Cushman & Wakefield announced today that RXR Realty has appointed the real estate firm as exclusive leasing agent for the office portion of the iconic 75 Rockefeller Plaza, located in Rockefeller Center in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
A Cushman & Wakefield team led by Bruce Mosler, Chairman of Global Brokerage, Tara Stacom, Executive Vice Chairman, Mikael Nahmias, Senior Managing Director, Ethan Silverstein, Director, and Peter Alden, Senior Associate, will serve as exclusive leasing agent on the building.
RXR Realty plans to complete a major capital improvement and renovation program. The comprehensive program will feature a new, modernized lobby and elevator cabs, and state-of-the-art building systems, along with added amenities including outdoor areas and green space, designed by the award winning architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Construction is planned to commence in July 2014 and completed and ready for occupancy by fall 2015.
“We look forward to working closely with RXR Realty on bringing a newly renovated and rebranded, state-of-the-art, trophy building to Midtown Manhattan,” said Mosler. “We’re excited to be involved in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and delighted to work with RXR to reintroduce this iconic building to the market.”
“The concept to build a brand new building within an existing shell is unique in its approach as it allows 75 Rockefeller Plaza to be restored with all of the 21st century office attributes while preserving its distinct characteristic as a Rockefeller Center landmark,” said Stacom.
When completed, the renovated building, with its classic limestone façade and a fully modernized interior, will feature over 620,000 square-feet of available office space and be tantamount to the first delivery of new construction in Rockefeller Center since 1947.
Originally named the Esso Building, the 33-story 75 Rockefeller Plaza was constructed in 1947 and stands at the north end of Rockefeller Plaza, bookending a classic corridor that includes 30 Rock, the International Building, the Shopping Concourse, and skating rink. Home to the annual Christmas Tree lighting, Rockefeller Center is a globally recognized address in the highest-performing office market in New York City.