Newmark Knight Frank is pleased to announce that it has negotiated a renewal for 6,768 square feet of ground-floor retail space for Bank of America on the northwest corner of 75th Street and 1066 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. They have also maintained their additional 2,120 square feet of usable lower-level space. NKF Executive Managing Director Tom Citron and Associate Ethan Berenzweig represented the landlord, Patrician Associates, while CBRE represented the tenant.
“While other banks have started to reduce their square footage, Bank of America showed incredible foresight by electing to remain on the Upper East Side and investing in the retail submarket,” said Citron. “While the retail landscape on the Upper East Side has changed, it is still one of the wealthiest zip codes in the United States.”
Bank of America, one the nation’s leading financial institutions, is the exception to the recent trends howing similar firms leasing less space, by keeping nearly 7,000-square feet.The Upper East Side,despite seeinglittle leasing velocity in recent months, is stilla prominent neighborhood that features significant spending power.Located in a residential tower, the space is positioned in an ideal area for foot traffic, and is convenient to a number of different areas. The building is only steps way from a variety of restaurants, hotels and famous landmarks, including Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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