Financial Firm Leases LEED Platinum Pre-Built on 42nd Floor of Empire State Building

The Empire State Building’s pre-built green office suites continue to be popular; the tower’s most recent deal is for a 4000-square-foot LEED Platinum-candidate space on the 42nd floor.

Empire State Building Green Leasing

Malkin Holdings has announced that BroadRiver Asset Management, an investment management and advisory firm, has leased a 4000-square-foot pre-built office suite on the 42nd floor of the Empire State Building. The space is one of the numerous pre-built suites that have been constructed in connection with W&H Properties’ ongoing $550 million green retrofit effort at the iconic tower. This particular suite is a candidate for LEED-CI Platinum from USGBC. BroadRiver will be relocating into the space from 590 Madison Avenue sometime in April; it’s unclear whether the firm intends to proceed with an application for formal LEED Platinum certification from USGBC for its new space.

Regardless, each LEED-candidate pre-built suite at the Empire State Building features EnergyStar-rated appliances, tenant-controlled HVAC systems, recycled-content and reclaimed interior finishes, natural daylighting, submetered electricity, and the building’s spectacular Manhattan views. According to Fred Posniak, senior vice president at Malkin Holdings, the deal “reflects not only the growing interest in the Empire State Building among financial service firms, but also the rising demand for sustainability and energy-efficiency, for which the building and our pre-built suites are well known.”

We’ve followed the Empire State Building’s green transformation and LEED-EB:OM Gold aspirations closely here at gbNYC; as you may recall, earlier this month, we noted four other pre-built deals in the tower that Malkin closed with Turkish Airlines, the Aberleen Group, X5 Music Group, and Napoli Bern Ripka LLP totaling 15,000 total square feet between the 53rd and 75th floors.

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One Response to Financial Firm Leases LEED Platinum Pre-Built on 42nd Floor of Empire State Building

  1. Code Green Solutions Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    Kudos to the ESB team for having the foresight to initiate and execute their sustainability plan. From their work on window insulation to more efficient HVAC, ownership is now being rewarded not only with lower energy bills, but tenants like this as well as LinkedIn. Great stuff, and something that we’re sure will be replicated throughout the country. Our firm Code Green Solutions is in another Malkin Properties building, 1333 Broadway, and recently achieved LEED Platinum.

    Its great to see this progress happening in the heart of Manhattan.

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