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Peter Pennoyer Architects Doubles Office Size in Relocation

136 Madison Avenue.

Manhattan-based Peter Pennoyer Architects, the firm behind the Colony Club and the Knickerbocker Club in Manhattan and the prestigious Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, has invested in its own space by doubling its size with a move to the 150,000-square-foot 136 Madison Avenue.

The company will move from its 9,000-square-foot office at 432 Park Avenue South between East 29th and East 30th Streets to the building at East 32nd Street and will now occupy 18,634 square feet on the entire 11th floor, according to the New York Post, which first reported the deal. Read More

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The Landlord’s Market: Midtown South’s Uphill Climb

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Midtown South is starting to look a little like Downtown North.

In the latest sign of the evolution of Manhattan’s former no-man’s land between Midtown and Downtown into the hottest office submarket in the U.S., Cushman & Wakefield last week noted a migration of financial firms into Midtown South and a corresponding overflow of technology and media firms into the Financial District over the past 10 years.

“We’ve never seen such an intertwining of the Midtown South market and Downtown,” Andrew Peretz, executive vice president at C&W, said in an interview. Read More

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Syracuse University Barrels into Midtown South with 20,000 SF Lease

136 Madison Avenue

As the city braces for its next snowstorm, Syracuse University is barreling from snow-coated Syracuse, New York towards Midtown South, where it will stomp a 20,000-square-foot footprint at 136 Madison Avenue.

The university plans to use the second floor of the 17-story, 150,000-square foot art deco building as a hub for academic programs and internship opportunities that will compliment alumni activities already housed at its Lubin House on East 61st Street, said a source familiar with the deal.

The Lubin House serves as the university’s regional admissions office, a gathering place for visiting faculty and alumni, and home to discussion panels, an art gallery and a division of its drama school. Read More

Prebuilt Building Out in Manhattan

The ground floor business lounge at 747 Third Avenue. (photo courtesy of Regus)

Regus announced plans to expand its prebuilt office space footprint in Manhattan with four new locations slated for leasing in the coming year. The Luxembourg-based company has 60 such business centers in the tristate area, 26 of which are in New York City.

New locations include 23,000 square feet at 747 Third Avenue, two floors Read More