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Gemological Institute Leases 20,400 Square Feet in the Fred F. French Building

The Fred F. French Building (Photo: Curbed)

The International Gemological Institute has signed a 10-year, 20,400-square-foot lease at 551 Fifth Avenue in the Diamond District—the Art Deco tower known as the Fred F. French Building.

IGI’s president and chief executive, Jerry Ehrenwald, estimates that the new space offers about 15 percent to 20 percent more usable space than the institute’s current location at 589 Fifth Avenue. The building’s Read More

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Women-owned Law Firm Grabs 551 Fifth Avenue

Courtesy of Curbed

Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman, LLP will move into the historic Fred F. French Building in the coming months.

The female-owned law firm will make the move from their office at 60 East 42nd Street to the Feil Organization-owned 551 Fifth Avenue. The new office spans a little more than 16,000 square feet on the 12th floor. Read More