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Fox & Fowle Architects


33 Whitehall Street at Pearl Street. view map








Office Building




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The building is known for its flamboyant corner atrium lobby with its crazy clock.

Lackluster leasing activity in the corporate and financial sectors has been one of the most visible signs of the sluggish economy. Recent movement in these sectors, though, is signaling a turnaround and brighter economic times.

Exemplifying this change, Fitch Ratings has signed an 11-year, 66,256-square-foot lease at Broad Financial Center in Downtown Manhattan.

The CBRE team of Edward Goldman, Executive Vice President, Stacey Fabrikant, First Vice President and Howard Bressler, Vice President, negotiated the transaction on behalf of the building ownership, Broad Financial Center, LLC. Mitchell Barnett, Executive Director, and Curtis Brown, Associate Director, of Cushman and Wakefield represented Fitch in the negotiations.

"The repositioning of Broad Financial Center has been a tremendous success since the former namesake tenant, NASD, vacated and as the events of 9/11 unfolded. During the past two years, over 130,000 square feet of new leases have been completed in the building," said Mr. Bressler.

"Broad Financial Center exemplifies a classic boutique building and its stellar tenant roster and hands-on ownership and management made it the perfect choice for Fitch Ratings."

The property, located at 33 Whitehall Street, features a magnificent atrium lobby, glass and steel construction and unobstructed views of the New York harbor. Fitch Ratings is headquartered nearby at 1 State Street Plaza where the firm occupies 160,000 square feet.

"When we recognized our need to expand, we found that the close proximity of Broad Financial Center to our headquarters as well as the open floor plates and state-of-the-art technological infrastructure at the property ideally suited our requirements," said David Kennedy, CFO of Fitch Ratings.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome a tenant of Fitch Ratings' caliber to Broad Financial Center," said Faith Ryan of Broad Financial Center, LLC. "The convenience and high quality of our building fully addressed Fitch's expansion need.

Both Landlord and Tenant will benefit by giving Fitch signage rights and further expansion rights in the building. It is also wonderful to know that Broad Financial Center and Fitch are a part of Downtown's re-growth, expanding the city's workforce."