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CPA firm signs on for 21,000 s/f at Durst’s 1155 Ave. of the Americas

1155 Avenue of the Americas

The Durst Organization today announced that BKD, LLP signed a 13-year and seven-month lease for 20,899 s/f on the entire 12th floor at 1155 Avenue of the Americas. BKD is relocating from Durst’s 655 Third Avenue where they currently occupy a full floor. Loeb & Troper LLP joined BKD in July of 2018 and began their tenancy at 655 in 1994 taking 23,094 s/f.

BKD has 40 offices in 18 states, with services that include accounting, risk management, technology, wealth management and forensic and valuation services.

“We are proud to welcome BKD across town to their new home at 1155 Avenue of the Americas,” said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of The Durst Organization. “They have been a valued tenant for the past 25 years, and we are very pleased that they have chosen to stay within our portfolio and entrust their tenancy to us.”

BKD was represented by Senior Managing Director Daniel Katcher and Associate Brett Stein of Newmark Knight Frank. The Durst Organization was represented in-house by Senior Managing Director Rocco Romeo and Senior Leasing Associate Tanya Grimaldo.

1155 Avenue of the Americas was completed in 1984 and designed by Emery Roth & Sons. The building has undergone a $130 million capital improvement program. 1155’s upgrades include a new lobby, destination dispatch elevators, new windows and floor-to-ceiling glass at the building’s chamfered corners.

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