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JLL tapped to find new Seagram anchor

It’s the first time in 15 years an anchor space has been available in the iconic building.

JLL has been selected by RFR Realty LLC as exclusive leasing agent for a unique headquarters block of 272,628 s/f of space at the base of 375 Park Avenue, also known as the Seagram Building.

The firm will provide a full range of marketing and leasing services for this block of space in the renowned, 860,000 s/f landmark office building.

The JLL professionals overseeing the leasing assignment include Peter Riguardi, chairman and president of JLL’s New York operations; Paul N. Glickman and Cynthia Wasserberger, vice chairmen; and Benjamin Bass, managing director.

They will work closely with AJ Camhi, executive vice president and director of leasing, for RFR Realty.

“For the first time in over 15 years, there will be a new anchor tenant opportunity at the Seagram Building,” said Glickman.

“The building is widely known for its premier Park Avenue location, architecture, history and iconic cache. Together with RFR’s vision and expertise, our plan is to leverage the classic features, robust infrastructure, outdoor roof terraces, best plaza and Park Avenue location, large efficient floor plates and significant branding opportunities with various new and industry-leading amenities in order to appeal to the needs of today’s large headquarters occupiers.”

The 38-story 375 Park Avenue is the only New York City building designed by legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

The landmark building is considered an architectural masterpiece and was built as the headquarters for Canadian distillers Joseph E. Seagram & Sons.

Located on Park Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, it is regarded as one of the world’s finest office properties, currently offering an executive lounge and terrace and art exhibitions on the Seagram Plaza and in the lobby.

The building houses a parking garage on the concourse level and is also home to the highly acclaimed restaurants, The Grill and The Lobster Club.

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