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Etc.venues Arrives in Manhattan With 45K SF Lease in Midtown


The London-based events and conference manager etc.venues is opening its first location outside the United Kingdom in Midtown, Commercial Observer has learned.

The venue management company signed a lease for 45,000 square feet at Stawski Partners360 Madison Avenue, between East 45th and East 46th Streets.

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The space spans two floors and ten rooms in the 25-story building, designed by COOKFOX Architects and completed in 2017. The glassy building also houses a variety of financial firms including investment bank Seaport Group Holdings, commodities broker Marex Spectron and hedge fund sponsor Laurion Capital Management. In February, German lender Aareal Capital took a full-floor lease in the building, CO reported at the time.

Etc.venues has 16 locations in the United Kingdom and was looking to expand to additional markets abroad.

“They just signed their first lease and are excited to bring that British flair to the New York market,” a spokesperson for the company said.

“We believe the New York conference market is ripe for disruption,” Alastair Stewart, managing director of etc.venues said in a prepared statement. “We’re the largest urban day conference venue provider in London and we want to create that dominance in New York as well.”

CBRE (CBRE)’s Taylor Scheinman, Michael Movshovich and Gary Davies represented the tenant.

CBRE declined to comment. Stawski did not reply to requests for comment.