Cohen Brothers Realty Corp. Appoints Cushman & Wakefield Exclusive Leasing Agent For 135 East 57th Street

Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation has appointed the firm as exclusive leasing agent for 135 East 57th Street, an office and retail tower located steps from Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Plaza District.

135 East 57th Street, situated on East 57th Street and Lexington Avenue, is a 340,000 square foot, 32-story granite clad building designed by the internationally renowned architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. The building, which has a classically inspired façade, features a two-story lobby designed by Parisian designer Jacques Garcia, reflecting the rich classical design from the exterior. The lobby is a distinctive mix of art and architecture. The building boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure, eight high-speed passenger elevators and highly trained building management and security personnel, with 24 hour, 7-day-a-week lobby attendance.

The building has virtually unobstructed floor space in four sizes: 17,885 sf, 13,260 sf, 12,972 sf and 7,255 sf. The configurations permit flexibility in furniture system designs, office layouts, and an extraordinary proportion of windowed space

A Cushman & Wakefield team of Robert A. B. Baraf, Robert C. Gallucci and Owen C. Hane, along with Kelli G. Mekles from the firm’s Strategic Agency Services group, will serve as exclusive leasing agents.

 “135 East 57th is a magnificent building, with high-quality space in one of the most desirable locations in Midtown Manhattan,” said Baraf, a Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director. “We look forward to working with ownership on this world-class building.”

135 East 57th Street is within walking distance of the city’s finest restaurants, shops and world-class hotels. The area is headquarters to some of the world’s largest corporations, such as Bloomberg, as well as respected banking houses, investment firms and Fortune 500 companies. The building offers unsurpassed access to public as well as private transportation.

Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation (CBRC) is a private real estate development and management firm with more than 50 years of success in New York and across the country. The firm has built a national reputation for developing and redeveloping premier properties in prime locations and operating them impeccably.