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HJ Kalikow signs financial firm to full floor at 101 Park

By Hiten Samtani | November 08, 2013 03:25PM

H.J. Kalikow & Company has signed Manhattan-based Federated Global Investment Management to the entire 41st floor of 101 Park Avenue, The Real Deal has learned.

The investment manager will pay over $110 per square foot in the 26,400-square-foot deal at the 1.3 million-square-foot building, data from Compstak show.

The 49-story tower sits between 40th and 41st streets in the Grand Central submarket.

A spokesperson for Federated confirmed that the deal had been signed and said the firm would be moving next year, when its 22,000-square foot lease on the 37th floor of 450 Lexington Avenue expires. She declined to comment on the terms of the deal.

While Federated is paying rents in the mid $60s per square foot for its current space, earlier this year, real estate investment company Spear Street Capital leased the 39th floor of the Lexington Avenue building for about $120 per square foot, CompStak data show.

H.J. Kalikow was represented by a Cushman & Wakefield team of John Cefaly, Clark Finney and David McBride. Federated was represented by Avison Young’s Greg Kraut and Brad Totten, but they were not immediately available. A spokesperson for Avison declined to comment.

The Park Avenue building houses many top-tier financial tenants, such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and hedge fund Tiger Management, whose recent $70 million lease renewal there was one of the third quarter’s most valuable lease transactions, as The Real Deal reported.