Lease Beat

Accounting Firm EisnerAmper Amps Things Up at 750 Third Avenue

750 Third Avenue

Accounting firm EisnerAmper has signed a lease renewal and expansion at 750 Third Avenue, The Commercial Observer has learned.

The eight-year lease solidified the firm’s existing 138,000 square feet across floors 13 through 17 and 21, while adding 12,000 square feet on the 22nd floor.

“They have a dynamic, growing practice,” said Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Vice Chairman Mark Weiss, who represented the tenant with Rob Eisenberg and Robert Emden.

“It’s a good building, near Grand Central and with great functionality – and the landlord has been very reliable,” he added, referring to SL Green Realty Corp. Read More

REIT Beat

SL Green’s First Quarter Office Leasing Set to Blow Away 4Q 2012

SL Green CEO Marc Holliday

SL Green Realty Corp. today announced that 35 office leases covering 457,677 square feet were signed in its Manhattan portfolio during the first two months of the year, already trumping its totals from the fourth quarter of 2012.

The year so far was highlighted by a 150,865 square foot lease signed with Eisner Amper at 750 Third Avenue, and the firm also said it has 600,000 more square feet in the pipeline

“Even though first-quarter leasing is typically slow, we entered 2013 with confidence, given our overall assessment of the New York commercial real estate market and knowing what we had in the pipeline at that point,” SL Green’s CEO Marc Holliday said, in a statement.  “Our results and activity since January have far outpaced our expectations.” Read More

Lease Beat

Major, Lindsey & Africa Takes Nearly 22,000 SF at 521 Fifth Avenue

521 Fifth Avenue

Legal industry recruiter Major, Lindsey & Africa has signed a 10-year lease at SL Green Realty Corp’s 521 Fifth Avenue.

The transaction, coupled with Chinatrust Commercial Bank, Ltd.’s lease at the building, which was also just announced, raises occupancy at the 463,000-square-foot, 39-story boutique office building, located two blocks from Grand Central Terminal, to 98 percent, according to a statement from SL Green.

“Leasing activity at the building accelerated at the end of 2012,” said Steven Durels, director of leasing at SL Green, adding that “comprehensive redevelopment and value-oriented rents have attracted several new tenants to the building.” Read More