Michael Page International, a professional recruitment consultancy, has taken the entire 26,500 s/f 29th floor at Charles S. Cohen’s 622 Third Avenue for its New York headquarters.
The company, which has operations throughout the U.S., UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa, expects to relocate from its current 20,000 s/f office at the Chrysler Building to its new headquarters in the Grand Central District during the first quarter of 2016.
“We’re delighted to welcome this industry leader to 622 Third Avenue,” stated Cohen, who transformed the former Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building into a distinctive Class A office tower now known as Grand Central Plaza after acquiring the property in the late 1990s.
“It is yet another indication of the continued resurgence of the Third Avenue corridor as a corporate destination.”
Marc Horowitz, senior vice president and national director of office leasing for Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation, along with a Colliers International leasing team of Eric Ferriello, David Glassman, Robert Tunis and Joseph Cabrera represented the building’s ownership in the long-term leasing transaction, while Simon Landsman and Giorgio Versea, formerly of Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate, represented the tenant. Asking rent was $66 psf.
Current tenants include Monster.com, EZE Software Group, Hill Holiday, Erwin Penland, MRM Casanova, Draft & Draft, Orion, TMP Worldwide, and Sterling National Bank.