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80 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood is known as the Bankers Trust Company Building

Global Marketing Agency CSM Establishes First Manhattan Office in Chelsea

CSM Sport and Entertainment, a global integrated marketing and brand experience agency, has signed a three-year lease for 11,940 square feet at GFP Real Estate’s 80 Eighth Ave in Chelsea. The new space will be used for general and administrative offices by CSM, which has more than 1,000 employees in 25 locations worldwide and is setting up shop in New York for the first time. 

Sean Hoffman, formerly of Savills, represented CSM in leasing negotiations. Matthew Mandell of GFP Real Estate represented ownership. 

“80 Eighth Ave. has long attracted tech and creative firms looking for offices with an industrial look and feel, that want to be near other tech giants like Google and Facebook,” said Mandell.  “It’s the perfect location for CSM to set up its first offices in the city.” 

Built in 1929, 80 Eighth Ave. has long been known as the Bankers Trust Company Building.  


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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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