Commercial office leasing is a topic that stands on its own, but there are specific issues that technology companies should consider carefully when leasing office space in New York City. Here are our top five, which cut across green topics in several important ways.
Facebook’s 100,000-square-foot lease at the LEED-EB: OM Silver 770 Broadway is the latest in a string of technology industry transactions, not all of which have closed in the ballyhooed Silicon Alley submarket.
With Greenbuild underway in San Francisco, two public leases are coming under scrutiny from city officials because of perceived LEED Gold certification costs, required for all of the city’s office leases larger than 5000 square feet.
After becoming the first tenant to implement New York City’s Energy Aligned Lease Clause, the law firm WilmerHale has announced another environmental milestone for its offices at 7 World Trade Center: LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certification.
What’s most interesting about two recent deals totaling 12,400 square feet at 7 WTC is that at least one of the tenants was attracted to the building’s LEED rating, in addition to its stunning views and Downtown location.
Over 125 energy-efficient LED lamps illuminate Starbucks’ new NYC flagship in Times Square in order to evoke the nostalgia of an old Broadway theater stage set.
Spurred by the success of its other green prebuilt office suites, Malkin Properties has completed construction on an entire floor of new LEED-eligible offices on the Empire State Building’s 65th floor.
By signing a term sheet last week for 300,000 square feet, the General Services Administration has vaulted the LEED Gold-hopeful 1 World Trade Center past the critical 50 percent-leased threshold.
gbNYC takes a closer look at the Midtown Manhattan Profile Report, prepared as part of Cushman & Wakefield’s 2011 Green Building Opportunity Index, in order to draw some anecdotal conclusions about the state of green real estate in the country’s largest office market.
The Empire State Building’s pre-built green office suites continue to be popular; the tower’s most recent deal is for a 4000-square-foot LEED Platinum-candidate space on the 42nd floor.