The pharmacy chain, named for Duane and Reade streets in Lower Manhattan, where the firm had its first store, will take the 21st and 22nd floors at the 72-story tower. Its lease at 440 Ninth Avenue had recently expired. The 15-year deal at 40 Wall had asking rents in the mid $30s-per-square-foot, brokers said.
“Donald Trump Jr. was a complete gentleman throughout the entire [negotiation] process and was helpful in expediting the deal,” said Thomas Murray, of Lincoln Property Company, who represented Duane Reade along with colleague Joseph Artusa.
Jeffrey Lichtenberg, of Cushman & Wakefield, represented the Trump Organization. [NYO]