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Associated Press joining media exodus downtown

Brookfield Property Partners announced that The Associated Press, the news and information network, headquartered in New York and with offices in 110 countries, has signed a 20-year lease for 170,000 s/f at 200 Liberty Street, the southernmost office tower at Brookfield Place.

The Associated Press will house its global headquarters, newsroom and broadcast studio space across four floors at 200 Liberty Street.

The building is now 100 percent leased. “In moving our global headquarters to Brookfield Place, AP is returning to its original roots downtown,where our first office was located,” said Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of The Associated Press.

“Brookfield has been a true partner during this process and helped us find a fantastic space that complements our mission and our news culture.”

“The Associated Press coming to Lower Manhattan further solidifies downtown’s position as the media center of New York City,” commented Jerry Larkin, executive vice president of leasing, U.S. Office
Division, Brookfield Property Partners. “We are pleased to welcome The Associated Press to our burgeoning neighborhood.”

The Associated Press was advised by Mitchell Steir, Matthew Barlow, and John Mambrino of Savills Studley. Brookfield was represented in-house by Jerry Larkin, David Cheikin and Justin Coulter.
200 Liberty Street is a 40-story office tower in downtown Manhattan. The 1.7 million square foot building is one of five Class A skyscrapers in the eight-million square foot Brookfield Place complex which features luxury shopping, dining and cultural arts.

The Associated Press will be moving in 2017 from Five Manhattan West, formerly 450 West 33rd Street, a 16-story 1.8 million square foot building at Brookfield’s Manhattan West.

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