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Durst Secures New Lease and Expansion at 1155 A of A

Francisco Partners has signed a six-year lease for 11,000 square feet on the 28th floor of the Durst Organization’s 1155 Ave. of the Americas. The global investment firm is moving their offices from the nearby Grace Building.  

Simultaneously, Jenner & Block signed a 15-year lease for 5,600 square feet on the balance of the 28th floor. The law firm leased the four floors directly above last year and this expansion brings its footprint at the property to more than 72,000 square feet.  

The leases follow a $130-million capital improvement program at the 38-year-old property. Francisco Partners was represented by Newmark’s Eric Cagner. Jenner & Block was represented by CBRE’s Lewis Miller and Jason Gorman and Zachary Weil.   

The Durst Organization was represented in-house by EVP Tom Bow and SVP Rocco Romeo. Associate director Tanya Grimaldo also represented Durst on the Francisco Partners lease. 

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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 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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