Jenner & Block cuts footprint, takes 67K sf at Durst’s 1155 Sixth Avenue

41-story tower went through $130M makeover

New York /
Mar.March 08, 2021 09:56 AM
Durst Organization president Jonathan Durst and 1155 Sixth Avenue (Durst, Google Maps)

Durst Organization president Jonathan Durst and 1155 Sixth Avenue (Durst, Google Maps)

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.





    Related Articles

    arrow_forward_ios
    JLL CEO Christian Ulbrich. (Getty)
    JLL explores sale of China property management wing
    JLL explores sale of China property management wing
    Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos (Retail Industry Leaders Association, iStock)
    Dollar General thrives amid retail apocalypse
    Dollar General thrives amid retail apocalypse
    Bill Lee (Lee & Associates/YouTube)
    Lee & Associates founder Bill Lee dies
    Lee & Associates founder Bill Lee dies
    The vacancy rate for regional and superregional malls is at an all-time high.  (Getty)
    Mall vacancy rate hits all-time high
    Mall vacancy rate hits all-time high
    Rudin Management’s Michael Rudin and Industrious’ Justin Stewart with 32 Sixth Avenue in Tribeca (Rudin, Industrious, Google Maps)
    Rudin teams up with Industrious for flex-office play
    Rudin teams up with Industrious for flex-office play
    Mitchell Kossoff (iStock, Kossoff, PLLC/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
    Landlords seeking millions from real estate attorney who disappeared
    Landlords seeking millions from real estate attorney who disappeared
    Gores Group’s Alec Gores and Dean Metropoulos with Sonder CEO Francis Davidson (Getty, Linkedin)
    Sonder considers going public via SPAC
    Sonder considers going public via SPAC
    About 17.3 percent of Manhattan office space is available for lease, the most in decades. (iStock)
    Manhattan office market’s 25% drop is ominous sign for landlords
    Manhattan office market’s 25% drop is ominous sign for landlords
    arrow_forward_ios

    The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

    Loading...