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Asset manager abrdn has become the first tenant at Forum at 875 Third, leasing one of four prebuilt office spaces at the Midtown Manhattan skyscraper

Scotland-Based Asset Manager Becomes First Tenant at 875 Third Ave.’s Forum

JLL said that Scotland-based global investment company abrdn has become the first tenant of Forum at 875 Third in Global Holdings Management Group’s Class A Midtown East tower at 875 Third Ave. Formerly Standard Life Aberdeen and the largest active asset manager in the UK, abrdn will occupy an entire 6,800-square-foot suite within Forum at 875 Third.

Forum at 875 Third offers flexible leases for four pre-built spaces ranging in size from 4,800 to 6,800 square feet square feet, all opening into a 6,000-square-foot central amenity space available only to tenants on the floor. The amenity space features lounge seating, conference facilities, huddle rooms, recreation areas and a pantry.

A JLL leasing team led by vice chairman Paul N. Glickman and SVP Diana L. Biasotti represented Global Holdings in the arbdn lease and is marketing the space with flexible leasing terms and exclusivity. Global Holdings was represented in-house by SVP and director of leasing Craig Panzirer. The tenant was represented by JLL executive managing director Christine Colley, VP Kristen E. Morgan, and associate Harrison G. Potter.


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