Plaza District never fail to deliver on their clients' needs."
Daniel Entwistle, President of NYC Office Suites, commented:
"In less than a year we have developed a technologically advanced and customer friendly business center, meeting all of the needs of today’s demanding NYC office space customers. The progress has been nothing short of extraordinary and we are quite humbled."
These sentiments are supported by clients of Plaza District, who have supplied written feedback of their tenancy at the business center.
Ed Brennan, President/CEO at Aavis Resources, formerly owned an office but has recently moved into an executive suite at Plaza District. He commented that the result has turned out to be "terrific", adding: "We love the beautiful offices. I cannot believe I did not do this sooner. This is great for my business!"
Another endorsement comes from Spencer M. Houldin of Ericson Insurance Advisors. Spencer commented that the team "could not be happier" with their offices and that the on-site staff "could not be more helpful and capable". He added, "We are proud of our new home!"
Client services aside, a key part of winning the award is down to the way that NYC Office Suites work with the officebroker.com team. This is a vital piece of the office search process, as it enables officebroker.com to deliver accurate information to its clients and ultimately deliver a proficient service.
This is even more important based on the fact that as a broker, officebroker.com is based in one location and therefore the team do not meet clients in person or tour buildings with them, which places significant emphasis on regular and effective communication channels.
Not only does a smooth end-to-end service enable clients to trust the service and find the right space that meets both their needs and that of the office provider, it also leaves a good impression of the executive suite sector itself, which spreads the word and helps the industry to continue its path of growth.
Andy is highly complimentary of the efficiency and professionalism provided by NYC Office Suites, and their reliable communication channels with officebroker.com.
"They have a well-oiled process for communicating with our team, responding quickly to our calls and handling enquiries efficiently and professionally," commented Andy. "Our clients are businesspeople - they need an end-to-end service that moves quickly and meets their requirements, and NYC Office Suites never fail to deliver."
Avital Shimshowitz, Vice President Sales & Marketing at NYC Office Suites, commented that the team are "honoured" to win the award.
"These are exciting times," she said. "As we reflect on a year past and look forward to this coming year, we recognize our accomplishments derive from teamwork. Our ability to deliver service excellence starts with officebroker.com believing in us, to the entire NYC Office Suite team who follow through and care about each client's smooth move-in, to a comfortable and satisfying stay."
Referring to their working relationship with officebroker.com, Avital said:
"Our Sales Team have built superb communication and partnership with officebroker.com, starting with Dan Murphy, James Starre, and Geremy Rodamer just to name a few. We take pride in ensuring officebroker.com agents are up to date with every step of the sales process and make the virtual experience as close to a physical experience as we can.
"We are honored by the acknowledgement and the award and look forward to continuing nurturing our professional relationship with officebroker.com as well as bringing innovative product and services to our industry."
Discovery is more challenging than ever for lawyers as technological advances have dramatically increased the amount of all forms of information capture. Especially review-intensive areas include bankruptcy litigation, class action litigation, commercial litigation, environmental litigation, intellectual property litigation and securities litigation.
Daniel J. Entwistle, President of NYC Office Suites, said, “many law firms find our serviced office product ideal for a document review process. Often, a lawyer will find himself or herself the recipient of thousands or even millions of pages of memoranda, analyses and e-mails. Efficiency is critical. Whether the information is physical or electronic, the challenge is the same: where does a law firm obtain an inexpensive, convenient, flexible, comfortable, secure, effective and reasonably high-tech environment to house both files and its hard-working personnel?”
Typically, a law firm will rent a large office known as a “team room” for one month to two years. NYC Office Suites maintains several ideally suited 15+ person offices at its 24-hour 1350 Avenue of the Americas location.
Mr. Entwistle continues, “our efficient team members can complete and have completed a move within 24 hours for over 60 people. Since 1988, we’ve been providing flexible, ready-to-use, furnished office space allowing companies, teams, groups or individuals to establish themselves in a very short time without the headaches or costs associated with building out space and signing a traditional lease. We have built our franchise by providing decades of exceptional customer service to include nearly 500 fully serviced offices and conference rooms at our three marquee addresses.”
About NYC Office Suites
NYC Office Suites operates office business centers, otherwise known as executive suites, at three New York landmarks: the Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue; the Commerce Building at 708 Third Avenue; and 1350 Avenue of the Americas. Each office suite is equipped with leading edge business technology and other amenities needed to function in a fast-paced environment.
NYC Office Suites Announces the Expansion of its Product Line to Include a Revolutionary and Affordable Fractional Serviced Office Product, the Virtual Office
NYC Office Suites, a leader in New York City flexible office leasing, announced the expansion of its product line to include a revolutionary, convenient and extremely cost-effective fractional serviced office product, the virtual office.
The serviced office product, first conceived in the 1980s, obviated the need to negotiate long lease terms, purchase furnishings and equipment, and hire office staff.
Daniel J. Entwistle, President of NYC Office Suites, said, “since 1988, we’ve been providing flexible, ready-to-use, furnished office space allowing companies, teams, groups or individuals to establish themselves in a very short time without the headaches or costs associated with building out space and signing a traditional lease. We have built our franchise, by providing decades of exceptional customer service, to include nearly 500 fully serviced private offices and team rooms at our three marquee addresses.”
NYC Office Suites operates business centers at three New York landmarks: the Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue; the Commerce Building at 708 Third Avenue; and 1350 Avenue of the Americas. Each office suite is equipped with leading edge business technology and other amenities needed to function in a fast-paced environment.
Mr. Entwistle continued, “having thrived in the business for so long, we know what an economic recovery looks like. Unfortunately, all of the signals we see remain mixed. Despite some signs of a recovery in the New York City commercial real estate market, times remain tough for our traditional customer base. That is why we are proud to offer an affordable alternative to not only the risky traditional lease and sublease, but also to the flexible office arrangement. That alternative is called the virtual office.”
The virtual office product is customized according to the client’s specific needs. Under a typical arrangement, the client is provided a menu which includes many choices including:
- A professional mailing address
- Mail forwarding
- Telephone line and voice mailbox
- Personalized phone answering
- Personalized call screening
- Call patching and auto forwarding
- Lobby listing
- Day offices (per month)
- Meeting rooms (per hour per month)
In its most basic form, a virtual office package is available for $1.50 per day. Clients may rent a fully furnished office inclusive of phones and Internet access for as little as $45 per day. Such a monetary sum is minimal compared to the value of added credibility, and certainly compared to the commitment of a traditional lease.
“Thanks to advances in business technology and our innovative fractional offering, even small concerns will be able to afford a quality workspace for as little as $1.50 a day. We can provide an extremely compelling value, even when arrayed against such options as one’s apartment and the local Starbucks! We know that with the right platform, our platform, our new virtual office clients will grow effortlessly, and we’ll grow right along with them” added Mr. Entwistle.