Mazars Signs 90K-SF Lease in Midtown
Accounting and consulting firm Mazars USA is keeping its U.S. headquarters at 135 West 50th Street in Midtown, but moving within the building, according to landlord George Comfort & Sons.
Mazars signed a 16-year lease for 90,000 square feet at the 925,000-square-foot building, located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. It will occupy three full floors, from the 17th to the 19th, which includes several exclusive terraces, as well as a portion of the 16th floor.
Peter Duncan, the president and CEO of George Comfort & Sons, along with Matt Coudert, Andrew Conrad and Alexander Bermingham represented ownership in-house, while Deborah van der Heyden and Paul Ferraro of JLL (JLL) represented the tenant.
George Comfort & Sons has been repositioning the ’60s-era building with a redesigned lobby, retail frontage and a 20,000-square-foot amenity space, designed by Gensler, per the landlord. In addition, Urbanspace will open a 15,000-square-foot food hall on the ground floor in 2020, its fourth in Midtown, as Commercial Observer previously reported. The block-through hall will have entrances on both West 50th and West 51st Streets.
A spokesperson for George Comfort & Sons declined to provide the asking rent.
Other office tenants at the property include Mizuho Trust and Banking, Volunteers of America, and Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.