Founder – TechOfficeSpaces.com
Senior Managing Director, Savills Studley
New York State Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
There is no question that technology companies are looking to outperform their competitors with groundbreaking ideas, astronomical fundraising commitments, admiral corporate cultures, sky-high valuations and edgy office spaces. At the same time, their employees are demanding more from them as well, as the definition of “workplace” has changed dramatically. To state the obvious, there is more to creating a “cool” corporate atmosphere than just throwing a foosball table in the middle of an office space or adding a keg to its pantry. Providing desks, computers and phones are no longer the sole requirements for workers, as technology, media, advertising and creative types are seeking places where they can relax after their long brainstorming and programming sessions, hang with their colleagues, play games to spur their creative juices, drink to reinforce camaraderie, and workspaces that are both flexible and collaborative. A key component to creating a company’s cultural significance is being in a thriving neighborhood (a la Google in Chelsea, Milk Studios in Meatpacking, Thrillist in SoHo, etc.), where one can sip a cold brew after a long day or dine at a chic restaurant after work… This brings us to an incredible sublease opportunity at 133 Norfolk Street in the heart of the Lower East Side.
133 Norfolk Street is a hidden gem in the residential neighborhood of the Lower East Side. Located between Rivington and Stanton Streets, the building is easily accessible for both Manhattan and Brooklynites and is only steps away from the F, J M and Z trains.
Entering the ground level with direct street access (lets call it “pseudo-retail”), you will find a perfectly built and furnished office that is highly conducive to TAMI users. Offered for sublease from Psyop, the industrial design of the existing installation stimulates the senses with extra-high and wood-clad ceilings, hardwood floors, and plentiful glass accents. Currently built and furnished to a very high standard with a primarily open installation, this is true “plug and play” opportunity that lends itself well to creative, media and tech firms. Additionally, the space would make an awesome art gallery (click here to see a map of the art galleries on the LES). The space is split between two floors and totals 6,820 SF (3,410 square feet each) and the sublandlord is asking $59.00 per square foot. Lastly, the building offers an excellent branding opportunity, which is very atypical for an office space of this size.
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