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General Motors Building

767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Website
Office, Retail, Leasing/Rental

The General Motors Building is a 50-story office tower located at 767 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, at the southeastern tip of Central Park. The white marble-clad skyscraper was designed Edward Durell Stone & Associates with Emery Roth & Sons and completed in 1968. It occupies a full city block, bounded by Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, 59th and 58th Streets. As of September 2015, it hosted one of worlds most trafficked retail shops in its basement, the Apple Store, which shoppers enter through a 32-foot glass cube via a spiral staircase. The GM building contains 1.7 million rentable square feet. Its tenants have included cosmetics firm Estee Lauder and law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Since its namesake tenant, General Motors, sold the building in 1982, in has changed hands several times. Donald Trump and insurance company Conesco purchased it for $878 million in 1998. In 2004, New York-based real estate developer Harry Macklowe bought the building from Trump for $1.4 billion. He was forced to sell it in 2008, due to a credit squeeze, for $2.8 billion, to rival developer Boston Properties. As of 2015, Boston Properties owned the building in partnership with Chinese property tycoon Zhang Xin, and the Safra banking family. -TA

  • Year Built 1968
  • square feet 1,824,820
  • block and lot 1-01294-0001
  • BIN 1036082

11/01/17
...particularly large loans – the $2.3 billion refinancing of the General Motors Building and the $1.2 billion provided for 245 Park Avenue – lending would be down on the quarter...

10/30/17
...Harry Macklowe in a 2003 bid to buy the General Motors Building — and ultimately dropping a lawsuit against Macklowe — he still refused to accept that he...

09/26/17
...pugnacious investor who at one time controlled the General Motors Building, led the development of the complex. His family continues to own it today, though...

09/06/17
...gains taxes related to the 2008 sale of the General Motors building for $2.9 billion. Teitler told the newspaper "these types of gains are never actually realized...

08/25/17
...apparel maker's new 53,000-square-foot flagship store in the General Motors Building at 767 Fifth Avenue, once home to FAO Schwarz, would be “the greatest retail store...

08/14/17
...office developer and a partial owner of the General Motors Building. The six-story building is across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral and adjacent to...

08/02/17
...Estée Lauder, Owen Thomas and General Motors Building (Credit: Macklowe Properties) Estée Lauder signed a lease renewal for 220,000 square feet at...

07/19/17
...package led by Morgan Stanley at Boston Properties’ General Motors Building,  and the $1 billion package Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley provided Crown Acquisitions...

07/17/17
...By comparison, net operating income at Boston Properties’ General Motors Building was recently calculated at $227.3 million and $184.3 million by lender Morgan Stanley and Fitch, respectively...

07/13/17
...The General Motors Building and Mort Zuckerman (Credit: Getty Images) Harry Macklowe may not want to look at...

06/07/17
...office developer and a partial owner of the General Motors Building — is waging war against an exiled Chinese billionaire in New York. The company filed...

05/05/17
...of office properties, including trophies such as the General Motors Building, has a current market capitalization of about $19.38 billion. Barrack’s not the first big...

04/26/17
...General Motors Building and Owen Thomas Boston Properties has reached a deal to refinance the GM Building...

04/20/17
...Apple's store outside the General Motors Building Apple’s iconic glass cube outside the General Motors Building is coming down temporarily...

03/28/17
...negotiated a buyout with Boston Properties at the General Motors Building on its 40,000-square-foot lease, which had about three or four years remaining on it...

03/21/17
...plan to move up Fifth Avenue to the General Motors Building and is instead relocating to Sixth Avenue. The subsidiary of Germany’s Bank Berenberg...

02/10/17
...the full, 40,000-square-foot 33rd Floor at Boston Properties’ General Motors Building, sources told The Real Deal. Asking rents at the white marble-clad tower overlooking Central...

02/01/17
...expanding to more than 77,000 square feet at the General Motors building, Boston Properties president Doug Linde announced on the company’s earnings call Wednesday. "They...

12/27/16
...FAO Schwarz space at the base of the General Motors Building, but was edged out by swift-moving competitor Under Armour. 2) Under Armour, 767 Fifth Avenue: $30 million...

12/21/16
...the Apple cube to the base of the General Motors Building in 2006. Now, 10 years later, the GM Building’s neighbors have a similar idea, but...

12/03/16
...C., the Museum of Modern Art and the General Motors Building. But this modernist home in Lloyd Harbor may be one of his most interesting...

11/30/16
...negotiated for FAO Schwarz's former space at the General Motors Building, but competitor Under Armour ultimately scooped up the space. Cushman & Wakefield's Joanne Podell...

11/29/16
...China, whose family has a stake in the General Motors Building, also expressed concern. “The prices are very high right now,” she told the Journal...

09/29/16
...million square feet of development is ongoing. The General Motors Building at 767 Fifth Avenue, the country's most valuable office building, was valued at $3.4 billion in...

09/27/16
...leased 53,000 square feet at the base of the General Motors Building, one of the most coveted retail locations in the city. Giuliani has remained a...
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 45,000
  • Publication Date 03/01/2017
  • Event Date 01/15/2017
  • Party 1 Boston Properties
  • Party 2 Apple
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The tech giant signed a lease, expanding below its famous glass box store.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 53,000
notes
The athletic apparel company signed a lease in the old FAO Schwartz space.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 20,483
  • Price per foot $ 120.00
notes
The firm signed an early renewal lease.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 624 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,742
notes
The jewelry tenant signed a lease.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Grand Central
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 400,000
notes
The law firm signed a 15-year-lease renewal to occupy 10 floors at the General Motors Building.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 38,100
notes
The grain trading firm signed a short-term sublease and extended the agreement long-term with the landlord for the entire 15th floor.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 38,100
notes
The investment firm subleased the entire 16th floor of the Boston Properties-owned General Motors Building.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 1,400,000,000
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 66,465
notes
The toy retailer signed a five-year lease renewal for its three-floor space at the GM Building.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 2,500
notes
The home builder signed a lease renewal on the 46th floor of the General Motors Building.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,270
notes
The investment firm signed a five-year lease renewal for the entire 18th floor.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 40,000
  • Publication Date 05/01/2010
  • Event Date 03/22/2010
  • Party 1 Boston Properties
  • Party 1 Brokerage CBRE
  • Party 2 Perella Weinberg Partners
notes
The financial services firm signed a lease for the entire 10th floor, adding to its existing space on the building's fourth and fifth floors.
  • 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
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 114,300
notes
The car maker signed a 10-year lease renewal for the 14th through 16th floors. The lease includes a clause that prevents the tower from being renamed after another automobile maker, should one rent there.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,900,000
  • Price $ 2,800,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 1,473.68
notes
The tower sold for $2.8 billion, or about $1,474 per square foot. The deal broke the record for the highest price ever paid for a single office building, previously held by Kushner Companies' $1.8 billion purchase last year of 666 Fifth Avenue. Macklowe Properties sold the GM Building to help pay off overdue short-term debt on the seven Midtown office buildings Macklowe bought in a highly leveraged deal last year. Macklowe purchased the trophy tower for $1.4 billion in 2003. Boston Properties acquired a 60 percent stake in the GM Building, paying around $890 million in cash and assuming the $1.9 billion in debt, due to mature in 2017. The Boston Properties-led group also paid around $1.1 billion for three other Macklowe office properties in Manhattan (see below).
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 2,000,000
  • Price $ 3,000,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 1,500.00
notes
Macklowe bought out the interest of his partner Jamestown for an undisclosed price, gaining sole ownership of the building for the first time. The building is now valued at approximately $3 billion.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 22,000
  • Price per foot $ 120.00
notes
The hedge fund, which has $4 billion in assets under management, signed a lease for space on the 13th floor. The fund relocated from 9,500 square feet at 712 Fifth Avenue.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 21,903
notes
Investment firm relocated from 712 Fifth Avenue to take space on the northeast corner of the 13th floor.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 14,251
notes
Technology firm took space on the northeast corner of the 45th floor.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 24,000
notes
Real estate development and management company moves its headquarters to the 21st floor of the building, which it acquired two years ago. The firm had been headquartered at Metropolitan Tower.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 10,000
  • Publication Date 01/01/2006
  • Event Date 11/22/2005
  • Party 2 Sandy Weill
notes
Citigroup chairman takes space, possibly for a private firm he might launch after he retires from the company in April 2006.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 7,500
notes
Bank takes retail space on the Madison Avenue side of the building.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 26,000
  • Publication Date 08/01/2005
  • Event Date 06/22/2005
  • Party 1 Brokerage CBRE
  • Party 2 Glenview Capital
  • Party 2 Brokerage CBRE
notes
Hedge fund moves from 399 Park Ave
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,800
  • Publication Date 08/01/2005
  • Event Date 06/22/2005
  • Party 1 Macklowe Properties, Jamestown
  • Party 1 Brokerage in-house
  • Party 1 Broker Billy Macklowe
  • Party 2 Porsche Designs
  • Party 2 Brokerage Isaacs & Company
  • Party 2 Broker Joel Isaacs
notes
Flagship will be first tenant in the expanded, two-story glass retail space
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name GM Building
  • Address 767 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 35,000
notes
Firm is scheduled to move in October 2005
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