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Brookfield signs 480,000 s/f anchor at 2 Manhattan West

Cravath, Swaine & Moore will move into the new tower in 2024

Brookfield Properties announced that Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP will become the anchor tenant at Two Manhattan West, the 58-story, 1.9-million-square-foot office tower under construction on 31st Street and Ninth Avenue.

Cravath will move its U.S. headquarters to Two Manhattan West in 2024.

The state-of-the-art office building will be part of Brookfield’s Manhattan West development, an eight-acre, six-building mixed-use development on Manhattan’s West Side.

“We are thrilled Cravath, one of the nation’s leading law firms, will anchor Two Manhattan West, joining our community of tenants at Manhattan West that represent those at the top of their fields,” said Ben Brown, Managing Partner, Brookfield Property Group. “Manhattan West’s modern office space, dynamic amenities, attractive design and unrivaled transportation access continues to attract premier companies, and Cravath is the latest example. We look forward to welcoming them to our Manhattan West community.”

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Cravath will occupy 13 full floors in the building (floors 25 through 37), covering approximately 481,000 s/f, which will serve as the base for the firm’s U.S. operations in brand new space custom-built for a 21st-century law firm.

Cravath was represented by Lewis Miller, Andrew Sussman, Cara Chayet and Munish Viralam of CBRE. Brookfield was represented by Bruce Mosler and Josh Kuriloff of Cushman & Wakefield, and in-house by Duncan McCuaig and P.J. Massey.

Manhattan West stretches from Ninth to Tenth Avenues and 31st to 33rd Streets in Manhattan.

It will feature six million square feet of Class-A office space, 844 luxury residences at The Eugene, and the Pendry Manhattan West boutique hotel.

More than 200,000 s/f of retail amenities will combine high-end, experiential shops and culinary concepts. A landscaped, two-acre public plaza will have public art and events by Arts Brookfield.

Two Manhattan West is the second of two new major office buildings built at the site and will be the complex’s final development component.

One Manhattan West, which opens in October, will be home to the headquarters of tenants including accounting firm EY, law firm Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Accenture and the National Hockey League .

Two other commercial buildings comprise the remaining office space at the site. Five Manhattan West, which is nearly 100 percent leased to companies like Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Markit, and R/GA Media. Whole Foods and Peloton are anchoring the ground-floor retail, and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will open a restaurant on Manhattan West’s two-acre plaza.
The Lofts at Manhattan West is a boutique, 13-story building that is home to the coworking operator, Spaces.

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