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Kramer Levin Renews, Reduces Offices at 1177 Avenue of the Americas


Law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has renewed and decreased its space at 1177 Avenue of the Americas.

The firm reupped at the Silverstein Properties tower between West 45th and West 46th Streets for 15 years, according to a press release from the landlord. Kramer Levin will now remain on the concourse as well as the 22nd through 30th floors into 2035, the release indicates.

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The 265,000-square-foot renewal is a reduction by 50,000 square feet from what Kramer Levin previously leased, according The Wall Street Journal, which first reported news of the deal. The firm has been based at the 1-million-square-foot property since 2005, according to the Silverstein release. Kramer Levin previously occupied the 19th through 21st floors, according to CoStar Group.

“We are thrilled to continue our terrific relationship with Kramer Levin at 1177 Avenue and look forward to their continued success as one of the premier law firms in New York,” Roger Silverstein, the head of leasing who represented the landlord in-house with Joseph Artusa and Camille McGratty, said in prepared remarks.

A source familiar with the property said asking rents are in the mid-$80s per square foot.

Moshe Sukenik, Chris Mongeluzo and Brian Cohen of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the tenant.

“1177 Avenue of the Americas is situated prominently in the heart of Midtown and boasts nearly all the amenities modern tenants desire,” Sukenik said in a statement. “With four back-up generators, a new cooling tower, upgraded elevator mechanical systems and large floor plates, this building will continue to serve as a great home for Kramer Levin and the renovations will greatly improve their space efficiency.”