A financial services firm and the governing body of the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly the British Commonwealth, will soon take up residence at TIAA’s 685 Third Avenue.
Commonwealth Secretariat, an organization representing 53 sovereign states, mostly part of the former British Empire, signed a deal to take 27,000 square feet on the building’s 11th floor at an asking rent in the $60s per square foot
NewOak Capital will take the buildings 21st floor, a total of 17,800 square feet. Asking rent for that space was higher, $77 per square foot. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Larry Zuckerman and Dan Gronich represented NewOak.
JLL’s Matt Astrachan, Frank Doyle, Clark Finney, Jonathan Fanuzzi and Dan Santagata represented the landlord in both deals.
The building’s largest tenant, Salesforce, recently announced it was planning to consolidate its operations at its new headquarters at 3 Bryant Park, which is now officially known as the Salesforce Tower New York.