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Latham & Watkins Heads West to Sixth Ave.

Latham & Watkins is relocating its New York offices to the Rockefeller Group’s 1271 Ave. of the Americas. Currently located at 885 Third Ave., the global law firm will occupy 10 floors totaling 407,000 square feet at 1271 Sixth Ave. beginning in 2020.

Latham & Watkins’ Michèle Penzer said many factors went into relocating the firm’s largest office, including its central Midtown location, “architectural significance and top-quality renovations, coupled with the opportunity to design a new office.”

Rockefeller Group’s New York head of leasing, SVP Ed Guiltinan, called Latham & Watkins “a preeminent and highly respected global law firm,” and “an outstanding addition to the building’s impressive tenant roster.”

The tenant was represented by CBRE’s Scott Gamber and Craig Reicher. A separate CBRE team of Mary Ann Tighe, Howard Fiddle, John Maher, Sarah Pontius, Evan Haskell and Dave Caperna represented ownership, along with Rockefeller Group’s Guiltinan and Jennifer Stein.

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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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