Gay Men's Health Crisis Relocating in Manhattan
August 23, 2010
By: Andrew Deichler

 Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), a world leader in HIV/AIDS prevention services, is relocating its headquarters. The nonprofit signed a 15-year, 166,479-square-foot sublease with WNET at 450 W 33rd St. in Midtown Manhattan. Occupancy is slated for 2011. ...

... GMHC has been looking at potential relocation sites for the past two years. The move is an expansion for the organization, which currently occupies 150,000 square feet at 119 W 24th St. GMHC said in a statement that renewing its current lease, due to expire at the end of the year, would have led to a 33% increase in annual occupancy expenses. ...

... In addition to continuing to provide meals, legal and mental health services, housing support, vocational training and case management to HIV-positive clients, GMHC is also expanding services for high-risk HIV-negative clients. The nonprofit is planning a separate Prevention and Wellness Center that will provide education, support and testing for HIV-negative clients. GMHC serves more than 15,000 people annually.

Cushman & Wakefield brokers Arthur Mirante, Carri Lyon, Robert Baraf, Mark Mandell and John Peters represented GMHC in negotiations, along with Ed Donnery, Nicole Adams and Maureen Kelly of the firm's consulting group and Janice Stanton of the investment analytics branch. David Valdez, chairman of GMHC's Real Estate Committee, led the relocation effort for the organization. Ira Schuman and David Dusek of Studley represented WNET.  ...

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