The Commercial Observer also reported the Regus story. Check out their version below.
By Gus Delaporte 8/01 12:15pm
Office space provider Regus has signed a long-term, 30,000-square-foot lease on the fourth and fifth floors at 104 West 40th Street, continuing the company’s aggressive expansion in New York.
“We’re really looking to expand on the west side of Manhattan, filling in the dots of where we aren’t,” Grant Greenberg, spokesman, told The Commercial Observer, adding that an exact opening date has not been nailed down but late 2013 or early 2014 is likely.
Regus will pay in the mid-$40s per square foot for the space, according to data fromCompStak. The building’s landlord,Princeton International Properties, was represented by Paul Amrich, Neil King andMichael Movshovich of CBRE, according toThe Real Deal, which first reported the Regus lease yesterday.
As reported by The Commercial Observer, Princeton International Properties acquired 104 West 40th Street from Savanna for just over $100 million late last year. Mr. Amrich and his team were retained to market the building at the time, having worked with three different owners of the property.
Regus has been rapidly snapping up space in New York in recent months. In July, the companysinged a 10-year, 23,000-square-foot lease on the 15th floor at Savanna’s 31 Penn Plaza.
It is expected that the company, with 85 locations in the New York City area, will continue to expand.
“I think we are continuing to see demand and we are continuing to see the way people work change,” Mr. Greenberg noted.