Boston-based EZE Software Group, a provider of global investment technology, will soon relocate its New York offices to Charles S. Cohen’s 622 Third Avenue.
The company has signed an 11-year, 25,000 s/f lease comprising a portion of the 10th floor at the 39-story, one-million square-foot tower located in the Grand Central district.
EZE Software Group is currently located at 1633 Broadway and expects to move during the second quarter of 2015.
The new leasing transaction follows a surge of leasing activity at the property, including a 30,000 s/f lease renewal for employment service provider Monster.com and a new 10,500 s/f direct lease for real estate finance firm Cooper-Horowitz Inc.
“We’re delighted to welcome this growing TAMI company to 622 Third Avenue,” stated Cohen, who transformed the former Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building into a 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 resurgence of the Third Avenue corridor as an alternative to Midtown South and a destination for top talent.”
Marc Horowitz, senior vice president/director of office leasing for Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation, along with a Colliers International leasing team of Robert Tunis and Alexander Jinishian represented the building’s ownership in the long-term leasing transaction.
Bill Peters and Derek Trulson of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the tenant. Asking rent was $60 per square foot.
Located between 40th and 41st Streets, the property, which has base floors of 32,000 square feet available for lease, features a newly renovated outdoor plaza, lobby, rooftop garden and public spaces designed by architectural firm Moed de Armas& Shannon.
Thomas Balsely & Associates served as landscape architect for the outside public spaces and lighting of the building was designed by Howard Brandston.
Current tenants at 622 Third Avenue include Hill Holiday, Erwin Penland, MRM Casanova, Draft & Draft, Orion, Area 23, Cooper-Horowitz, TMP Worldwide, and Sterling National Bank.