HSBC expanded by 75,000 square feet at 330 Madison Avenue in a deal that gives the British bank two additional floors–the 12th and lucky 13th–at the Grand Central-area office tower.
The tenant already occupies the full fifth floor. This growth spurt will allow HSBC to relocate some divisions from 452 Fifth Avenue to Vornado‘s 742,000-square-foot property.
Scott Panzer no longer wears a tie to the office. But despite his nod to Gen Y’s watering down of the workplace dress code, the Jones Lang LaSalle vice chairman shows up to our interview in a snazzy pair of suspenders and a starched white button-down. A 26-year veteran of the real estate industry, Mr. Panzer is at a stage of his career when he doesn’t sweat the small stuff, like neckwear. Instead, he focuses on matching elite tenants (like Interpublic Group of Companies) with A-list landlords (including Sheldon Solow) and their trophy properties (e.g. 9 West 57th Street). Mr. Panzer spoke to The Commercial Observer about his real estate salad days, the comeback of triple-digit rents and the negotiating power of cowboy boots.
Italian shoe designer, Bruno Magli, recently signed a 10-year, 5,174-square-foot lease at 4 West 58th Street. Building owner, Solow Management, initially asked for $80 per square foot, said Jones Lang LaSalle vice president, Michael Higgins, who represented the tenant. He would not disclose the final negotiated price. The landlord is currently asking for $85 per Read More