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McKissack & McKissack is relocating its headquarters to 498 Seventh Ave.

McKissack & McKissack to Relocate Headquarters to Seventh Avenue 

George Comfort & Sons has signed McKissack & McKissack to a headquarters lease at the reimagined 498 Seventh Ave. office tower in Midtown Manhattan. Under the 10-year-plus lease, the firm will occupy 14,000 square feet, relocating from 1001 Ave. of the Americas by the first quarter of 2023. 

A family-owned business for more than 117 years, McKissack is reportedly the oldest minority/women-owned professional design and construction firm in the U.S. “Like so many leading firms, McKissack was drawn to the improvements we’ve made to create a touchless experience for our tenants, along with the tower’s expansive floor plates, natural light and convenient Midtown location,” said George Comfort & Sons president and CEO Peter S. Duncan.   

Andrew Conrad and Matt Coudert represented George Comfort & Sons in-house, while Savills’ Erik Schmall and Scott Weiss represented the tenant. George Comfort & Sons owns 498 Seventh with Loeb Partners Realty and JR AMC. 

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