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Documentary Filmmaker McGee Media Heads Uptown


Documentary production company McGee Media is leaving Hudson Square for Midtown South, Commercial Observer can first report. 

McGee will decamp from 345 Hudson Square for a space at 9 East 37th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues in October, according to landlord broker ABS Partners. The firm signed a five-year, 5,132-square-foot lease for the entire ninth floor of the 12-story office building. Asking rent in the deal was $49 per square foot.

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The company, which was founded by award-winning filmmaker Dyllan McGee, is behind films including “Finding Your Roots” and “Option B.” 

ABS Partners’ Ron Zimmerman, Ian Weiss and Andrew Udis represented the owner, 9 East 37th Street Associates

“McGee Media is a great fit for the building and the area, which boasts a range of other growing media companies,” Zimmerman said in prepared remarks. 

Savills Studley’s Stephan Steiner handled the deal on behalf of the tenant. Steiner didn’t immediately return a request for comment via a spokeswoman.