Senator Charles Schumer will be moving out of his Manhattan office at 757 Third Avenue building and will relocate to 780 Third Avenue, the same building that houses fellow Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s New York City office, The Commercial Observer has learned.
The move is expected to happen at some point in 2012.
“Our lease has come to an end, and with the building being upgraded it made more sense for us operationally to relocate,” said Mike Morey, the spokesman for Senator Schumer.
Sen. Schumer had been in the office–legendary for its Sunday morning press conferences inside suite 1702—since 1999.
RFR Realty LLC, a joint venture between Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs, has been refurbishing the nearly 500,000-square-foot 757 Third Avenue building into a Class A office tower. The asset ran into trouble last year when a $126 million loan on the property faced “imminent default.”
Repeated calls and emails to Steven Morrows and Oliver Katcher, both of RFR Realty, were not returned yesterday. Calls to Joe Barnes, the manager of 780 Third Avenue, were not returned.
Mr. Morey did not know the square footage of their new office, but said that it was “comparable to the current space we’re in.”
In addition to Sen. Gillibrand, the AARP has its New York City offices at 780 Third Avenue.