The Durst Organization announced that Jenner & Block LLP has signed a 15-year lease for 66,935 s/f on the 29th through 33nd floors of 1155 Avenue of the Americas.
The 100 plus year-old firm is moving from 919 Third Avenue, and it is the fourth law firm to sign at the building over the past three years.
1155 Avenue of the Americas was completed 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.
“We are pleased to welcome the Jenner & Block team to 1155 Avenue of the Americas,” said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of The Durst Organization.
“When the building opened in 1984, the anchor tenant was a law firm that relocated from downtown Manhattan. Nearly 40 years later, the building continues to be a magnet for legal tenants and boutique headquarters because of the floorplates with a high ratio of perimeter offices and its expansive views of and proximity to Bryant Park.”
“When Jenner & Block opened its New York office in 2005, we did so with the goal of delivering full service litigation and transactional capabilities to clients in this key legal market. Today, the office has nearly 80 lawyers who are guided by an unbending commitment to the firm’s core values—excellence, collaboration, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment, and pro bono and community service,” said Susan J. Kohlmann, Jenner & Block’s New York office managing partner.
“We are excited to be recommitting to midtown Manhattan, and the move to 1155 Avenue of the Americas gives the firm a central hub in one of our most important markets.”
Jenner & Block was represented by vice chairman Lewis Miller, executive vice president Jason Gorman and first vice president Zachary Weil of CBRE, and in-house by partner Donald Resnick. The Durst Organization was represented in-house by executive vice president Tom Bow, senior managing director Rocco Romeo and senior leasing associate Tanya Grimaldo.
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