The company previously occupied about 60,000 sf at 1211 Avenueof the Americas, which is owned by Beacon Capital Partners, whichpurchased the 45-story office building for more than $1.5 billion in 2006.Built in 1937, One Rockefeller Plaza, located between 48th and 49thstreets, is a class-A office building totaling more than 450,000sf.


Cushman & Wakefield's Arthur Mirante and Adam Rappaport,along with C.L. Baskin of the firm's Dallas office, representedDirecTV in its office space evaluation and lease negotiation withthe building's owner, Tishman Speyer. Tishman Speyer wasrepresented in-house by Peter Brindley and Ted Koltis.


A Cushman & Wakefield source could not disclose taking rentor the aggregate lease value at this time. The source did howevertell that average asking rent for the SixthAvenue/Rockefeller Center submarket is $96.84 per sf for class Aproperties.


"This new lease allows DirecTV to continue to operate in theRockefeller Center submarket," explains Rappaport, a director basedin Cushman & Wakefield's Midtown Manhattan office, in aprepared release. "It offers the company full-floor identity in apremier office building."

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