Nothing takes us back to that halcyon year of 1996 as does seeing the likes of Michael Ondaatje and Drew Carey in the same paragraph. In a delightful blast from the not-so-distant past, the stars’ respective talent agencies have renewed at the Rudin family’s 41 Madison Avenue.
The Gersh Agency, who, in addition to a svelter Mr. Carey, also reps Jamie Foxx, has renewed its 13,000-square-foot lease for the entire 33rd floor for another 10 years. Augustus B. Field IV of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant, which also has offices a bit closer to the action in Beverly Hills. Tom Keating represented the landlord in-house.
Adding a dash of the high brow, literary agency the Trident Media Group has also renewed a 13,000-square-foot lease on the 36th floor for another six years. Keith Cody and Cregg Rothkin of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant; Robert Steinman repped the landlord in-house.
“Tenant retention has always been a major component of the Rudin Management philosophy,” said a typically understated Bill Rudin in a statement, “so we’re delighted that both of these creative agencies will continue to call 41 Madison and Madison Square Park their home for many more years to come.”
Speaking of show biz, the Emery Roth-designed tower is also home to 23 stories of showrooms for tableware manufacturers.