Germany’s top soccer league has scored prime office space in Midtown South.
Bundesliga International, the marketing arm for the premier league in the Deutsche Fußball Liga, has leased 2,187 s/f in the Everett Building at 200 Park Avenue South for its first corporate headquarters in the U.S.
Harrison Katzman, Sam Saffman, Marc Schoen and Michael Schoen, all of the Schoen Group, brokered the deal on behalf of the league, while Jay Caseley and Charles Conwell of ABS Partners acted on behalf of the landlord, 200 Park Avenue South Associates, LLC.
With high profile teams such as FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga has grown in popularity in an increasingly soccer-friendly United States. The league has secured a New York office as part of its effort to grow that American fan base.
Located half a block north of Union Square, the Everett Building is the heart of the trendy Midtown South submarket and far from where other major professional sports teams have set up shop.
The National Football League and Major League Baseball have offices further north on Park Avenue while the National Basketball Association is at Fifth Avenue and 51st Street while the National Hockey League is at Sixth Avenue and 46th Street. La Liga, Spain’s top soccer league, has planted its flag at Columbus Circle.