After ending 2013 with a lawsuit, Empire State Realty Trust is starting the new year on a much more positive note. The newly-founded REIT announced several new leases in the Greater New York area.
In Manhattan, data company Ipreo Holdings renewed its 48,387 square feet lease on two full floors at 1359 Broadway. Joseph Genovesi and Joseph Messina of Studley represented Ipreo. William Cohen, Neil Rubin and Andrew Weisz of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Empire State Realty Trust, along with Ryan Kass of Empire State Realty Trust.
In Stamford, Connecticut, communication firm Novitex Enterprise Solutions leased 22,429 square feet at 300 First Stamford Place, and healthcare firm CareCentrix leased 10,691 square feet at 100 First Stamford Place. George Walker and Deborah Van Der Heyden of Jones Lang LaSalle represented Novitex, Fernando Murillo of DTZ represented CareCentrix. Empire State Realty Trust was represented in-house by Jeffrey H. Newman in both transactions.
The REIT also announced several retail leases. Sports-clothing retailer Athleta leased 4,304 square feet at 103-107 Main Street in Westport, Connecticut. The tenant was represented by Dominick Muselli of RHYS Commercial. Empire State Realty Trust was represented in-house by Fred C. Posniak.
At 1400 Broadway, Simit + Smith, a Mediterranean bakery, leased 1,131 square feet on the ground floor for a flagship Manhattan location. The tenant was represented by Mary Goldsmith Mahoney of Great Circle Real Estate. Jared Lack of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Empire State Realty Trust.
Starbucks leased 1,953 square feet in a retail condominium that occupies the base of The Gotham, a 25-story luxury residential condo at 1542 Third Avenue. The tenant was represented by David Firestein of Shopping Center Group. Empire State Realty Trust was represented in-house by Fred C. Posniak.