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Brookfield signs 480,000 s/f lease for Two Manhattan West

Brookfield Properties announced that Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP will become the anchor tenant at Two Manhattan West.

The law firm will move into the 58-story, 1.9-million-square-foot office tower under construction on 31st Street and Ninth Avenue in 2024, occupying approximately 481,000 s/f.


“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.”

“We are pleased to partner with Brookfield in creating our new headquarters in this vibrant New York City neighborhood,” said Faiza J. Saeed, Cravath’s presiding partner.

Cravath will occupy 13 full floors in the building (floors 25 through 37), which will serve as the base for the firm’s U.S. operations in brand new space custom-built for the 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 bring together experiential shops andculinary concepts. A landscaped, two-acre public plaza will be feature public art and events by Arts Brookfield, Brookfield’s arts and entertainment program.

Two Manhattan West is rising on the southeast corner of the Manhattan West site, at 31st Street and Ninth Avenue. It is the second of two new 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 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, has been transformed as a collaborative urban space with large floor plates and floor-to-ceiling glass and is to be occupied by companies like Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Markit, and R/GA Media. Whole Foods and Peloton are creating new concepts anchoring the ground-floor retail, and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will open a restaurant on Manhattan West’s landscaped two-acre plaza. The Lofts at Manhattan West is a boutique, 13-story building that features high ceilings, terraces and exposed I-beam columns and is home to the coworking operator, Spaces.

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