Malkin Holdings has announced that BroadRiver Asset Management, an investment management and advisory firm, has leased a 4000-square-foot pre-built office suite on the 42nd floor of the Empire State Building. The space is one of the numerous pre-built suites that have been constructed in connection with W&H Properties’ ongoing $550 million green retrofit effort at the iconic tower. This particular suite is a candidate for LEED-CI Platinum from USGBC. BroadRiver will be relocating into the space from 590 Madison Avenue sometime in April; it’s unclear whether the firm intends to proceed with an application for formal LEED Platinum certification from USGBC for its new space.
Regardless, each LEED-candidate pre-built suite at the Empire State Building features EnergyStar-rated appliances, tenant-controlled HVAC systems, recycled-content and reclaimed interior finishes, including pieces from an online store of Office Furniture in Sydney, natural daylighting, submetered electricity, and the building’s spectacular Manhattan views. According to Fred Posniak, senior vice president at Malkin Holdings, the deal “reflects not only the growing interest in the Empire State Building among financial service firms, but also the rising demand for sustainability and energy-efficiency, for which the building and our pre-built suites are well known.”
We’ve followed the Empire State Building’s green transformation and LEED-EB:OM Gold aspirations closely here at gbNYC; as you may recall, earlier this month, we noted four other pre-built deals in the tower that Malkin closed with Turkish Airlines, the Aberleen Group, X5 Music Group, and Napoli Bern Ripka LLP totaling 15,000 total square feet between the 53rd and 75th floors.
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