In a deal that hopefully demonstrates the continued resiliency of the World Trade Center submarket, financial services firm MSCI, Inc. has signed a 20-year lease for 125,000 square feet at the LEED Gold-certified 7 World Trade Center, which was the first commercial office building in New York City to earn the designation from USGBC back in 2007. The deal completes the total lease-up of the 52-story 7 WTC and brings tenant occupancy to 100 percent.
“I am thrilled to welcome MSCI to the stellar roster of top-tier companies at 7 World Trade Center,” Larry Silverstein, president & CEO of Silverstein Properties said in a press release. “The success of 7 World Trade Center is proof that in New York City, first-class office buildings always fill up. It also reaffirms our belief that our other buildings at the new World Trade Center will be just as successful.”
MSCI will be consolidating its New York City locations – including the company’s One Chase Plaza world headquarters – when it completes the move sometime in the middle of 2012. Other tenants at 7 WTC – many of whose deals we’ve noted previously here at gbNYC – include Ameriprise Financial, Moody’s Corp., the New York Academy of Sciences, and BMI.