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Creative Agency Harper + Scott Departing Flatiron for WTC


Marketing firm Harper + Scott is leaving the Flatiron District for the new 3 World Trade Center

The creative agency inked a seven-year 17,456-square-foot lease for part of the 40th floor of 3 WTC, according to landlord Silverstein Properties. Asking rents are in the high $80s to low $90s per square foot, per a Silverstein spokeswoman.

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The design firm, which handles branded merchandise, custom apparel, packaging and print, will move from 915 Broadway between East 20th and East 21st Streets and into the World Trade Center in the spring of 2020. Fogarty Finger Architecture is designing the interiors of the company’s new office.

“More companies than ever before are moving to Lower Manhattan for its creative potential and vibrant energy,” said Jeremy Moss, an executive vice president at Silverstein Properties, in prepared remarks. “The World Trade Center is now home to many of the world’s leading brands, as well as leading advertising and branding firms.”

Jon Algaem, the president of Harper + Scott, said that 3 WTC “is a terrific building that will support our fast-growing business, and we look forward to calling it our home for years to come.”

3 WTC has attracted a diverse array of tenants since it opened last year, including advertising giant GroupM, spirits conglomerate Diageo, mattress e-tailer Casper and stock exchange IEX. Law firm Kelley Drye & Warren also recently signed a 103,000-square-foot lease in the building, as Commercial Observer previously reported.

Moss and Camille McGratty represented Silverstein in-house, along with CBRE (CBRE)’s Mary Ann Tighe, Ken Meyerson, Adam Foster, Evan Haskell, Steve Eynon, David Caperna and Rob Hill. Jeff Fischer and Joe D’Apice, also of CBRE, handled the deal for the tenant.

Enyon said in a statement, “Harper + Scott is another fast-growing innovative company that has chosen to relocate from Midtown South to 3 World Trade Center due in part to the building’s column-free floors, spectacular light and views, unmatched transit access, communal terrace and state-of the art infrastructure.”