Billy Macklowe Taps Konsker and the Gang at 636 A of A

636 avenue of the americas Billy Macklowe Taps Konsker and the Gang at 636 A of AOnly two months after their defection from Cushman & Wakefield, the powerhouse brokerage team at Jones Lang LaSalle led by Mitchell Konsker announced this week that they had snagged leasing duties for William Macklowe‘s 636 Avenue of the Americas office building.

Mr. Konsker, who has assisted with leasing at many of Mr. Macklowe’s other buildings, including 140 East 45th Street and 340 Madison Avenue, will be overseeing the assignment alongside longtime partner Matthew Astrachan, vice president Jonathan Tootell and associate Matthew Ginberg.

Partnering with ING Clarion Partners, Mr. Macklowe has already begun a repositioning of the 90,000-square-foot building that will include restoration of the façade’s historical architecture. When the renovations are complete, Mr. Konsker said, the Flatiron District building will stand as one of the city’s most vaunted boutique office offerings.

“Ownership is committed to making a substantial investment in 636 Avenue of the Americas,” he said. “The building will offer a tremendous opportunity for tenants looking for above-standard ceiling heights and creative space as well as the prominence of 13,000-square-foot full floors in a modern office building.”

jsederstrom@observer.com