Iconic tower now 37 percent leased more than two years ahead of
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2018--
SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG), New York City’s largest office
landlord, today announced that The Carlyle Group, a global alternative
asset manager, has signed a 15-year lease for 94,367 square feet on
floors 36-38 at One Vanderbilt Avenue, the 1,401-foot office tower set
to redefine the New York City skyline in East Midtown. One Vanderbilt is
now 37 percent leased, meeting SL Green’s end-of-year leasing goal five
The Carlyle Group joins a distinguished roster of top-tier finance,
banking and law firms that have committed to One Vanderbilt more than
two years ahead of its planned 2020 opening. Other tenants previously
announced at the building include: TD Bank with approximately 200,000
square feet of office space; one of the nation’s largest law firms,
Greenberg Traurig; leading international law firm McDermott Will &
Emery; and global German financial firms DZ and DVB Banks. Award-winning
chef Daniel Boulud has partnered with SL Green to create a premier
restaurant experience in the building.
“We’re very proud to welcome The Carlyle Group, one of the most
distinguished private equity firms, to One Vanderbilt. Carlyle’s
decision to locate their primary New York City offices at this
world-class building reaffirms our belief in East Midtown as the city’s
premier business destination,” saidMarc Holliday, Chief Executive
Officer of SL Green. “With construction ahead of schedule and our
annual leasing targets already met, One Vanderbilt is on track for a
successful opening in 2020.”
“One Vanderbilt is a state-of-the art, amenity-driven building in the
heart of Midtown that will provide a welcoming and productive
environment for our employees,” said Christopher Finn, Global Head of
Operations atThe Carlyle Group. “We look forward to a long
and fruitful partnership with SL Green and appreciate the work of our
advisors in structuring this long-term lease.”
Earlier this year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized
One Vanderbilt and its architecture firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Associates, with the prestigious AIA NY Merit Award in Urban Design.
This month, SL Green announced that One Vanderbilt construction is five
weeks ahead of its projected Q3 2020 completion, with construction
velocity increasing each day. Since SL Green broke ground on the
1,401-foot building in 2016, the super structure has risen 34 stories
and is expected to reach a height of 55 floors by the end of 2018.
Encompassing an entire city block, the building is bounded by Madison
and Vanderbilt Avenues to the west and east, and East 43rd and East 42nd
Streets to the north and south. Expected to achieve both LEED Gold under
version 4.0 and WELL certification, the trophy tower will feature
floor-to-ceiling slab heights ranging from 14'6" to 24', column-free
floor plates, stunning 360-degree views through floor-to-ceiling windows
and best-in-class infrastructure. Anchoring the modernization of East
Midtown, One Vanderbilt will provide tenants with a combination of
amenities unrivaled in New York City, including a 30,000-square-foot
tenant-only amenity floor with large format meeting spaces, club style
lounge and extraordinary outdoor terrace. Immediately adjacent to Grand
Central Terminal, the building will create direct connections to the
surrounding transit network. SL Green is investing an unprecedented $220
million in private funds to upgrade the transit system.
Greg Lubar, Steven Rotter, Joseph Messina, Steven Spartin, Jessica
Berkey and Andrew Lutzer of JLL represented The Carlyle Group in the
transaction, and Robert Alexander, Ryan Alexander, Sarah Pontius and
Emily Jones of CBRE represented the landlord.
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp., an S&P 500 company and New York City's largest
office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or
REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing
value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of June 30, 2018, SL Green
held interests in 116 Manhattan buildings totaling 49.3 million square
feet. This included ownership interests in 28.3 million square feet of
Manhattan buildings and debt and preferred equity investments secured by
21.1 million square feet of buildings. In addition, SL Green held
ownership interests in 21 suburban buildings totaling 2.9 million square
feet in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and Connecticut.
About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) is a global alternative asset manager with
$201 billion of assets under management across 324 investment vehicles
as of March 31, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create
value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real
Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia,
Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America.
Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace,
defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial
services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business
services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle
Group employs more than 1,575 people in 31 offices across six continents.
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