Spotify subleases 69K SF at Silverstein’s 4 WTC to Rippling

Music service reducing office, after permanent work-from-home policy

Spotify Subleases Another 69K SF at Silverstein’s 4 WTC
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and 4 World Trade Center (Getty)

Spotify is starting the new year the same way it wrapped the old one: subleasing vast pockets of space at Silverstein Properties’ 4 World Trade Center.

Payroll management platform Rippling is the latest subletter, taking 69,000 square feet from Spotify at the Lower Manhattan tower, the Commercial Observer reported. Rippling will occupy the 59th and 60th floors of the building, after moving over from SJP Properties’ 470 Park Avenue South.

Colliers’ Sheena Gohil and Brian Given were among those representing Spotify in the sublease agreement, while JLL’s Kyle Riker and Justin Haber represented Rippling.

It’s unclear how much Rippling is paying for the sublease, but one doesn’t need to look far for a hint. Language learning company Duolingo subleased nearly 86,000 square feet from Spotify at 4 WTC at the end of last year. Duolingo is paying $62 per square foot, according to an SEC filing.

Sign Up for the undefined Newsletter

Between the two deals, Spotify is subleasing almost 155,000 square feet at 4 WTC, fulfilling a downsizing goal laid out in the spring. Spotify has been one of the tower’s largest tenants, occupying 564,000 square feet, but has been looking to cut down amid rounds of layoffs and a permanent work-from-home policy post-Covid.

Read more

Silverstein Properties' Larry Silverstein; 4 World Trade Center (Silverstein Properties, 4 World Trade Center, Getty)
New York
Spotify looks to sublease at Silverstein’s 4 WTC
Verizon Aims to Sublease Never-Filled Essex Crossing Offices
New York
Verizon lists sublease for never-occupied Essex Crossing offices
Manhattan Office Leasing Had Bright Spots in 2023
New York
Manhattan office leasing had some unexpected bright spots

Subleases remain an option for office tenants looking to reduce space without getting into a financial skirmish with their landlords. Last month, Verizon placed 143,000 square feet of raw space up for sublease at Essex Crossing, despite never occupying the space at 155 Delancey Street that it agreed to take back in 2021.

The availability rate in Manhattan remained at a record high at the end of the year, according to a report from Colliers. There’s 96.5 million square feet of office space available in the borough, despite leasing activity jumping 27 percent from the third quarter to the fourth.

Holden Walter-Warner

Recommended For You