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Accounting Firm Inks Space in Garment District


Accounting and advisory firm WilkinGuttenplan is moving its offices four blocks north to 499 Seventh Avenue in the Garment District, Commercial Observer has learned. 

The firm signed a 10-year lease for 4,800 square feet in the property’s south tower, according to information from landlord Savitt Partners. Asking rents are at $55 per square foot in the south tower and $59 per square foot in the north tower. 

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The firm, which is based in East Brunswick, N.J., will move its Manhattan offices from the fifth floor of 2 Penn Plaza to its new digs, located between West 36th and West 37th Streets, next month, according to a Savitt spokesperson. 

The company was looking to maintain a location with convenient access to Penn Station, according to Brian Neugeboren at Savitt. 

“499 Seventh Avenue was ideal as it provided the firm with its own full-floor identity in a modern buildout with exposed ceilings, a mix of partner offices, open areas, high-end pantry and new restrooms,” Neugeboren said in prepared remarks.  

The firm is moving into space previously occupied by garment maker August Silk, the spokesperson said. The 25-story Art Deco property offers full floors ranging in size from 3,000 to 8,000 square feet. 

Savitt was represented in-house by Neugeboren and Elliot Zelinger. Lisa Ann Pollakowski and Richard Plehn of Lee & Associates represented WilkinGuttenplan. 

Pollakowski did not respond to a request for comment.