Global corporate law firm Baker Botts is holding on tight to its 104,000 square feet at Tishman Speyer’s 30 Rockefeller Center, the New York Post reported.
The firm’s 10-year lease will continue to cover the 43rd, 44th and 45th floors. Rents for the space started at $80 per square foot. The firm paid $140 per square foot in 2008 for an expansion into part of a floor, the Post said, citing CompStak.
Tishman Speyer represented the building in-house, while John Nugent and Andrew Sussman of CBRE represented Baker Botts, the newspaper said.
The owner of the building is planning to reopen the landmarked Rainbow Room by the end of next year’s first quarter and is soliciting bids from restaurant suppliers, as previously reported. Also, the commissary is slated to house the upcoming “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” in February 2014. [NYP, 2nd item] – Mark Maurer