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Advisory firm Huron Consulting takes 32,509 s/f at 1166 Ave. of the Americas

Edward J. Minskoff Equities Inc. and JLL have announced a 32,509 s/f lease with Huron Consulting Group at 1166 Avenue of the Americas.

With the completion of this lease, Minskoff and JLL have leased a total of 305,000 s/f of space in the building in 18 months.

Huron, a global professional services firm, signed a lease for a portion of the third floor in the Class A, 1.6 million-square-foot office building.

Minskoff was represented by the JLL team of Paul N. Glickman, vice chairman; Cynthia Wasserberger, managing director; Jonathan Fanuzzi, executive vice president; and Diana Biasotti, senior vice president. The group worked with Jeffrey Sussman, executive vice president, at Minskoff.

Huron was represented by Ken Rapp, vice chairman; Ramsey Feher, first vice president; Lisa Konieczka, executive vice president; and Bill Sheehy, senior vice president, all with CBRE. JLL has served as exclusive leasing agent for the property, leading the repositioning and leasing effort for Minskoff as the company implemented a multimillion-dollar capital improvement program.

Gensler was engaged to re-design the building’s lobby, lighting, outdoor canopies and security features. The recently completed lobby now showcases signature pieces of art, including Roy Lichtenstein’s “Modern Tapestry” and “Amerind Landscape” tapestries, and Kaws’s “Along the Way” sculpture.

Minskoff also has enhanced the office property’s telecommunications infrastructure to be listed as Wired Certified Gold with WiredScore.

Recent leases include a 195,000 s/f lease renewal for global investment and technology firm D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P.; a 39,000 s/f lease for technology and services company Arcesium LLC; and a 39,000 s/f lease for telecommunications leader Sprint.

JLL is leasing and marketing approximately 80,000 s/f of space on the entire 20th floor and 21st floor (comprised of 40,240 square feet each) of the building.

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