Kushner Companies has named a team from the real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield as the new leasing agent for 321 West 44th Street, the asset that houses The New York Observer.
Arthur Mirante, C&W’s former chief executive who is now a top dealmaker at the firm, will lead leasing at the property along with C&W executives Jeff Lichtenberg and Joshua Goldman.
C&W will be replacing a team from Colliers International.
Jared Kushner, an executive and principal at Kushner Companies, is the owner and publisher of The New York Observer and The Commercial Observer, both of which base their operations at 321 West 44th Street.
In a conversation with The Commercial Observer, Mr. Mirante said he was excited to take over leasing duties at the building.
“I’ve have a long relationship with Jared and his father and am happy to be working with them again,” Mr. Mirante said.
Mr. Mirante led a C&W team that formerly had the leasing assignment at 666 Fifth Avenue, a large office building that Kushner Companies owns in midtown.
Mr. Mirante said that the 230,000 square foot 321 West 44th Street has about 30,000 square feet of availability that he and his team will work on at the outset and some limited turnover in the near future. “I think the building is the kind of property that will attract a lot of interest for the limited space it has available,” Mr. Mirante said.
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