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    John Powers

    Senior vice president and New York regional manager
    Boston Properties
    599 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
    212.326.4000
    Website

    John Powers oversees the New York City and Princeton, N.J., operations of Boston Properties, the behemoth real estate investment trust that controls more than 50 million square feet of commercial space nationally, including such gems such as the General Motors Building and the Times Square Tower in Manhattan.

    Boston Properties square footage total for New York and Princeton ran to more than 11.5 million as of late February. Powers manages all aspects of the firms involvement with this (and future) space, including development (and redevelopment), leasing and building operations.

    Powers joined the firm in January 2014 after 10 years in a similar role at CBRE Inc.: There, he was chairman of that firms tri-state region. In 1986, he joined the Edward S. Gordon Company, which was subsequently absorbed by CBRE. Before that, Powers worked eight years at Swiss Bank Corp. (now UBS).

    Throughout his career, Powers has brokered millions of square feet of leasing deals throughout Manhattan. Interestingly enough, one of his biggest clients was Boston Properties. He helped the firm, in fact, lease up 399 Park Avenue, the old Lehman Brothers headquarters, during the latter years of the last decade.

    Powers earned a mathematics degree from St. Anselm College, and holds an economics masters and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. He also did graduate work in international economics in Geneva. -TA

    Boston Properties, Chairman
    599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 326-4000
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    Boston Properties, Senior vice president and New York regional manager
    599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 212.326.4000
    Owen Thomas is CEO of Boston Properties, one of the nations largest landlords...
    Boston Properties, President and Director
    599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 212.326.4000
    Douglas Linde has been a top executive at Boston Properties, one of the...
    Boston Properties, Senior Vice President for Property Management, New York Region
    599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 212.326.4000
    Thomas Hill grew up shadowing his father, who worked in New York City...
    Boston Properties, Senior Vice President for Leasing, New York Region
    599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, (212) 326-4000
    Andrew Levin handles leasing for the New York City-area buildings of Boston Properties,...
    Boston Properties, Real Estate Salesperson
    599 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1800, New York, NY, (212) 326-4000
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    Boston Properties, Real Estate Salesperson
    599 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1800, New York, NY, (212) 326-4001
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    Boston Properties, Real Estate Salesperson
    599 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1800, New York, NY, (212) 326-4002
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    Boston Properties Limited Partnership, Real Estate Salesperson
    599 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1800, New York, NY
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    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 510 Madison Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 11,500
    notes
    The hedge fund signed a new, 10-year lease to relocate from 529 Fifth Avenue.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 250 West 55th Street
    • Neighborhood Midtown West
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 217,028
    notes
    The law firm signed a 21-year lease for the third through 12th floors, the New York Post reported. The tenant has an option to renew for two additional 10-year terms.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 399 Park Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 111,728
    notes
    The former global investment arm of American International Group signed a 15-year lease to consolidate its offices from 70 Pine Street and 277 Park Avenue. When it relocates to the building's fourth floor and partial sixth floor late this summer, the company will be subleasing 72,647 square feet from Legg Mason through September 2017, after which the deal will become a direct lease with landlord Boston Properties. The remaining 39,081 square feet is a direct lease with the landlord.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name GM Building
    • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 25,000
    • Price per foot $ 130.00
    notes
    The Brazil-based bank signed a 15-year lease for space on the 50th floor.around
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 399 Park Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 141,000
    notes
    The global investment holding company inked a long-term lease on three full floors for its world headquarters. The firm, which previously occupied one full floor in the building, is relocating employees from other offices in the New York area.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 399 Park Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 60,000
    notes
    The commercial tenant-representation brokerage signed a lease for 11th-floor space. The company is relocating from a smaller, 40,000-square-foot space at 300 Park Avenue.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 399 Park Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 57,000
    notes
    The hedge fund signed a lease for sixth-floor space. The company is relocating from five floors at 535 Madison Avenue.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 399 Park Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 96,000
    notes
    The investment bank signed a 10-year lease to relocate its New York office. The company is moving from 245 Park Avenue.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 399 Park Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 13,300
    • Price per foot $ 80.00
    notes
    The private equity fund established by former Lehman Brothers bankers signed a four-year lease for part of the 15th floor.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 7 Times Sq
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 100,000
    notes
    The law firm inked a 15-year lease for the entire 39th, 40th and 41st floors as well as part of the third floor. The company is moving from 410 Park Avenue, its home of 37 years. It plans to occupy the space in mid-2009.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 708 Third Avenue
    • Neighborhood Grand Central
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 18,300
    • Publication Date 11/01/2008
    • Event Date 09/22/2008
    • Party 1 Merchants National Properties
    • Party 1 Brokerage Savills Studley
    • Party 1 Broker Daniel Horowitz, Jeffrey Peck
    • Party 2 Association of National Advertisers
    • Party 2 Brokerage CBRE
    • Party 2 Broker Sloane Rhulen, John Powers
    notes
    The advertising trade organization renewed its lease for the second, 32nd and 33rd floors, and expanded into floors 23 and 34.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 708 Third Avenue
    • Neighborhood Grand Central
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 18,301
    • Price per foot $ 70.00
    notes
    The advertising trade organization inked an expansion lease for the entire 34th floor and part of the 23rd floor, and renewed its lease for the 23rd floor and part of the second floor. The company plans to move in to the new space by the end of the year.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name Financial Square
    • Address 32 Old Slip
    • Neighborhood Financial District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 250,000
    notes
    The insurance firm inked a long-term lease. It is moving into some of the space immediately, and will occupy the rest in March 2007 following a custom build-out. The lease brings the building to more than 95 percent occupancy.
    • Event Sales
    • Address 545 Madison Avenue
    • Neighborhood Plaza District
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 140,000
    notes
    A 75-year ground lease was structured for the vacant building. LCOR and its partners intend to undertake a gut renovation of the property, with construction expected to begin in early 2007. Occupancy is slated for spring 2008. Price n/a.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Address 1540 Broadway
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 82,000
    notes
    The national law firm moved from 43,000 square feet at 380 Lexington Avenue to take an 82,000-square-foot block of space on floors 11 through 14. Asking rents are reportedly $50 per square foot on the 11th floor and $54 per square foot on floors 12 to 14.
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name Times Square Tower
    • Address 7 Times Square
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 26,000
    notes
    Aviation law firm to move from 685 Third Ave
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name Times Square Tower
    • Address 7 Times Square
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 50,000
    notes
    Law firm expands, moves from 120 West 45th St
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name Times Square Tower
    • Address 7 Times Square
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 138,000
    notes
    Law firm relocating from 65,000 square feet at 120 West 45th St
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name Times Square Tower
    • Address 7 Times Square
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 200,000
    notes
    Deal for Ann Taylor's corporate offices; reportedly not yet closed
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name Times Square Tower
    • Address 7 Times Square
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 85,468
    notes
    Law firm to relocate from 1675 Broadway
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name Times Square Tower
    • Address 7 Times Square
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 26,755
    notes
    Law firm expands to 246,000 sf in building
    • Event Office Leasing
    • Building Name Times Square Tower
    • Address 7 Times Square
    • Neighborhood Times Square
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 46,339
    notes
    NJ based law firm signs lease
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