Real Estate Weekly
Image default
Deals & Dealmakers

Moinian taps Cushman & Wakefield as leasing agent for 940,000 s/f downtown


Cushman & Wakefield announced that the  firm has been appointed as the exclusive leasing agent for The Moinian Group’s 938,000 s/f commercial properties at 17 Battery Place North and 17 Battery Place South.

Wes Rudes, Frank Cento, Andrew Harrington and Pierce Hance will be the agents for the buildings.

“17 Battery Place North and South offers tenants a variety of layouts and configurations, including one of the largest contiguous blocks of available space in Downtown Manhattan,” said  Rudes, an executive director of Cushman & Wakefield.

Gregg Weisser; senior vice president of Commercial Leasing for The Moinian Group added: “The buildings’ prime location, in the heart of Downtown Manhattan, combined with its incredible views overlooking Battery Park, the river, transportation and tenant-friendly floor-plates makes it a great address for any company. We look forward to working with C&W to market the space.”

The 478,876 s/f North building has 200,000s/f of total available space. A contiguous block that occupies the 10th to 16th floors encompasses 121,000 s/f and could potentially be designated to an anchor tenant. Another 60,000 s/f of  space remains for smaller build-outs.

Both the North and the South buildings qualify for the economic benefits of the Lower Manhattan Revitalization Program (LMRP) which The Moinian Group will offer in the form of rent abatement for the building’s tenants.


The architectural firm, Gensler, has been contracted to completely redesign the lobby, upgrading it to Class A standards. In addition, maintenance improvements are expected in the near future.

Totaling 459,550 s/f, the South building offers units ranging from 7,000 to a full floor of 36,000 s/f. The building recently underwent a white-boxing process in order to emphasize the abundance of natural light.

17 Battery Place North & South offer open views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The buildings offer flexibility,  high ceilings, superior electrical capabilities and high-speed telecommunication access.

Both buildings are WiredScore certified – the international standard developed by WiredScore that distinguishes best-in-class internet connectivity in office buildings. The Wired Certified seal indicates these buildings are validated as providing the fastest and most reliable internet and telecommunications services to tenants.

Located in the  Financial District, the property is situated within two-blocks walking distance from Battery Park, The Ritz Carlton and Pier A Harbor House. It’s near the Bowling Green subway station; 4/5 lines, along with others such as the 1 and R/N lines.

Related posts

Tishman Speyer’s The Spiral Earns CoStar’s Commercial Development of Year Honors


Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership Partners with TruFund Financial Services to Help BIPOC-Owned Businesses Acquire Commercial Property


Grosvenor Diversified Property Investments commits €40 million (£35.5 million) as it makes first investment after publishing expansion plans