Global media giant snags Penn space
February 19, 2014

Global media giant Publicis Groupe has signed a 114,000 s/f lease at Vornado’s One Penn Plaza.

Ken Ruderman and Brad Wolk from Studley arranged the turn-key deal, which was initially crafted as a sublease between their client, Direct Brands, Inc. and the global media conglomerate.

As the deal gained momentum, owner Vornado Realty Trust helped cement the transaction by ultimately arranging an Assignment of Lease, meaning that Publicis assumes the terms of the five year lease from Direct Brands.Asking rents were in the $50′s per square foot.

“A transaction of this caliber, with such dynamic complexity, could not have been accomplished without the business savvy and financial acumen of many, so it was a true team effort of many professionals with a common goal,” said Ruderman, an executive vice president and co-branch manager with Studley.

“The deal was signed within 35 days of our client vacating their space and relocating to their new offices. Given the size of this transaction, it’s an outstanding achievement.”

Just after the first of the year, Direct Brands, Inc., relocated their operations to almost 30,000 s/f at 2 Park Avenue, in another deal negotiated by Ruderman along with Studley’s assistant directors,Gabriel Marans and Peter Cipriano.

Global media giant snags Penn space

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