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Carta Inks 36K SF in 1 WTC


Ownership and equity management platform Carta will be moving into 1 World Trade Center, the landlords announced in a press release.

The tech company, formerly known as eShares, signed a seven-year lease for 36,099 square feet on the 81st floor, a spokesperson for the Durst Organization said. Durst and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey own the 104-story skyscraper.

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The asking rent for the space was $82 per square foot and the lease was signed in early July, according to the spokesperson.

Carta currently occupies space at 515 Greenwich Street, and will be moving into its new office at 1 WTC in February. 

The lease was first reported by the New York Post.

Carta was represented by JLL (JLL)’s Steven Rotter, Justin Haber and Kyle Riker in the transaction. Durst’s Eric Engelhardt and Karen Kuznick handled the deal in-house, along with David Falk, Jason Greenstein, Peter Shimkin, Hal Stein and Travis Wilson of Newmark (NMRK) Knight Frank, according to the release. Executives and spokespeople at JLL and NKF did not respond to requests for comment.

“Carta exemplifies the tenants that now define One World Trade Center as a community of creators, innovators and thought leaders,” Jonathan “Jody” Durst, the president of Durst, said in prepared remarks. Other tenants in the building include digital food delivery service Olo, which moved into its 82nd floor offices last month, as reported by Commercial Observer. Artificial intelligence company Asapp and fintech firm Kensho Technologies also have offices in the tower.