Broad Street Development (BSD), an investor, builder, owner, brokerage and management firm led by Raymond Chalmé and Daniel M. Blanco, completed nearly 140,000 s/f in lease transactions in 2013, at its two Downtown Manhattan assets, 55 and 61 Broadway.
Most recently, the BSD’s in-house leasing team of Blanco, senior managing director David Israni and associate director Ramona Huegel arranged 52,964 s/f in 14 transactions at 61 Broadway, as well as five deals totaling 27,895 s/f at 55 Broadway.
“We are pleased to report such strong leasing activity in 2013, and welcome over 20 new companies, as well as retaining many of our existing tenants at our two Downtown office towers,” said Blanco.
“We believe our flexible floor plans and pre-built office suites combined with our hands-on management style continues to attract tenants. We are proud the market recognizes our commitment, as we work hard to meet the varying requirements of different sectors drawn to the vibrant Downtown market.”
Transactions at 61 Broadway during the second half of 2013 include and 8,453 s/f lease with Diversant, LLC, a staffing firm for IT consulting services; FurtherEd, a firm that provides continuing education courses for accountants and attorneys, took 8,388 s/f on the 11th floor.
At 55 Broadway deals incluced a 10,514 s/f lease with PT Bank Negara Indonesia, and a 5,962 s/f lease with the law firm of Stewart Occhipinti. Gleeds New York, Inc., a construction consultant, moved from 215 Park Avenue South to 3,962 s/f on the 20th floor.