Siguler Guff Takes 44K SF at MetLife Building

Private equity firm Siguler Guff inked a deal for 44,000 square feet in the MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue, according to a spokesman for the Midtown East property’s minority landlord, Tishman Speyer.

Siguler Guff signed an 11-year lease for the entire 23rd floor of the 58-story building between East 44th and East 45th Streets, as per the spokesman for Tishman Speyer, which brokered the deal for the landlords. Irvine Company has increased its stake in the building to 97.3 since its initial investment in 2005, as Bloomberg previously reported.

Asking rent in the deal was not immediately clear, but the average asking rent in the building is $92 to $112 per square feet, according to CoStar Group.

Philip Sprayregen of Sprayregen Real Estate Advisors represented Siguler Guff in the deal while Jerry Speyer of Tishman Speyer handled it for the landlords, as per CoStar. Sprayregen did not respond to requests for comment.

Siguler Guff currently occupies a 20,000-square-foot office at 825 Third Avenue, which it leased in 2011. It’s unclear if the firm is relocating to the MetLife building or opening a new office. A spokeswoman for Siguler Guff did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The firm will join CBRE, Citibank and Merrill Lynch in the MetLife Building.

source https://commercialobserver.com/2018/08/siguler-guff-takes-44k-sf-at-metlife-building/