The Turkish Consulate General has inked a lease for new offices at Fisher Brothers’ 605 Third Avenue in Midtown East, according to the landlord. The consulate will decamp Durst Organization’s nearby 825 Third Avenue and move down the block to 19,871 square feet at 605 Third Avenue next month. The organization will take over the entire 30th floor of the 1.1-million-square-foot building between East 39th and East 40th Streets. Asking rent in the transaction was in the $70s per square foot. A Fisher Brothers spokeswoman declined to comment on the length of the lease.
“605 Third Avenue’s close proximity to the United Nations makes it the ideal location for the Turkish Consulate General, which will also benefit from Fisher Brothers’ commitment to providing the finest quality buildings and highest level of service to our tenants,” said Fisher Brothers Partner Ken Fisher.
John Wheeler and Damla Barrett of JLL represented the Turkish Consulate General. Fisher Brothers was represented in-house by Marc S. Packman and Charles P. Laginestra, as well as by Louis D’Avanzo and Maria Travlos of Cushman & Wakefield. Spokesmen for Cushman & Wakefield and JLL didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Other major tenants in the building include AECOM, the United Nations Population Fund, Jones Day and Univision. Fisher developed the 44-story building in 1963.