Hotel Investment Firm AWH Re-ups Office at 1040 Avenue of the Americas

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Hotel investment firm AWH Partners re-upped its offices at 1040 Avenue of the Americas, Commercial Observer has learned.

AWH signed a six-year renewal for its 8,218-square-foot space on parts of the sixth floor of the building between West 39th and West 40th streets, according to brokers on the deal. Asking rent was $49 per square foot.

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The real estate investment firm was founded by former Blackstone Group and Related Companies staffers in 2010 and focuses on value-add and distressed real estate, according to its website. Last year, it bought a DoubleTree by Hilton in Nashville for more than $100 million and is working on the development of the Motto by Hilton in Downtown Brooklyn, which will be the borough’s first high-rise modular hotel.

“Our long-term family ownership recognizes the benefit of reaching to maintain a quality tenancy,” Newmark’s Billy Cohen, who represented the landlord, Skyline Developers, in the deal, said in a statement.

Cohen worked on the deal along with colleagues Jarad Winter and JD Cohen, while Bert Rosenblatt of Vicus Partners handled it for AWH.

“It was a pleasure working with Billy Cohen and his team at Newmark to get this deal over the finish line in a very difficult market,” Rosenblatt said in a statement.

Other tenants in Skyline Developers’ 25-story, 255,000-square-foot building include the New York Building Congress, recruiter Update Legal, and information technology firm FJA.