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Friedman heads downtown to savor 24/7 vibe from One Liberty

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) negotiated a new lease for 44,767 s/f at Brookfield Properties’ One Liberty Plaza on behalf of the tenant, Friedman LLP.

The NKF team included president, New York Tri-State Region David Falk and executive managing director Peter Shimkin.


The building owner Brookfield was represented in house by Mikael Nahmias, Jerry Larkin, David McBride and Justin Coulter.

“For over 50 years, Friedman was located in Midtown Manhattan. What attracted them to Lower Manhattan was the 24/7 365-day community that the neighborhood has transformed into,” said Shimkin. “Friedman selected One Liberty Plaza because it’s the most conveniently located Downtown building with direct access to the new Fulton Street Transit Center and World Trade Center Path Station and is in proximity to some of the best dinning and shopping options in the entire city.”

“People are at the heart of everything we do,” said Friedman co-managing partner Fred Berk, “and investing in our employees’ personal and professional well-being is built into the fabric of our firm. Moving our headquarters to One Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan will give our employees access to some of the best community amenities in the entire city and access to a major transportation hub.”

One Liberty Plaza is a 2.3-million-square-foot office tower in the heart of the Financial District. The steel-and-glass tower offers views of New York Harbor and the five boroughs and it is within walking distance of the South Street Seaport, Brookfield Place, Tribeca and the World Trade Center.

Other tenants include the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Aon, Avon and more.

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