Empire State Building Welcomes Safe Banking Systems
Michael Ewing Sept. 9, 2012, 7:20 a.m.
Safe Banking Systems has inked a deal at the Empire State Building to open their first New York office.
Headquartered in Mineola, New York, The anti-money laundering and compliance solutions specialist firm will close their office in Maplewood, New Jersey in favor of opening a 5,384 square foot office in the city.
“[SBS] was mostly looking close to transportation because of their headquarters in Long Island,” said Rob Wizenberg, of CBRE and the broker for the tenant. “We were looking in Flatiron and around Penn Plaza. They wanted to have access to both Grand Central and Penn Plaza.”
“[SBS] is using this office as a way to grow their New York presence. It is a very nice unit,” Mr. Wizenberg further explained. “They leased a high-end pre-built with high ceilings and a lot of glass.”
Malkin Properties has unveiled a new program with the Empire State Building in offering high-end pre-built offices. The offices are offered throughout the building and span from low 3000s to over 6000 square feet and feature Energy Star appliances, tenant-controlled HVAC, and high-end finishes composed of sustainable material.
The spaces also feature glass-wall offices and conference rooms that maximize the spread of natural light throughout the entire suite. There are several pre-built units available in the building with a cluster recently completed offices on the 76th floor.
A leasing team consisting of William Cohen, Ryan Kass, and Shanae Ursini of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the landlord in the transaction.