Sony taps CBRE’s Mary Ann Tighe to find new home

Mary Ann Tighe and 550 Madison Avenue
Mary Ann Tighe and 550 Madison Avenue

Sony is hunting for a slightly smaller home now that Joseph Chetrit has plunked down $1.1 billion to buy its headquarters at 550 Madison Avenue, the New York Post reported.

The Japan-based entertainment giant has hired CBRE’s Mary Ann Tighe and partner, Gregory Tosko, to lock down 550,000 square feet of space; its Madison Avenue headquarters is 850,000 square feet.

Tighe also represents 4 World Trade Center, which has enough room to house Sony. Other locations on the table: 1 World Trade Center, Brookfield Place at 225 Liberty Street1 Madison Avenue and 11 Madison Avenue, according to the Post.

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The search is not restricted to any area, sources told the newspaper, and the company is looking “everywhere.” Tighe and Tosko declined comment through a company spokesman to the Post.

Sony is leasing back 550 Madison Avenue until 2015, giving it time to find and outfit a new home.  [NYP]Christopher Cameron