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Architectural Firm E4H Nearly Doubles Garment District Space


An architectural firm that focuses on designing health care buildings, E4H Architecture, inked a deal to nearly double its Garment District offices, Commercial Observer has learned.

E4H signed a 10-year lease for 10,156 square feet on the entire sixth floor of 15 West 37th Street between Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue, according to tenant brokers Norman Bobrow & Company. Asking rent was $54 per square foot.

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The architectural firm — which has designed facilities for Harvard Medical School, Weill Cornell in Brooklyn and Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan — has eight offices around the country including a 5,700-square-foot office on the 16th floor of 15 West 37th Street since 2012, according to the tenant brokers.

E4H’s new deal brings its presence to 15,856 square feet in the 16-story property and it plans to move into its new digs in the second quarter of this year.

Norman Bobrow and David Badner of Norman Bobrow & Company represented E4H while Newmark (NMRK) Knight Frank’s Jarad Winter, JD Cohen, William Cohen and Steven Levy handled it for the landlord, Kamber Management Company. An NKF spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“While E4H explored options outside the building, 15 West 37th Street gave the firm the best opportunity to expand within the building,” Badner said in a statement. “Additionally, the landlord’s build-out of the sixth floor surpassed what other buildings were offering as their standard installation. This was ultimately E4H’s deciding factor to continue their tenancy going forward.”

Other tenants in the 138,000-square-foot property include nonprofit humanitarian group Women’s Refugee Commission, jewelry distributor Elite Group International and the Embassy of Costa Rica.