Lease Beat

Brodsky Inks Four Tenants at 157 Columbus Avenue

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Renovations are paying off at 157 Columbus Avenue, where the Brodsky Organization has recently signed four new tenants to 10-year deals at the Upper West Side office building, The Commercial Observer has learned.

In the largest of the new deals, academic tutoring company Fusion Learning Inc. has signed a 14,319-square-foot lease on the third floor of the building. As reported by The Commercial Observer, the company signed its first lease in New York at 450-460 Park Avenue South late last year.

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Renovation and Repositioning

Brodsky to Renovate 157 Columbus Avenue Following Disney Departure

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The Brodsky Organization is renovating and repositioning 157 Columbus Avenue following the departure of longtime tenant Walt Disney Co., The Commercial Observer has learned.

The renovation is the first at the Upper West Side office building since it was built 30 years ago, in 1983 – the same year Walt Disney signed its lease there.

Ownership hired architecture firm Davis Brody Bond LLP to design the new lobby, elevator cabs, bathrooms, and upgraded building infrastructure, while a team from Cushman & Wakefield will resume its leasing efforts on the roughly 70,000 square feet of available space after the renovations, expected to conclude this summer, are complete. Read More