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ComiXology Expands in Gotham City With Lightning Speed

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ComiXology seems to be growing with the speed of The Flash as it expands its footprint across Gotham City with another space upgrade and relocation to 512 Seventh Avenue.

The 7-year lease for the 21,945-square-foot office, between 37th and 38th Streets, is the third lease the company has signed in the city – since it was founded in 2007 – as it accommodates for continued growth.

“They are growing very rapidly and have a terrific app that is really just controlling the market,” said Michael Okun, a senior managing director at Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance, who represented the tenant in all three leases, noting that asking rents at the new space were in the mid-$40s per square foot prior to negotiations. Read More

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Rock Shrimp Productions Inks Deal At 115 Broadway In Latest Media Move Downtown

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Rock Shrimp Productions signed a lease for a 10,000-square-foot second floor space at 115 Broadway, between Thames and Cedar Streets, the latest evidence of media and tech migration to Lower Manhattan.

The company behind several series featuring chef Bobby Flay (Boy Meets Grill, Throwdown) is moving from Hudson Square, a neighborhood more often associated with production and technology firms.

Michael Okun and Peter Sabesan of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance represented the tenant. Brad Gerla and Adam Foster of CBRE represented the owner, Capital Properties. Read More

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Grace Beauty Moves HQ to 1140 Avenue of the Americas

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Grace Beauty has inked a deal for an office at 1140 Avenue of the Americas.

The beauty development and distribution business that specializes in brand development, operations, and sales services will take a 7,466 square foot space on the 16th floor of the Class A office building. Grace Beauty’s brand portfolio includes Tommy Bahama Fragrances, Izod Read More