Top Advertising Agency Relocates to Empire State Building

JCDecaux will take over two full floors in New York City’s most iconic building.

By Alexandra Pacurar

The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building

New YorkEmpire State Realty Trust announced that JCDecaux, the world’s top outdoor advertising company, has leased two full floors, totaling roughly 47,000 square feet, in the iconic building. The firm is moving its North American headquarters into the 73rd and 74th floors of the 102-story tower.

The French advertising giant was represented by Snezana Anderson, Brad Needleman and Bernhard Weinstabel of CBRE, while Ryan Kass, Fred Posniak and Shanae Ursini of ESRT, along with Paul Glickman, Jonathan Fanuzzi, Simon Landmann, Kip Orban and Harley Dalton of JLL negotiated the lease on behalf of the landlord.

“We are thrilled to have another worldwide leader, JCDecaux, come to the Empire State Building. With only two full tower floors currently available, there is a limited opportunity for tenants to lease a tower floor at the building,” Thomas Durels, executive VP & director of leasing and operations for Empire State Realty Trust, said in prepared remarks.

The onsite facilities at the Empire State Building include a tenant-only fitness center, seven in-building dining options (with a new Tacombi restaurant set to open this fall), first-ever tenant delivery Starbucks and tenant-only conference center.

Coty, LinkedIn, Shutterstock and Skanska are also part of the Empire State Building tenant roster. JCDecaux is the latest addition to the list, as a result of the modernization of the iconic skyscraper. Previously, the advertising company’s North American operations were based at 3 Park Ave., where it had leased the 33rd floor.

Empire State Realty Trust is a leading real estate investment trust that owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building.

Image courtesy of Empire State Realty Trust