Last week, The Real Deal released a list of February’s top 10 largest office and retail leases in New York City, and Cushman & Wakefield closed five of the ten largest office leases including the largest deal of the month. Cushman & Wakefield also inked the second largest retail deal of the month.
The largest office lease of February was WeWork’s new lease at 199 Water Street for 201,231 square feet in the Financial District neighborhood of Manhattan. John Cefaly, Robert Constable, Ethan Silverstein, Stephen Bellwood and Myles Fennon represented the landlord, Jack Resnick & Sons along with their in-house representation.
Additional deals that made the list included Estée Lauder’s 100,000 sf sublease at 27-01 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY. Bruce Mosler, Ethan Silverstein, Mitch Arkin and Kelli Berke represented the sublandlord, MetLife, in the transaction. Next was Young Adult Institute’s 75,000 sf lease at 220 East 42nd Street. Cushman & Wakefield’s Tara Stacom, Barry Zeller, Justin Royce, Connor Daugstrup and Pierce Hance represented the landlord, SL Green Realty in the transaction.
Memorial Sloan Kettering, represented by Mark Weiss of Cushman & Wakefield, also closed a 75,000 sf lease last month at 323 East 61st Street. Finally, Golden Touch Imports signed a 60,000 sf lease at 500 Seventh Avenue, and Cushman & Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler and Whitney Anderson represented the landlord in the transaction.
For retail, a team of Diana Boutross, Ian Lerner and Abie Dwek represented the landlord in Brooklyn Boulder’s 10-year, 30,598 sf lease at 87 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This was the second largest retail lease in New York City and the largest retail lease in Brooklyn last month.