Avison Young has been named exclusive leasing agent for 1140 Ave. of the Americas, a 245,864 square-foot office tower located at the corner of 44th Street and Sixth Avenue near Bryant Park. The property’s ownership, New York City REIT, paid $180 million to acquire it from a Blackstone affiliate in 2016.
The Avison Young team in charge of marketing, repositioning and leasing the building is led by principal Todd Korren, along with senior director Brooks Hauf, director Albert Wu, and associates Peter Johnson, Cole Chartash and Rob Nero.
“Our team put together a comprehensive strategy for activating and repositioning the asset, as well as a plan that will attract a wider pool of occupants and increase tenant retention,” said Korren. “We have assembled an outstanding team of Avison Young marketing and leasing professionals for this property, and are confident that this will be an enormously successful assignment when completed.”
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).
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