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Branding Agency Finds Plaza District Space a Perfect Fit 

GFP Real Estate, LLC said that QNY Creative, an award-winning branding agency, has signed a seven-year lease for 3,964 square feet of office space at 515 Madison Ave. in Manhattan’s Plaza District.  The tenant provides services that range from brand development, packaging and web design to content strategy, search engine marketing and community management.   

“515 Madison has open-floor plans paired with oversized windows overlooking the Empire State Building, a perfect fit for creative firms like QNY, which also liked that ownership is located within the building,” said Martin McGrath, senior managing director of GFP Real Estate.  

McGrath and Newmark’s William Grover of Newmark represented the landlord. Diego Rodino di Miglione, Ricky Ryan and Richard Nocom of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant.  

Built in 1932 and known as the DuMont Building, 515 Madison is a 42-story, 370,000-square-foot building designed by John H. Carpenter.  


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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 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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