Brookfield Property Partners announced that law firm McKool Smith, has signed a lease at One Manhattan West, the company’s 67-story office tower to be delivered at the end of 2019.
The tower is part of Brookfield’s new eight-acre neighborhood being developed in the Hudson Yards district on the west side.
McKool Smith will join the a tenant roster that includes anchor Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, Flom LLP and the new headquarters for the NHL.
McKool Smith signed a 15-year lease to occupy floors 50 and 51 of the state-of-the-art office building, covering 64,120 s/f
“We are thrilled to welcome one of the country’s leading trial firms, McKool Smith, to our growing roster of tenants at One Manhattan West,” said David Cheikin, Executive Vice President, Brookfield Property Partners New York Office Division.
“Leading companies continue to be drawn to Manhattan West, where we are combining state-of-the-art office space, the highest quality amenities, design and technology, experiential shops, vibrant culinary options, and two acres of world-class public open space to create a workplace destination that attracts, retains and motivates the top talent that helps businesses’ succeed.”
“This year marks the tenth anniversary since we opened our New York office in 2007,” said Mike McKool, a founder and Chairman of McKool Smith. “New York is a very important market for the firm and our clients, and our move to One Manhattan West demonstrates our continued commitment to strengthening and expanding our capabilities in the region. We are very excited about the new space.”
McKool Smith was represented by John Amend and JW Amend of The Amend Group and Josh Kuriloff and Drew Braver of Cushman & Wakefield. Brookfield was represented by Bruce Mosler, Rob Lowe, Ethan Silverstein and Matthias Li of Cushman & Wakefield, and in-house by Jeremiah Larkin, Duncan McCuaig and Alex Liscio.
Manhattan West is an eight-acre, six-building mixed-use development, stretching from Ninth Avenue to Tenth Avenue and 31st Street to 33rd Street.
It will feature nearly six million square feet of Class-A office space, luxury residences at The Eugene, a boutique hotel, landscaped gardens and street-front retail.