IPsoft Expands to 140K SF at 17 State Street in FiDi



IPsoft, a technology company specializing in artificial intelligence, has signed a deal to renew and expand its foothold at 17 State Street, landlord RFR Realty announced in a press release.

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The company, which has been based at the building since 2003, will now occupy nearly 140,000 square feet at the Financial District building at the corner of Pearl Street, according to the release. That’s a growth by 41,687 square feet from the 97,955 square feet it has picked up over the years.

“IPsoft has experienced tremendous growth and success during its tenancy at 17 State, and we are pleased they have committed to a long-term partnership in an expanded footprint within the property,” RFR leasing chief AJ Camhi said in prepared remarks.

The lease is for 11 years, per an RFR spokeswoman, who declined to provide the asking rent in the transaction.

The Wall Street Journal, which first reported news of the deal, noted the deal for extra space comes on the heels of the expansion of IPsoft’s Amelia—an artificial intelligence program aimed at rivaling Apple’s Siri. The new space will be used to showcase IPsoft’s work in the artificial intelligence realm.

IPsoft already occupies the ninth through 15 floors along with the 17th, according to CoStar Group. The company will now take the 16th, 19th and 20th levels of the 42-story 17 State Street.

Camhi represented the landlord in-house along with a Mitchell Konsker-led team from JLL, while Robert Lowe of Cushman & Wakefield represented IPsoft and did not immediately return a request for comment via a spokesman.

The company’s affinity for Lower Manhattan appears to go beyond 17 State Street, too. In June 2016, the company took a 27,000-square-foot sublease at 7 World Trade Center. That’s roughly two-thirds of the 32nd floor of the 1.7-million-square-foot building. RFR has been told IPsoft also plans to keep its 7 WTC space even with the expansion at 17 State Street, the company’s spokeswoman said.