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Davis & Gilbert Handles Six of the Top 50 Manhattan Leases in First Half of 2017

New York, NY, September 6, 2017 - Davis & Gilbert’s Real Estate team handled six of Manhattan’s largest office leases (based on square footage) in the first half of 2017, according to Crain’s New York Business.

As detailed in the report released by Crain’s, these transactions, with their respective ranking include:



Square Footage

Davis & Gilbert Represented


4 World Trade Center


Spotify USA Inc. (Tenant)


1271 Sixth Ave.


Mizuho (Tenant)


4 World Trade Center


Spotify USA Inc. (Tenant)


111 W. 33rd St.


Intermix (Tenant)


30 Rockefeller Plaza


Tishman Speyer (Landlord)


425 Lexington Ave.


Simpson Thacher (Sublandlord)


Davis & Gilbert Co-Chair and Partner of the Real Estate group Mark Maltz and Partner Yossi Subar represented tenant Spotify USA Inc. in its relocation to 4 World Trade Center. Highlighted by Crain’s as the largest lease by a digitally-inclined company, the two leases were for separate spaces in the same building, one for 378,243 square feet and the other for 103,020 square feet.

Mr. Maltz also worked with associates Corey Kaplan and Charles Mileski in representing Simpson Thacher in a 59,748 square foot sublease at 425 Lexington Avenue, while Mr. Subar teamed up with Real Estate Partner Jeffrey Moross for tenant Intermix’s 80,903 square foot lease at 111 West 33rd Street.

The firm represented tenant Mizuho in a 147,618 square foot lease at 1271 Sixth Avenue. Real Estate group Partner and former Practice Group Chair Gerald Uram and Partner Seth Chaikin handled the deal.

Co-Chair and Partner of the Real Estate group Don Sonnenborn and Partner Glenn Motelson represented landlord Tishman Speyer in its 67,637 square foot lease at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Davis & Gilbert’s Real Estate Practice Group
With one of New York City’s preeminent real estate practices, Davis & Gilbert regularly handles Manhattan’s largest retail, office and commercial leases on behalf of owners, landlords and tenants, as well as a wide range of other real estate matters involving the ownership, conveyancing and financing of properties across the country. The firm routinely advises international banks, financial services companies, national and international retailers, law firms and major advertising agencies when they lease corporate headquarters and branch offices. Davis & Gilbert also represents pension trusts and the owners of many high-profile office buildings and complexes. The Real Estate practice group has earned rankings in legal directories such as Chambers USA, “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers and The Legal 500 United States.

About Davis & Gilbert
Davis & Gilbert LLP is a strategically focused, full-service law firm of more than 110 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in a single office in New York City, the firm represents a wide array of clients - ranging from small, independent start-ups to some of the world’s largest public companies - throughout the United States and internationally. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry and has practices focusing on real estate, advertising & marketing, litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, corporate and middle market M&A, financial services and private client services. Davis & Gilbert is ranked in publications and legal directories such as Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States and “Best Law Firms.” The firm has also been consistently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Service A-Team” (2012-2016).

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