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Hugo Boss is reportedly in talks with the Port Authority and the Durst Organization to take tens of thousands of square feet of office space at 1 World Trade Center, the latest in a string of rumored deals that could spark a new tone of optimism across the trade center site.
The news comes amid talk that online marketing software company Percolate is also in negotiations for 50,000 square feet at the gleaming tower. In addition, software developer MediaMath is said to be wrapping up a 120,000-square-foot lease at 4 World Trade Center, according to published reports.
A source close to the negotiations told Commercial Observer that the Hugo Boss deal is “not happening anytime soon,” calling the reports of a potential 100,000-square-foot commitment a “huge exaggeration.”
Artist management and creative content agency Art Partner has signed a 15-year lease to occupy 10,000 square feet at the City Point in Downtown Brooklyn, becoming the development site’s first office tenant.
The agency, whose services include production, syndication and licensing for print, film, social media and more, plans to relocate from its Hudson Square Read More
Following RXR Realty’s $700 million acquisition of 450 Lexington Avenue last year, six of the firm’s top executives met with sellers Daniel Saliba and Mark Troy of Istithmar World Capital for a closing dinner at Lavo, the Italian restaurant on Manhattan’s East Side.
A round of toasts that evening, most agreed, was in stark contrast Read More
The Maison Dellos Group, owned by Andrei Dellos, is set to open a new four-story restaurant in the Meatpacking District called Manon.
The restaurant will be located at 407 West 14th Street and will feature a mix of French, American, and Pan-Asian cuisines. The restaurant will span 19,740 square feet with the restaurant occupying the first two floors and a part of the third, a wine cellar on the rest of the floor, and then offices on the fourth floor.
H&M has designs on 589 Fifth Avenue. In what was a pretty closely-guarded secret, the retailer said last week that it has signed a 57,000-square-foot lease at the building, for what will be its flagship store. It will occupy six floors in the building—the ground through fifth floors, in addition to space below grade level.
Simon Gibbs is a partner at CWM New York—the U.S. outpost of London’s CWM, which provides consultancy services for retail clients looking for space. On the other side of the pond, the firm represents, among others, Diesel, Hugo Boss, AllSaints, True Religion, and Kate and Jack Spade. Mr. Gibbs is tasked with translating the CWM model in the States and helping to bring European retailers to our shores. On the heels of a successful lease for U.K. sushi chain Wasabi at 561 Seventh Avenue, he spoke to The Commercial Observer about the challenges of familiarizing foreign retailers with the New York market and why “consultancy” is a better fit for what the firm provides than “brokerage.”