Big five publisher HarperCollins is set to make a big move. The publishing giant is leaving its longtime Midtown headquarters for AT&T’s former Financial District headquarters at 195 Broadway, the New York Post — which is owned by the same parent company, News Corp. — reported.
The months-in-the-making 15-year lease deal closed on Friday for 185,000 square feet on four and a half floors, a source told the Post. A joint venture between L&L Holding and Beacon Capital Partners owns the landmarked downtown building, with L&L acting as the managing agent.
HarperCollins will leave its home at 10 East 53rd Street in spring 2014. The source also told the Post that a team of CBRE agents handled the deal for HarperCollins, however CBRE did not confirm the transaction.