The Top 6 Hottest New Construction / Luxury Office Buildings in Midtown South Manhattan (SoHo, West Village, NoMad and the Lower East Side)
As we all know, the demand for office space in New York diminished to nearly zero during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with a newly revitalized workforce and a strong urge to return to their offices, many financial firms are swapping their dusty workplaces for glitzy new construction. Accordingly, below are the Top 6 Brand New Boutique Office Buildings in Midtown South for NYC Financial Tenants.
76 Eighth Avenue (Southeast Corner of 14th Street)
Amenities: Common roofdeck, floor-to-ceiling windows, extra-high ceilings
Floor Sizes: +/- 2,800 – 4,500 square feet each
Asking Rent (Entire 2nd Floor): $125.00 psf
This 120-foot-tall structure is in the crosshairs of both the Meatpacking District and the West Village. Measuring 10 stories, the asset encompasses 30,000 square feet of office space in addition to ground-floor retail space. All floors boast floor-to-ceiling windows, column-free floorplates, extra-high ceilings and an opportunity for single floor users where all floorplates are less than 5,000 square feet. Additionally, there is a common roofdeck amenity floor with incredible views of the Hudson River.
As of now, the building is fully leased except for the entire 2nd floor, which measures 4,363 rentable square feet (ownership is currently in the process of pre-building the office space with a primarily open layout- click here for a floorplan).
According to the asset’s website “799 Broadway is the newest building in the coolest NYC neighborhood. This trendsetting 180,000 SF boutique building, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was designed with a healthy environment in mind. A touchless experience throughout the building, smaller floor plates and access to private outdoor terraces on almost every floor provides companies with more control over the space and design.”
Designed by the notable architecture firm, Perkins & Will, the asset is a simple palette of white metal panels, clear glass windows and wood soffits- echoing the classic iron-cast building across 11th Street while picking up on the white limestone of the iconic Grace Church across Broadway.
Tenants of this trophy building will be able to take advantage of a plethora of factors, including terraces that are uniquely designed, flexible floorplans, column-free construction, modern amenities, and super high-end finishes. According to Perkins & Will “Our design creates a new paradigm for contemporary, future-forward workplaces in the heart of New York City. For example, ceiling heights reaching 15 feet offer open, airy environments that support a wide range of work functions and styles. And private outdoor terraces ensure tenants have access to greenery, fresh air, and daylight.
Unlike the sky-high developments proliferating across The Big Apple today, 799 Broadway—at 12 stories high—offers a more intimate, social workplace that meets the needs of a new generation of creatives.”
As of now, the available floors are 2-7 with sizes ranging from 12,000 – 22,000 square feet. Additionally, the entire 6th floor has a 5,000 square foot wraparound terrace.
The prime location of 809 Broadway provides the accessibility to all NYC has to offer, including immediate proximity to Unions Square’s famed restaurants, nightlife, farmer’s markets, shopping and entertainment. With access to nearly all the main subway lines, the asset is a convenient commute to all other NYC neighborhoods.
The lobby of 809 Broadway evokes refinement & modernity- finished with materials such as rich bronze, stone and onyx. The offices have abundant natural light with eastern and western exposures and several floors offer private outdoor spaces- enhancing the employee workplace experience. Additionally, nearly all floors boast extra-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass and will feature extremely high-end finishes.
The garden of 809 Broadway is a relaxing oasis during the workday, where workers can casually dine, converse, or even entertain clients in the Zen-inspired outdoor space.
809 Broadway positions itself as the new icon for unrivaled office space in the heart of the most forward-thinking center of finance, innovation and tech-centered business within Manhattan. With access to unparalleled culture, commerce, transportation and the collective energy that makes Greenwich Village the apex of urban live-work lifestyle, 809 Broadway is the coolest office building in the hottest place.
The building has been seeing tremendous momentum, having recently signed deals on behalf of Hero, WestCap Financial, Polis Advisors, and a family office of Alliance Bernstein. Accordingly, the best floor currently available for lease is the entire 12th floor (measuring 1,895 rsf) with an asking rent of $150 psf. The unit is currently in raw condition and ownership will build-to-suit an incoming tenant’s needs.
512 West 22nd Street (Between 10th & 11th Avenues)
Amenities: 5,600 sf rooftop park, usable terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows, extra-high ceilings
Floor Sizes: +/- 1,600 – 3,600 square feet each
Asking Rent (Partial 8th Floor): $115.00 psf
512 West 22nd Street is located just west of 10th Avenue on the High Line in the heart of Chelsea. The recently constructed 172,000 square foot trophy office building, designed by CookFox Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust and the Albanese Organization, redefines the modern-day workplace. The structure’s architecture fuses industrial characteristics of West Chelsea’s past with ultra-modern, state-of-the-art design for today’s distinguished office tenants. The compilation of private, double and single height terraces (13 in total throughout the building) provides light, air and High Line views. According to their website, “Vornado and Albanese are committed to continue to deliver sustainable workplaces and are proud to announce 512 West 22nd Street achieved LEED gold certification”. Boasting ceilings heights that range between 12’ and 24’ and floor-to-ceiling “ribbon windows”, over 90% of the building’s office floors are illuminated by natural light. Each floor has its own dedicated tenant-controlled HVAC unit, and these DX units have MERV 8 and MERV 14 filters capable of removing a higher degree of pollutants and particulates.
As the demand for office space in newer assets continues to reign supreme, the building only has one unit remaining on for the partial 8th floor (measuring 11,420 rentable square feet with a 415 square foot usable terrace) with ownership asking $115 psf. The space will be delivered in raw condition and ownership will build-to-suit an incoming tenant’s needs.
141 East Houston Street (Between Eldridge and Forsyth Streets)
Amenities: Rooftop amenity floor, usable terraces throughout the building, floor-to-ceiling windows, extra-high ceilings
Floor Sizes: +/- 4,800 – 6,900 square feet each
Asking Rent: $105.00 – $130.00 psf
From acclaimed architect Roger Ferris, 141 East Houston will be the only new development of its kind on the Lower East Side. Slated for completion in the first quarter of 2022, the building is a new lens for viewing one of New York’s most acclaimed neighborhoods. Boasting column-free construction and unbounded by walls, it reinterprets the area through a bold geometric perimeter of steel cladding and glass. State-of- the-art workspaces and private terraces reframe expectations.
With its glass frame and dynamic courtyard running the length of its eastern side, doubling as a second facade, 141 East Houston blends both indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. Additionally, tall, column-free spaces combine with true floor-to-ceiling glass for light-filled, full-floor workspaces complemented by unparalleled views. Lastly, private terraces, a shared executive conference center and a concierge services extend the workplace experience for the labor force.
Designed by SOM, 1245 Broadway is Nomad’s first boutique trophy office property. Rising to 21 stories, this LEED Silver Certified asset offers a range of iconic Manhattan skyline views, including the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, from the office floors. Open floorplans can be configured easily with the ideal mixtures of shared workspaces, meeting areas, conference rooms, and private workspaces. Massive picture windows with triple-glazed glass introduces optimal light and views while buffering the buzzing city sounds.
Boasting eco-conscious design and construction features, the asset showcases flexible floorplans with 11-13 ½ foot finished ceiling heights, floor-to-ceiling windows, private terraces on select floors, windowed restrooms on all floors, luxurious meeting rooms and spacious conferencing.
The tenant-only lounge is a luxurious place for relaxing or meeting informally with clients, colleagues, and teammates. A variety of seating arrangements are ideal for collaborative work sessions, town-halls or socializing. With a built-in wet bar, large communal table, and a variety of smaller tables, tenants can easily enjoy the lounge as a gathering place for lunchtime or after work decompression.
Custom lounge furnishings include banquettes and booths crafted in polished wood with hand-stitched leather cushions, a wood dining/worktable, and silver travertine benches. Walls finished in floor-to-ceiling wood paneling and a gas fireplace create a welcoming atmosphere. A skylight suffuses the space with natural light while preserving privacy.