NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 15, 2012) ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC has announced that Cullen and Dykman signed an extension and expansion agreement to keep the firm at 44 Wall Street for ten more years.
The firm signed a renewal for space it currently occupies on the 17th and 19th floors and took additional space on part of the 14th and the entire 15th floors. The general practice law firm is consolidating space from a Brooklyn office where the lease was expiring.
ABS Partners Senior Managing Director Keith Lipstein completed the deal along with Senior Managing Director Jay Kreisberg and Associate Christina Dermond. Cushman & Wakefield’s Vice Chairmen Edward Weiss and Joshua Kuriloff, and Executive Directors Frank Cento and Edward Donnery represented the tenant.
“ABS worked with Cullen and Dykman (who have been in business since 1850, one of the five oldest law firms in New York State) to meet the organic growth needs of the firm within this key downtown asset,” said Keith Lipstein. “44 Wall Street is a prime location for a law firm because it’s very transportation friendly with accessibility from uptown and Brooklyn. Additionally, the floor layouts with three sides of light and air lay out ideally for their needs.”
The 24-story, 334,000 square-foot office building is located at the Northwest Corner of William Street. Its classic design by Trowbridge & Livingston, is a wonderful example of the iconic architecture and development that took place in Manhattan, particularly in the Financial District during the 1920’s. It qualifies for available Lower Manhattan Plan incentives and is easily accessible to all transportation sources including the 2,3,4,5,C,E,J,R, and Z subway lines and the ferries.