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Avenues school expands NoMad office

Company grows to 24K sf at 11 East 26th Street

March 23, 2015 12:00PM

Avenues World School NYC Office

From left: 259 10th Avenue, 11 East 26th Street and Avenues CEO Chris Whittle (credit: Guest of a Guest)

Avenues World Holdings, which operates Avenues: The World School in Chelsea, inked a deal to renew and expand its nearby office space to more than 24,000 square feet.

The for-profit private school, which cost $85 million to develop and launch, occupies the 16th and 17th floors of the 21-story property at 11 East 26th Street in the Madison Square North Historic District, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The 10-story school at 259 10th Avenue opened in 2012 with classes for 12 grade levels. The plan is to reach 15 grade levels by next year.

James Buslik of Adams & Co. represented Avenues and the landlord, East Twenty Sixth Associates. Asking price for the space was $68 per square foot.

Avenues is also close to a deal to expand its campus at 540 East 26th Street. The school has served as a major draw for families flocking to the neighborhood. The proximity of a 53-foot-wide townhouse at 434-436 West 22nd Street to the school was the catalyst for a $13.5 million home sale last year, as TRD reported. [WSJ]Mark Maurer

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