Vitech Corporation renewed and extended by 10-years its 42,200-square-foot lease at Meringoff Properties‘ 401 Park Avenue South, The Commercial Observer has learned.
Dennis Someck of Lee & Associates represented the tenant, a systems engineering and software solutions provider. Mark S. Stein and Jason Vacker represented Meringoff. Asking rents at the 12-story building range from $53 to $60 per square foot.
Despite a fair share of new product hitting the Midtown South market in January, landlords continued to call the shots, seeking ever-growing rents in the city’s epicenter for tech and creative companies, the latest data from Cushman & Wakefield shows.
The data shows that total space increased year-over-year in January by 9.8 percent to more than 4.52 million square feet, yet average rents also increased by 10.7 percent to $50.61 per square foot.
The boost in available product was pronounced among Class A and Class B properties, with 41.03 and 47.1 percent increases, respectively.
“It is still a landlord’s market even though that space has come online,” said Ken McCarthy, C&W’s chief economist. “Anyone adding space to the market is asking higher rents.”