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Accenture Takes 250K SF at 1 Manhattan West


Management consulting company Accenture is joining the list of high-profile tenants snapping up large spaces at 1 Manhattan West in Hudson Yards.

The multinational has corporation signed a 250,000-square-foot, 15-year lease at Brookfield (BN) Property Partners’ 2.1-million-square-foot, 67-story office tower, according to a press release from the landlord. The firm will consolidate its New York City offices into the top eight floors of the building on the Far West Side, as The Wall Street Journal was the first to report.

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Accenture will move from outposts at 1345 Avenue of the Americas, between West 54th and West 55th Streets, and 155 Avenue of the Americas, between Spring and Dominick Streets, into Manhattan West in 2020, according to a spokesman for Brookfield.

The professional services giant will move 3,000 employees into the $2.1 billion development under construction at the corner of West 33rd Street and Ninth Avenue. It will join the likes of law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which will anchor the building with 550,000 square feet, as well as the National Hockey League and trial firm McKool Smith.

“Manhattan West continues to attract leading firms seeking modern office space, superior transportation access and the kind of uniquely vibrant environment Brookfield placemaking offers,” David Cheikin, an executive vice president at Brookfield Property Partners, said in prepared remarks. “Accenture is the latest example of that, and we are thrilled the company will build its new innovation hub at Manhattan West, joining a growing roster of tenants that will help make it one of New York City’s most exciting and sought-after destinations.”

Accenture was represented by Ken Rapp, Anthony Dattoma and Michael Dash of CBRE (CBRE). Brookfield was represented by Bruce Mosler, Josh Kuriloff, Rob Lowe, Ethan Silverstein and Matthias Li of Cushman & Wakefield (CWK), and in-house by Jeremiah Larkin, Duncan McCuaig and Alex Liscio. 

Amazon (AMZN) and Ernst & Young have also begun talks about leasing at 1 Manhattan West, according to the Journal, and The New York Post recently reported that Google and Scripps were checking out space there.