Lease Beat

AKF Group Leaving Midtown for 1 Liberty Plaza [Updated]

One Liberty Plaza.

AKF Group, a consulting engineering firm, is relocating from its office at 1501 Broadway in Times Square to 1 Liberty Plaza in the Financial District.

First reported by The Wall Street Journal, AKF will occupy space on the 22nd and 23rd floors of the 54-story structure owned by Brookfield Properties. The firm signed a 16-year lease at the end of last week for 57,000 square feet of office space. Read More

The Lobby

Avison Young Taps Ted Stratigos to Lead New Long Island Office

Ted Stratigos

The fast-growing Avison Young continued its hiring spree and physical growth spurt by announcing today that Ted Stratigos would lead the firm’s new Long Island office.

Mr. Stratigos comes to Avison after 33 years at Cushman & Wakefield‘s Long Island branch, where he most recently served as a Principal and Managing Director. The Canadian firm has expanded to 50 offices from 11 just four years ago. Read More