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  • 30rock-rotunda

    Rendering of 30 Rock rotunda

    NBCUniversal announced plans to renovate the iconic 30 Rockefeller Plaza. But while the company prepares for the building’s posterity, the design plans signal a backwards glance. [more]

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  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza

    Comcast’s $16.7 billion acquisition Tuesday of the remaining stake in NBCUniversal includes the sale of a large chunk of the iconic 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the Wall Street Journal reported. As part of the deal with General Electric for the 49% of NBC that it doesn’t already own, Comcast will pay $1.4 billion for 1.3 million square feet of office and studio space in the building as well as in CNBC’s headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. The deal is one of the largest the market has seen in recent years, eclipsing even the Chetrit Group’s acquisition of the Sony Building at 550 Madison Avenue for $1.1 billion. … [more]

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  • From left: Mary Ann Tighe, Gary Trock and Amira Yunis

    CBRE Group landed assignments at one of the city’s most visible retail spaces and with one of its best-known office tenants. The New York Post reported that the brokerage’s retail team of Gary Trock and Amira Yunis was brought in to help the Durst Organization find a tenant for the 42,550-square-foot retail space at 4 Times Square. The landlord’s in-house leasing team nearly leased the space to Express, but the clothing retailer backed out of the deal to take what it considered a “more visible” location at SL Green and Jeff Sutton’s 1552 Broadway. [more]

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  • The NBC Sports division may move out of 30 Rockefeller Plaza to Connecticut, the New York Times reported. According to the Associated Press, the company has already agreed to move to Stamford to take advantage of increased tax credits that the city has been offering to businesses.

    As has been reported earlier, Gov. Dan Malloy of Connecticut has launched a “First Five” program, which offers tax credits and loans to the first five businesses in the state to promise to create at least 200 jobs. … [more]

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  • NBC Universal has signed a 10-year lease for 1.4 million square feet of space at Rockefeller Center in the wake of its acquisition by Comcast, according to the Post. The space, which NBC parent company General Electric bought for $440 million in 1996 after the Rockefeller Center bankruptcy bailout, consists of full-floor office condominiums in 30 Rockefeller Center (where the lease includes 75,602 square feet), the studio building at 49 West 49th Street (where NBC leased 475,110 square feet) and 1250 Sixth Avenue (where NBC leased 187,065 square feet). As part of the deal, brokered by Scott Panzer of Jones Lang LaSalle, NBC will have first dibs on the condos if GE ever decides to sell them. … [more]

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  • NBC inks Midtown deal

    October 21, 2010 02:30PM

    135 West 50th Street and NBC Universal star Brian Williams

    NBC Universal has signed a three-year, 28,541-square-foot lease at 135 West 50th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, according to Murray Hill Properties, which represented the landlord. The tenant was represented by Cushman & Wakefield. Although the final rent was not immediately available, the asking rent for the space was $60 per square foot. The office is roughly four blocks from NBC Universal headquarters, located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. TRD

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  • Comcast CEO buys at 15 CPW

    May 06, 2010 03:05PM

    Brian Roberts, the Philadelphia-based Comcast CEO who struck a deal in December to take over NBC Universal from the General Electric Company, is in contract on a New York City pied-a-terre at 15 Central Park West, broker sources told the Wall Street Journal. Roberts had been eyeing two-bedroom units in the building with Central Park views that ranged in price from $7 million to $12.9 million, but it was unclear which one he ultimately settled upon. … [more]

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  • In response to the glut of vacant apartment buildings on the market since the real estate bust, including the Isabella in Clinton Hill, Assembly member Hakeem Jeffries has proposed legislation that would give struggling developers new bank loans at reduced prices in exchange for renting or selling units at lower prices. The developers “can either hope that things turn around and allow these apartments to sit vacant or they can work with the government to actually transform these units into productive apartments,” Jeffries told NBC’s Ida Siegel. He counted more than 60 brand new buildings that are sitting empty or partially full in his Brooklyn district, which includes parts of Clinton Hill, Flatbush, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Park Slope and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Jeffries’ proposal could have a negative effect on people who have already purchased units in such buildings. “Unfortunately, the people that bought into [them] are the ones that are going to see damage to their equity,” appraiser Jonathan Miller, of Miller Samuel, said.

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