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Landlord offers 10 rent-free months to keep one Manhattan office tenant


New York landlords appear to be going to great lengths to keep office tenants now that the economic crisis is in full swing. Vornado Realty Trust, a New York-based real estate investment trust, was so concerned that one tenant would move out of a floor it occupied in the 57-floor One Penn Plaza building that it offered 10 free months rent, The New York Observer reported Feb. 3.

This happened back in September, the same month Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. I imagine that the deteriorating economy has made landlords even more accommodating to keep tenants from moving to less expensive buildings in Brooklyn and New Jersey.


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