The brokerage is replacing Avison Young, which has handled leasing for the past few years. Moinian secured a ground loan for the site at 34th Street and 11th Avenue in 2014 and announced plans for a 1,000-foot-tall, 1.5-million-square-foot office tower.
A groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday, but the developer has yet to secure an an anchor tenant.
Moinian also decided to redesign the tower, making it larger overall but shorter, the New York Post reported. New plans call for a 940-foot-tall tower spanning 2 million square feet.
According to the Post, the sought-after investor could be either an office user that wants to buy its own floors or a more conventional equity partner. [NYP] — Konrad Putzier