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Pilecki Institute Signs with Thor Equities for First U.S. Location

Thor Equities Group secured a long-term lease with The Pilecki Institute for 35,000 square feet at 88 Greenwich St. in Downtown Manhattan, marking the Institute’s first location outside of Europe. The Pilecki Institute, a research and cultural institution founded in 2016, works to preserve the remembrance, documentation and research of the historical experiences of Polish citizens.

“The Pilecki Institute’s decision to open at 88 Greenwich is a testament to the building’s excellent location and underscores the importance of having a presence in the New York City market,” said Melissa Gliatta, COO of Thor Equities Group. “We are pleased to welcome them to their new home and support their important mission.”

Regular Coffee has also signed a long term lease at 88 Greenwich and is planning to open early this year in a 1,500-square-foot space. Other tenants at the property include 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts. 

To kick off 2024, Thor announced multiple development milestones across its industrial portfolio. In late 2023, Thor Equities Group announced the sale of assets in Austin and Chicago, the appointment of a new EVP to lead the firm’s data center division, and completion of several leases.


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