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Hunter Roberts subleases 37,000 s/f at 55 Water Street

Hunter Roberts Construction Group has signed a sub-lease for 37,000 s/f at 55 Water Street in Lower Manhattan.

STUART ROMANOFF
STUART ROMANOFF

The construction services firm will relocate its New York Operations from 225 Liberty Street to the new space on the 51st floor of the property in December.

The expanded space with a contemporary office design at 55 Water Street will facilitate growth for Hunter Roberts, which will celebrate its 10thAnniversary in February 2015. James C. McKenna, president and CE, said, “The World Financial Center has served us well over the past 10 years, but as we embark on our second decade in business we thought this was an opportune time to relocate, expand our office space, and start out in a fresh space that reflects our culture of innovation.”

The new office — designed by The Switzer Group — will feature a terrazzo and wood lobby and conference gallery, more than a dozen state-of-the-art conference rooms and an employee lounge.

Hunter Roberts’ leadership team selected the 51st floor at 55 Water based on the criteria that it would provide the firm with better workflow and technology, including enhanced training and meeting spaces. Located in New York City’s premier business corridor, 55 Water will bring the firm closer to many of its prestigious clients in the neighborhood and will grant employees direct access to major transportation hubs.

ROSS EISENBERG
ROSS EISENBERG

Hunter Roberts employees will enjoy views of the East River, Brooklyn skyline and Lower Manhattan, as well as open space at the building’s two outdoor commons, the Elevated Acre and Vietnam Veterans Plaza. The building also has a newly renovated tenant dining space, Café 55, and a 24/7 parking garage.

According to the Commercial Observer, the space was subleased by law firm Sullivan and Cromwell. Ross Eisenberg and Stuart Romanoff of Cushman & Wakefield represented the construction firm. Savills Studley’s Marc Shapses, Ira Schuman, William Montana and Oliver Petrovic represented Sullivan and Cromwell.

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