A well-known law firm just inked a 15-year, 67,000-square-foot lease to move to the Durst Organization’s 1155 Sixth Avenue.
Jenner & Block will occupy the 29th through 32nd floors of the 41-story tower between West 44th and West 45th streets, according to the landlord. The firm is downsizing from 90,000 square feet at SL Green’s 919 Third Avenue.
Jonathan Durst, president of the Durst Organization, said law firms have been the Sixth Avenue building’s key tenants since its opening in 1984.
“Nearly 40 years later, the building continues to be a magnet for legal tenants and boutique headquarters because of the floorplates with a high ratio of perimeter offices and its expansive views of and proximity to Bryant Park,” he said.
The 790,000-square-foot tower has recently undergone a $130 million capital improvement program. Upgrades included a new lobby, windows and elevator cabs.
The 47-story tower on Third Avenue that Jenner & Block is leaving also boasts an upgraded lobby and entrances, panoramic views and other amenities, according to SL Green’s website. It was completed in 1970.
Jenner & Block, which has offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., opened its New York office in 2005. That office, with nearly 80 lawyers, will join other tenants at the Durst building including Cornell University, Perkins Coie, Verizon and Genpact.
CBRE’s leasing team led by Lewis Miller as well as a Jenner & Block partner Donald Resnick represented the tenant in the transaction. Durst’s in-house team led by Tom Bow represented the landlord.