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Two tech firms moving to Durst’s 1155 Avenue of the Americas

The Durst Organization has announced that two technology companies, blockchain software firm R3 LLC, and Check Point Software Technologies, Inc., a cyber-security firm, have signed leased at 1155 Avenue of the Americas.

R3 has signed a 10-year lease for 17,246 s/f for the 34th floor and will be relocating its offices from 11 West 42nd Street. Check Point Software Technologies, Inc. signed a five-year lease at the property for 9,663 s/f on a portion of the 25th floor. Check Point is moving from 500 Fifth Avenue.

“The stretch of Avenue of the Americas north of Bryant Park has steadily been attracting tenants in the technology industry,” said Jonathan “Jody” Durst, President of The Durst Organization. “We are excited to welcome software companies R3 and Check Point to 1155 Avenue of the Americas, where they join the growing list of creative and innovative tenants that are transforming Sixth Avenue and Bryant Park.”

1155 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

1155 recently signed Indeed.com to a 44,000 s/f deal on floors nine and 10 and join Take 2 Interactive and Equinix as members of the Sixth Avenue/Bryant Park growing technology community.

R3 was represented by Senior Managing Director Leo Paytas of Newark Knight Frank. Check Point was represented by Senior Director Waite Buckley of Vicus Partners.  The Durst Organization was represented in-house by Executive Vice President Tom Bow, Senior Managing Director Rocco Romeo and Senior Leasing Associate Tanya Grimaldo.

1155 Avenue of the Americas was competed in 1984 and designed by Emery Roth & Sons. The building, LEED v4 Silver certified under the EBOM rating system (Existing Buildings Operations Maintenance), has undergone a $130 million capital improvement program. 1155’s upgrades include a new lobby, new elevator cabs and destination dispatch controls, new windows throughout and and an enhanced floor-to-ceiling glass condition that takes advantage of the the building’s chamfered corners. In addition, a tenant exclusive 8,000 s/f custom roof-top pavilion with a 4,000 s/f wraparound terrace is currently available for a multi-floor tenant.

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