CBRE arranged the first new lease at 441 Ninth Ave., the 700,000-square-foot Far West Side office tower, since CommonWealth Partners acquired the property in December for $1.033 billion. Digital asset and crypto technology firm Fireblocks inked a 10,000-square-foot lease for new pre-built space on the 15th floor of the property.
CBRE’s Evan Haskell leads the team spearheading leasing at 441 Ninth on behalf of CommonWealth Partners. The CBRE team of Rocco Laginestra and Rob Wizenberg represented Fireblocks.
“441 Ninth Ave. is one of the city’s most advanced office towers and one of only four office buildings in NYC that have achieved LEED Platinum status,” said Haskell. “The building is a beacon for wellness and sustainability, with advanced air filtration, multiple outdoor spaces, and exceptional light and views.”
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).