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Life science law firm leases 36,000 s/f at 902 Broadway

CBRE announced that Fenwick & West, a technology and life sciences law firm, has signed a long-term lease for 36,400 s/f at 902 Broadway in the Flatiron district.

CBRE’s David Kleinhandler, Clay Hammerstein and Ken Rapp represented Fenwick.

The firm will occupy two floors in the building, more than doubling the size of its current midtown office.

“We are thriving in New York,” said Fenwick chair Richard Dickson. “Our focus on serving the legal needs of technology and life sciences companies, many of which are concentrated in the Flatiron district, makes it an ideal location.”

“Fenwick & West is the first Am Law 100 firm to move to Midtown South in over a decade, recognizing the area as the hub for technology companies and talent, and the nucleus of this growing community of innovation,” said Rapp, vice chairman in CBRE’s NYC office.

“We were happy to assist the partners in finding the perfect location and bringing them closer to the companies they serve. 902 Broadway was a natural choice for their expanding practice.”

One of the world’s top law firms, focused on technology and life sciences, Fenwick has been named Technology Law Firm of the Year by Law360 for five consecutive years.

Fenwick’s New York office opened in 2016 to address growing client demand from the area’s technology, life sciences and investment communities.

“A move to 902 Broadway places Fenwick at the heart of the tech community and in the center of major industries working with emerging technologies,” said Max P. Koeppel, who handled the transaction on behalf of Koeppel Rosen LLC, the leasing and managing agent for the Rosen family-owned property and its Midtown South portfolio.

“We welcome Fenwick and are excited to work with the team as it builds out its space.”

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