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Kaufman Organization

450 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10123
(212) 471-4300
Website
[email protected]

Kaufman Organization is a family-owned commercial real estate firm with more than 6 million square feet in its portfolio. The firm began in 1918, when Samuel Kaufman developed properties in Manhattans Garment District. Since then the firm has expanded to include several buildings in that area and began raising capital for acquisitions in suburban New York. In the 2000s the firm began to look into under-developed commercial properties to develop. The firm also housed Kaufman Astoria Studios, a production studio that was for many years the home to Sesame Street and Nurse Jackie. In 2013 the firm began offering stylish residential-style websites for commercial buildings, looking to get the message out on some of its properties. In 2014 Kaufman leased one of Extell Developments four Ring buildings to Anheuser Busch and Alley NYC. The following year the organization partnered with Goldman Sachs on a long-term $45 million ground lease at 155 West 23rd Street, the latest of the Extell buildings.

Kaufman Organization, Associate Broker
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1900, New York, NY, (212) 465-1031
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Associate Broker
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Corporate Broker
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Associate Broker
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Associate Broker
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4300
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Kaufman Organization, Real Estate Salesperson
450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1900, New York, NY, (212) 465-1031
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Kaufman Organization, Partner
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4310
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Kaufman Organization, President
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4311
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Kaufman Organization, Associate Director
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 471-4329
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Kaufman Organization, Director of Marketing / Associate
450 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, (646) 421-6420
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Kaufman Organization, Principal
, New York, NY, (212) 471-4340
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  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 77 Water Street
  • Neighborhood Financial District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 6,847
  • Publication Date 09/06/2019
  • Event Date 09/05/2019
  • Party 1 William Kaufman Organization
  • Party 1 Brokerage Sage Realty, CBRE
  • Party 1 Broker Michael Lenchner, Jonathan Cope, Adam Leshowitz, Nate Katz
  • Party 2 Caissa
  • Party 2 Brokerage SL Green Realty
  • Party 2 Broker Howard Tenenbaum, Gary Rosen
notes
The software developer signed a deal to renew and expand its lease for the Financial District location.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 77 Water Street
  • Neighborhood Financial District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 21,692
  • Publication Date 09/06/2019
  • Event Date 09/05/2019
  • Party 1 William Kaufman Organization
  • Party 1 Brokerage Sage Realty, CBRE
  • Party 1 Broker Michael Lenchner, Jonathan Cope, Adam Leshowitz, Nate Katz
  • Party 2 Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
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The Jewish non profit inked a lease for the Financial District location.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 875 Sixth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Penn Plaza
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,809
  • Publication Date 07/05/2019
  • Event Date 07/03/2019
  • Party 1 Lee & Associates NYC
  • Party 1 Brokerage Lee & Associates NYC
  • Party 1 Broker Peter Braus, Dennis Someck
  • Party 2 Cambridge Insurance Advisors
  • Party 2 Brokerage Kaufman Organization
  • Party 2 Broker Michael Kaufman
notes
The insurance advisor inked a 5-year lease for the Penn Plaza space.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 432 Park Avenue South
  • Neighborhood Nomad
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,800
  • Publication Date 06/28/2019
  • Event Date 06/24/2019
  • Party 1 Wild & Wolf
  • Party 1 Brokerage Kaufman Organization
  • Party 1 Broker Elliot Warren, Marie Mosseri
  • Party 2 Vitech Systems Group
  • Party 2 Brokerage Lee & Associates NYC
  • Party 2 Broker Dennis Someck, Justin Myers
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The tenant signed a 4-year sublease for the Nomad location.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 437 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 4,805
  • Publication Date 06/06/2019
  • Event Date 06/06/2019
  • Party 1 William Kaufman Organization, Travelers Companies
  • Party 1 Brokerage William Kaufman Organization, JLL
  • Party 1 Broker Michael Lenchner, Frank Doyle, David Kleiner, Cynthia Wasserberger, Hayley Shoener, Harlan Webster
  • Party 2 ACT Commodities
  • Party 2 Brokerage Savills
  • Party 2 Broker Craig Lemle
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The commodities trader signed a deal to expand its 10-year lease for the Plaza District location.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 19 West 24th Street
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 120,000,000
  • Publication Date 05/16/2019
  • Event Date 05/13/2019
  • Party 1 Kaufman Organization
  • Party 2 Capital One Bank
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The owner secured a loan of $120 million for the Flatiron portfolio.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 11 East 26th Street
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 12,083
  • Publication Date 04/25/2019
  • Event Date 04/23/2019
  • Party 1 11 Madison Square North Associates
  • Party 1 Brokerage Adams & Company
  • Party 1 Broker Jim Buslik
  • Party 2 Activate
  • Party 2 Brokerage Kaufman Organization
  • Party 2 Broker Sam Stein
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The consulting firm inked a 11-year lease for the Flatiron building.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 1 World Trade Center
  • Neighborhood Financial District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 7,530
notes
The artificial intelligence firm inked a 6-year lease for the Financial District location.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 19 West 24th Street
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 5,418
  • Price per foot $ 7.00
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The wine importer inked a deal to expand its 7-year lease for the Flatiron space which had an asking rent of $75 per square foot.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 242 West 36th Street
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 14,000
  • Price per foot $ 46.00
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The IT company inked a deal to renew and expand its lease for the Garment District space with an asking rent of $46 per square foot.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 48 West 37th Street
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 11,525
  • Publication Date 12/30/2018
  • Event Date 12/27/2018
  • Party 1 Adams & Company
  • Party 1 Brokerage Adams & Company
  • Party 1 Broker David Levy
  • Party 2 Turn On Products
  • Party 2 Brokerage Kaufman Organization
  • Party 2 Broker Greg Albert
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The tenant signed a 10-year lease for the Garment District building.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 777 Third Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,445
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The financial advisory firm signed a 2-year lease for the Midtown East location.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 777 Third Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 13,055
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The wealth management firm signed a 10-year lease for the Midtown East space.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 1407 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 24,714
  • Price per foot $ 59.00
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The South Korean-based cosmetics company signed a 10-year lease for the Garment District building at $59 per square foot.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 460 West 34th Street
  • Neighborhood Hudson Yards
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 538,520
  • Price $ 440,000,000
notes
The buyer purchased a majority stake in the Hudson Yards property for $440 million.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 237 West 35th Street
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,346
notes
The tenant signed a deal to renew its lease for the Garment District location.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 250 West 54th Street
  • Neighborhood Midtown
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,685
  • Price per foot $ 68.00
notes
The auction house signed a 8-year lease for the Midtown space at $68 per square foot.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 91 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 8,000
notes
The hospitality company signed a 5-year lease for the Flatiron space.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 462 Seventh Avenue
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 10,013
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The information technology consultant inked a 10-year lease for the Garment District location.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 747 Third Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,202
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The private equity firm signed a 5-year lease for the Midtown East location.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 747 Third Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 6,970
notes
The executive search firm inked a deal to renew its lease for the Midtown East space for an additional 5 years.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 747 Third Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,310
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The law firm inked a 10-year lease for the Midtown East building.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 209 East 48th Street
  • Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,416
  • Price $ 3,900,000
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The buyer secured the Midtown East property for $3.9 million.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 8 West 38th Street
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 11,200
  • Price per foot $ 49.00
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The fashion software firm inked a 4-year sublease for the Garment District building at $49 per square foot.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 100 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 16,244
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The software company inked a deal to expand its 7-year lease for the Flatiron building.
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09/22/2015
“I think we are in a little bit of a slowdown,” said Barbara Raskob, director of leasing at the Kaufman Organization...

04/01/2015
“His business model is really about ferreting out off-market transactions,” said Grant Greenspan, the head of brokerage at the Kaufman Organization, where Ash got his start in commercial real estate...

03/01/2015
Left: The William Kaufman Organization made five full floors at 437 Madison Avenue available at above Midtown’s average asking price last month...

10/31/2011
Last month, the landlord Kaufman Organization put the 32,000 square feet, on the eighth and ninth floors in the 305,000-square-foot building, on the market...

06/30/2011
"The activity for office space in the $40 to $50 per square foot range, or even less, is tepid, it's lukewarm," Grant Greenspan, a principal with landlord Kaufman Organization, said...

03/01/2011
Mike Kaufman -- partner at Kaufman Organization, which recently brokered deals on behalf of the video advertising firm Brightroll, as well as Apple -- said this time around, both landlords and the tech companies themselves seem to have learned a few lessons...

03/31/2010
Michael Kaufman, a partner at the Kaufman Organization, which owns or manages about 5 million square feet of property in the metro area, said landlords are looking for tenants that can improve the cachet of a building...

10/28/2009
"Until I see some actual hiring and expansion, I don’t see rents going up," said tenant and landlord representative broker Grant Greenspan, a principal with the Kaufman Organization, and head of its leasing division...