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Consumer Reports will open its first Manhattan office at the Durst Organization's 675 Third Ave.

Consumer Reports Establishes Manhattan Presence with Durst Lease 

Consumer Reports has signed a two-year lease for 8,189 square feet at the Durst Organization’s 675 Third Ave. It will be the nonprofit’s first Manhattan location, and the new satellite office will serve to establish a presence in Midtown Manhattan. Consumer Reports is headquartered in Yonkers. 

675 Third is located at the northeast corner of 42nd Street and Third Avenue and convenient to Grand Central Terminal. The Durst Organization recently completed a capital improvement program.  

“675 is in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and provides Consumer Reports with a direct connection to their main office in Yonkers via Metro-North.,” said Jonathan Durst, president of The Durst Organization.  Soon, Long Island commuters will have direct access to Grand Central when the LIRR East Side Access project is completed later this year, creating more options for accessing Third Avenue and Midtown East.”  

Ownership was represented in-house by Lauren Ferrentino and Ashlea Aaron. 


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About Paul Bubny

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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