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The One World Trade Center Experience

By Tara Stacom, Executive Vice Chairman of Office Leasing


“..It was iconic for us, coming here. The marquee name, being able to just say ‘We are at One World Trade,’” says Eran Barak, Global Head of Business Operations, Symphony, and inspired tenant of One World Trade Center.

“The experience of being in this building, it’s almost futuristic. This is definitely 21st century. We feel like we are part of the future of New York,” says Thom Ang, VP Creative, High Five Games.

From my experience working with global clients, I know that the international market has identified One World Trade Center as the premier New York City address, and the best opportunity for flagship office space for an American headquarters or other office needs.

Occupancy provides immediate global stature and enhances a company’s ability to recruit and retain top talent. Although the building is now 70% leased, a number of the higher floors (62 and above) still remain available, offering matchless views to tenants.

As leasing agent for One World Trade Center, my team and I would like to invite you to view a new short film The One World Trade Center Experience produced by owner and co-leasing agent, The Durst Organization, and Cushman & Wakefield (also co-leasing agent). Eran, Thom, and other tenants describe their experience as tenants in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Our team had the opportunity to tour the site at every phase of construction and to assist with fundamental decisions regarding finishes, access, and use. As One World Trade Center’s final details were being completed, we collaborated with the building’s owners, PANYNJ, and The Durst Organization, and architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, to deliver an innovative skyscraper that would match the address and offer the best occupant experience.

“There is a tremendous amount of energy here. The other tenants in the building are largely creative companies, technology companies, media companies, and a mix. That’s really different than any other environment we could be in,” says Trevor Kaufman, CEO, Piano.

Business-to-business opportunities at One World Trade Center are part of the creative culture and offer tremendous opportunity and advantage.

Anchor tenant Condé Nast occupies a 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters on the 20th through 44th floors and was the first “TAMI” (technology, advertising, media, and information) tenant. Other tenants represent a mix of Lower Manhattan’s traditional financial services occupants along with the creative industries fueling downtown’s growth: Ameriprise, Moody’s, High 5 Games, xAd, and Mic.

“It’s been great being down here because we’ve really been a part of the revival of Lower Manhattan, and I find it really exciting,” says Hillary Garris, VP Finance and Operations, Piano.

“This building is alive. It has an energy to it. The culture here is one of creativity, very energetic. Employees just like being here,” says Stephen McCarthy, CFO, xAd.

One World Trade Center offers a marquee address, efficient floorplates, access to major transportation lines, superior amenities, and—importantly—flexibility for our tenants’ expansion needs.

tarastacomTara Stacom, Executive Vice Chairman of Office Leasing, is one of the world’s leading brokerage professionals. In 2015, Tara ranked as Cushman & Wakefield’s overall top-producing broker globally, distinction that she is proud to have achieved in previous years. Tara won and currently leads the One World Trade Center agency leasing assignment. Her many awards and recognitions include top honors from the Real Estate Board of New York, the industry’s preeminent trade organization.

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