Category Archives: Midtown East Space

Space for Law Firms in Midtown East

Best Space for law firms in the Midtown East Area between 15,000 and 40,000 square feet on one floor. There are 153 spaces in 41 properties that fit the above criteria. This Comprises approximately 3 million square feet available at an average asking rent of $71.21 per rsf. 4 of the spaces in 2 of the buildings say they are “Good for a Law Firms”. None of them made my list!!

Here is my list for 4th quarter 2017:

  • 375 Park Avenue – Great Building, 6 sides of windows, center core, terrific views. 29th and 32nd floors approximately 18,000sf each. This space is for an elite law firm that wants prestigious, fantastic space. Cost conscious, efficiency minded firms need not look at this one. Although, the 29th is a sublet, maybe we could get a deal.
  • 570 Lexington Avenue – 3 lower floors of approximately 19,500 square feet. Although it is an older building, it’s a “classic” in a great location. The floor plates are far from rectangular and even though they don’t have a center core, the irregular shaped plan could work nicely for a law firm. Excellent price, this is a value deal.
  • Park Avenue Plaza – Now this is an unusually shaped floor. However, I think it is a magnificent building, and would work great for a law firm. The 42nd through44th floors are available approximately 31,500sf each. Fantastic views, great location make this building one of the favorites.
  • 277 Park Avenue – The 49th floor of this building measuring almost 25,000 square feet would make a great law firm space. The building is well located near Grand Central, lots of windows and great views. I’m sure the price will be around $100 per square foot but well worth it.
  • 299 Park Avenue – the 37th through 40th floors measuring approximately 30,000 square feet each with 4 sides of windows and center core are classic law firm floors. Great building, well located with fantastic views. Also likely to be over $100 per square foot.
  • 800 Third Avenue – Although this floor is sub 15,000sf and side core, it still looks good for a small law firm. There are 5 sides of windows, ample interior space and an excellent view. This space would work nicely for an 11,000sf law firm. 






  • 485 Lexington Avenue – Unusually shaped floor offers 7 Corner offices. Center core good amount of interior space. Well located building, good landlord. The 16th and 17th floors are available with approximately 28,000sf each. Good value.






(Source: Costar)

Space for Law Firms Near Grand Central

We looked for space in the Grand Central Area, between 15,000 and 40,000 square feet on one floor. According to Costar, there are 150 spaces in 39 properties that fit the above criteria. This Comprises approximately 6 million square feet available at an average asking rent of $73 per rsf.

485 Lexington Avenue – looks good for a law firm, they have 3 full floors available 27,000sf to 38,000sf. 7 Corner offices per floor, abundance of windows and center core design. Reasonably priced.


150 East 42nd St. – 4 tower floors of approximately 24,000sf ea with a rectangular center core floor-plate and 4 sides of windows with excellent views. Reasonably priced sublease. Sample floor plan:




101 Park Avenue – Beautiful building, the floor plan is a little unusual but looks like it lays out well for a law firm. They have full mid-rise floors of 24,250 square feet and hi-rise floors of 26,400

666 Third Avenue – The 21st Floor of 18,481 square feet looks excellent for a law firm. 4 sides of windows, center core. The base floors look a little difficult because they have an additional 5,000sf “tail” that would be difficult to design. Great location, reasonable price.

140 E 45th St (Grand Central Tower) – The entire 33rd or 21st floors of 16,000sf each have excellent views and an abundance of windows. The smaller floor plate would provide adequate interior space with numerous exterior offices.


450 Lexington Avenue – Entire 40th floor, 21,097 square feet. Great building, center core, top floor, high ceilings, rectangular floor designed with additional corner offices.


390 Madison Avenue – Magnificent new building. Their tower floors 27 through 32, approximately 19,000 square feet each would be great for a law firm.

90 Park Avenue – Part of the 17th floor, 21,761rsf or the entire 16th or 18th floors of approx. 26,000sf lays out well for a law firm. Good building, looks a bit expensive though.





200 Park Avenue – Always a great building for law firms. 44,000 square foot floors that they will divide has many windows and the ability to provide a mix of window offices and interior space that would accommodate today’s law firm.

605 Third Avenue – Magnificent views from the tower floors. Entire 30th, 31st and 37th to 42nd floors of approximately 21,000sf each have center cores and 4 sides of windows are very efficient, making them an excellent choice for law firms.


(Source: Costar)