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MAYER BROWN TO MOVE NYC OFFICE TO 1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS


(The following press release from The Rockefeller Group was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.)

MAYER BROWN LLP TO RELOCATE TO 1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER WITH COMPLETION OF 187,000-SQ.-FT. LEASE

- Second major lease in as many months brings new leasing activity at 1221 Avenue of the Americas to 282,648 square feet

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 – The Rockefeller Group today announced the completion of a 187,000-square-foot lease with Mayer Brown LLP at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, the iconic 50-story office tower anchoring the western border of Rockefeller Center between West 48th and West 49th Streets.

Mayer Brown, a leading global legal services firm with a presence throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, signed a long-term lease for the entire 11th through 14th floors of 1221 Avenue of the Americas. The firm, which has more than 200 lawyers in its New York office, will relocate to the building in late 2014.

Richard Spehr, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s New York office, said, “We are thrilled with our impending move to 1221 Avenue of the Americas. Our new space in this premier building will be designed to serve the needs of our global clients for years to come.”

The tenant was represented by CBRE brokerage professionals Bob Flippin, Andrew Sussman, Anthony Dattoma and Lauren Crowley. The Rockefeller Group was represented by an in-house team led by Edward J. Guiltinan, Sr., along with a Cushman & Wakefield brokerage team led by Executive Vice Chairman John Cefaly.

The lease brings total new leases at 1221 Avenue of the Americas in 2013 to 282,648 square feet. New leases and renewals in the building have totaled 817,000 square feet since mid-2011. Approximately 400,000 square feet of office space is available at the building.

“We are pleased that Mayer Brown elected to relocate to 1221 Avenue of the Americas,” said Mr. Guiltinan, vice president and head of leasing in New York for The Rockefeller Group. “We’re encouraged by the strong demand for the remaining available space in the building, as tenants in the market recognize the outstanding location, efficiency, amenities, prominence and overall desirability that 1221 offers.”

Designed by Harrison Abramovitz & Harris, 1221 Avenue of the Americas was designed as one of four buildings constituting the modern expansion of Rockefeller Center on the west side of Sixth Avenue. The building is distinguished by its large, efficient floor plates and its expansive open-air plazas that surround the building on all four sides. It is interconnected through a concourse level to all of Rockefeller Center and seven subway lines. The class-A building totals approximately 2.5 million square feet, and is among the largest buildings in Manhattan to achieve LEED®-EB certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

(rml) NY

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