In August, Deloitte’s global headquarters relocated to a new 430,000-square-foot office at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, for which the company had inked an 18-year lease in early 2011. Over the past year, Deloitte expanded to 193,000 professionals globally, with more than 51,400 new hires. In New York, its workforce shot up seven percent to nearly 5,400 professionals, according to officials at the global professional services firm.
“It was a real estate strategy in place to ensure our office space throughout the tristate [area] provides a work environment that enables productive collaboration of our professionals, maximizes space efficiencies and is economically beneficial,” said Henry Phillips, a vice chairman and northeast regional managing partner with Deloitte.
In 2012, Deloitte was one among many of New York’s top 25 accounting firms to embark on a hiring spree that would subsequently trigger a massive hunt for expansion space, analysts told The Commercial Observer. In the past few months, several accounting firms closed deals for new offices in Manhattan.
“We had outgrown the previous space,” said Barry Garfield, the managing partner of Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP, which by Nov. 1, is expected to have completed its move to a new 29,271-square-foot office at One Penn Plaza from the current 14,360 square-foot office at 1430 Broadway. “Now there is space for future growth,” Mr. Garfield said.