Cushman & Wakefield announced today that The Lanier Law Firm, a Houston-based law firm has renewed its lease and expanded in the Tower 56 office building, which is located at 125 East 56th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues. The Midtown Manhattan building recently completed a major capital improvement and renovation program, which features a new lobby and elevators, designed by award winning architect Moed de Armas & Shannon.

Lanier has renewed its lease for the entire 6th and 7th floors, which accounts for 12,147 square feet, and will expand on the entire 8th floor for an additional 6,076 square feet. The law firm, which has been a tenant in the building since 2004, will now occupy three contiguous floors totaling 18,223 square feet. This marks the second time Lanier has expanded in the building.

Cushman & Wakefield, led by Harry F. Blair and Sean Kearns are exclusive leasing agents on the building and represented the owner, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners in the transaction. Silvio Petrillo, Ben Friedland and Sam Seiler of CBRE represented the tenant.

“Tower 56 is a great fit for Lanier, evidenced by the law firm’s interest to expand for the second time in the building in nearly 10 years,” said Blair, a Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director. “The building continues to retain top-quality tenants such as Lanier and attract new tenants that are in search of high-quality space with a Plaza District address.”

Tower 56, a class-A, 185,000 square-foot building located in the Plaza District, provides turnkey solutions for smaller firms and continues to draw interest from the financial services tenants in the market. The Midtown Manhattan building is situated close to Grand Central Terminal and major subway lines.

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