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Kohler Opening First NYC Office in NoMad

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Kohler — a kitchen, bathroom and plumbing supply manufacturing giant — will open its first New York City office at 1140 Broadway, Commercial Observer has learned.

The Wisconsin-based company signed a seven-and-a-half-year lease for 4,713 square feet on the eighth floor of Williams Equities’ 16-story building, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. Asking rent was $65 per square foot.

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While Kohler has had a 10,000-square-foot retail showroom in the Flatiron District since 2017, the NoMad spot will be its first office presence in the city and will be used as a design studio, the source said. Kohler plans to move into its new digs in the spring.

Steven Marvin and Jason Birk of Olmstead Properties represented Kohler in the deal while ColliersMichael Joseph and Mac Roos handled it for the landlord. The Olmstead brokers declined to comment.

“Ownership is thrilled to add a quality tenant like Koehler as 1140 Broawday continues to become a mecca for the design industry, with other leading businesses including iCrave, Meridian Design, Bisley Furniture and Mannington Flooring all also having made the property their home,” Joseph said in a statement. “1140 Broadway is particularly appealing because it is conveniently located in the center of many leading design firms in Manhattan.”

Other tenants in the 217,991-square-foot building between West 26th and West 27th streets include software developer AcessiBe, skin care product maker Elemis and entertainment company Fuse Media.

Nicholas Rizzi can be reached at nrizzi@commercialobserver.com.