Brookfield Opens Manhattan West Office Tower

The 2.1 million-square-foot One Manhattan West skyscraper is 90 percent leased to major tenants including the NHL and Ernst & Young.
One Manhattan West. Image courtesy of Brookfield Properties

Brookfield Properties has officially opened One Manhattan West, its 2.1 million-square-foot office high-rise on the Far West Side of Manhattan. The 67-story Class A office property is the first new office tower to open within the developer’s eight-acre Manhattan West complex. The opening comes three weeks after Brookfield landed an anchor tenant for neighboring office tower Two Manhattan West.

One Manhattan West is about 90 percent leased, with a tenant roster filled with major firms including Accenture, Ernst & Young, the National Hockey League, McKool Smith and Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. With 97,000 square feet still left to lease at the space, Brookfield told Commercial Property Executive it is “open to one or multiple tenants and is in active discussions with several potential ones.”

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Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, with AECOM Tishman as general contractor, One Manhattan West is the tallest building within Brookfield’s sprawling development, rising 995 feet and designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.

A district rises on the west side

The Manhattan West development first broke ground in 2013. Built to be its own live-work-play district, the site encompasses an entire block from Ninth to Tenth Avenue and 31st to 33rd Street in Manhattan. Located near the Far West Side’s other megadevelopment, Hudson Yards, Manhattan West will feature a total of 6 million square feet of Class A office space once completed, as well as 844 luxury rental units at The Eugene and Pendry Manhattan West, a boutique hotel.

Other commercial components of the property include Two Manhattan West, a 1.9 million-square-foot office building expected to be completed in 2022 and Five Manhattan West, which was renovated and reopened in the fall of 2017 and counts Amazon as a tenant.

The Lofts at Manhattan West is a boutique building that is home to coworking platform Spaces and includes loft-like spaces featuring high ceilings, terraces and exposed beams. An industrial property originally built in 1913, it was converted to office use in 2002. Brookfield Properties acquired a controlling interest in the property in 2015 for $69 million, according to Yardi Matrix data. Manhattan West will also feature more than 200,000 square feet of retail and a landscaped, two-acre public plaza.