AMC Networks Expands to 330K SF at Vornado Property


11 Penn Plaza
11 Penn Plaza (Vornado)

AMC Networks and Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) have signed a deal so large that even Don Draper would be impressed.

The cable television and movie programmer behind shows like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” and seven TV channels has agreed to a renewal and expansion lease for 330,000 square feet at 11 Penn PlazaCrain’s New York Business reported last week. The deal will grow AMC’s footprint by 40,000 square feet at the 1.1-million-square-foot building on the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 32nd Streets.

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CBRE‘s tri-state Chief Executive Officer Mary Ann Tighe and her colleague, vice chairman Gregory Tosko, represented AMC in the negotiations, while Vornado’s director of leasing, Glen Weiss, acted on behalf of the landlord in-house, the publication reported.

Representatives for CBRE and Vornado declined to comment on the deal or state the term of the new lease.

The building commands asking rents in the $60s per square foot, according to Crain’s, and rents in Class A buildings in the area around Penn Station run for an average of $60.84 per square foot, according to the latest quarterly report from Cushman & Wakefield (CWK).

During the third quarter of 2014, Vornado closed on New York office leases totaling 556,000 square feet with average initial rents of $68.44 per square foot and a weighted average term of 9.7 years, the real estate investment trust’s last quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says.