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MediaCo Holding, Inc., owner of New York radio stations HOT 97 and WBLS, has leased 25,000 square feet of office and studio space at 48 W. 25th St. in Manhattan

Parent of WBLS and HOT 97 Radio Stations Leases Office, Studio Space with Savanna

Savanna, a New York City-based real estate investment manager, owner/operator and developer, secured a new 25,000-square-foot, long-term lease at 48 W. 25th St. with MediaCo Holding, Inc., owner of New York radio stations HOT 97 and WBLS. 

The 16-year, eight-month lease comprises the entire second and third floors, as well as the partial basement and ground floors of the building. In addition to housing MediaCo’s offices, the space will also serve as the new broadcast studio and headquarters for HOT 97 and WBLS, the renowned New York Hip Hop and R&B radio stations.  

Located in the Madison Square Park submarket of Manhattan, 48 W. 25th St. is a 12-story, 127,130-square-foot building which Savanna acquired in 2018 and began renovating in 2019. 

Savanna was represented by Ethan Silverstein, Theodora Livadiotis and Bruce Mosler with Cushman & Wakefield. MediaCo was represented by Anthony LoPresti, also with Cushman & Wakefield. 


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