Real estate and Technology
Commercial real estate leasing startup View the Space is preparing to introduce a mobile reporting platform, Commercial Observer has learned.
Next week, the real-time data provider, which aims to streamline the leasing process for brokers and landlords, will introduce the mobile platform for iPhone and iPad after beta testing the product for the last couple of weeks.
The New Press, a not-for-profit publishing house, has signed an 8,149-square-foot lease on the 31st floor of Silverstein Properties’ 120 Wall Street.
When reached for comment, a representative of The New Press confirmed the relocation, adding that the publisher moved to 120 Wall Street from 38 Greene Street in Soho in mid-December. Silverstein Properties also confirmed the lease.
The Commercial Observer has learned that Concepts of Independence inked a 14,567-square-foot relocation deal at 120 Wall Street, cementing the Silverstein Properties-owned building’s reputation as a base for nonprofits.
The tenant will move from the 10th floor to part of the ninth in the 15-year transaction. Marc R. Shapses, Nancy Weinstein and Joseph Messina of Studley represented Concepts of Independence, a 40-year-old organization that assists disabled individuals. Roger Silverstein represented the landlord in-house. Asking rent was $38 a foot.
The non-profit AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service) will consolidate 180 employees from across the country in a new Financial District headquarters after signing a 15-year, 41,000-square-foot lease at 120 Wall Street.
Alan Desino of Colliers international represented the tenant. Roger Silverstein and Joe Artusa represented the landlord, Silverstein Properties, in-house.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has signed a long-term, 16,506-square-foot lease at Silverstein Properties’ 120 Wall Street, it was announced today.
“After a two-year search of both Midtown South and Downtown, which included inspections of over 50 properties, AIChE elected to relocate to 120 Wall Street, one of the few buildings to provide an incentive program for not-for-profits,” said Leon Manoff, vice chairman at Colliers International, who represented the tenant, in a prepared statement.
The YMCA Retirement Fund signed a 15-year, 52,000-square-foot lease at Silverstein Properties‘ 120 Broadway, The Commercial Observer has learned.
Roger A. Silverstein and Joseph Artusa of Silverstein Properties represented the landlord. Robert D. Goodman of Colliers International represented the tenant. Asking rent was $38 per square foot.
The non-profit tenant will relocate to the full 19th floor of 120 Broadway from 48,000 square feet at 140 Broadway, which it leased in 1999 when Silverstein owned that property. Silverstein sold 140 Broadway in 2004.
Before Jeremy Moss, senior vice president of leasing at Silverstein Properties, joined the firm four and a half years ago, he spent eight years working at Forest City Ratner, a tenure that culminated in a role managing the leasing of the office space at the New York Times building. He called working alongside Bruce Ratner Read More
Post-Tropical Storm Sandy
Did you ever uncover that your grandmother had numerous “favorite” grandchildren, or that your brother or sister was earning a bigger allowance?
If so, you might have felt like the city’s mayoral candidates as they come to realize that they might not be so special in the eyes of some real estate executives.
An article published in the New York Daily News shows that some real estate executives are throwing cash at more than one mayoral candidate in what critics believe is an attempt to butter up the next mayor – whoever it may be – to better suit their interests.
“Critics say it’s proof that some donors are not supporting a vision for the city — they just want a sympathetic ear from whoever wins,” the report stated.
Silverstein Properties reopened 120 Wall Street Wednesday morning for the first time since Hurricane Sandy flooded the 600,000-square-foot building’s basement and damaged electrical distribution equipment.
The company pumped more than one million gallons of water out from the building’s basement and removed contaminants before methodically checking all base systems to get them back up and running, Jeremy Moss, the firm’s vice president of leasing told The Commercial Observer.
“Since the storm we’ve been working around the clock to get the building up and running and to bring tenants back – we succeeded this morning at 8 a.m,” Mr. Moss said.
During a ski trip to Colorado several months ago, Michael May, an executive at Cantor Fitzgerald, remembers his eagerness to hit the slopes. He rose at the crack of dawn and found his friend Marty Burger, who had organized the trip, waiting in the lodge with the same idea in mind.
Traveling with a large group of executives, they skied all day. Mr. May remembers being exhausted, but Mr. Burger convinced him to join him and few others for some indoor tennis back at the hotel. A couple of games, at Mr. Burger’s urging, turned into a couple of sets.
Silverstein Properties has appointed a leasing team from the real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle to handle deals at 1177 Avenue of the Americas.
A lot appears to be riding on the assignment.
More good news for the Silverstein clan!
Less than a month after the World Trade Center developers reached a final deal with the Port Authority for the remainder of their Ground Zero towers, Roger Silverstein has reached a deal for his just-off-Central Park West triplex. Mr. Silverstein works for his father Larry at their Read More