The ownership of 575 Lexington Ave., led by George Comfort & Sons, has signed Hertz Herson CPA LLP to a new 12-year, 9,763 square-foot lease at the class-A office tower in Midtown Manhattan’s Plaza District.
Founded in New York City in 1931, Hertz Herson is an accounting and consulting firm. The tenant will move from 477 Madison Ave. to the entire 34th floor of 575 Lexington in the fourth quarter of this year.
Ownership of 575 Lexington is comprised of a joint venture that includes George Comfort & Sons, Angelo, Gordon & Co. and one of several funds advised by CREM, a subsidiary of Columbia Property Trust. Notable tenants include Cornell University, Lively Group and Warshaw Burstein.
Hertz Herson was represented by CBRE’s Michael Wellen and Stephen Siegel. Ownership was represented by Newmark’s Ben Shapiro, Alex Leopold, Michael Shenfeld and David Falk.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).