NEW YORK CITY-As a byproduct of pursuing a growth strategy amida downturn, architecture/engineering/construction firm HAKSEngineers has outgrown its current space at the TrumpOrganization’s 40 Wall St. Therefore, it’s adding 10.675 squarefeet to its existing 33,426 square feet in a 10-year leaseexpansion and extension.

The construction management, engineering, architecture, landsurveying and material-testing firm has occupied the entire 11thfloor of the 72-story Downtown office tower since 2004. HAKS’sexpansion to part of the fourth floor entails a build-out ofturnkey space by Trump, which has also provided a work lettercovering upgrades to the existing space, according to arelease.

Having positioned itself to take advantage of the Obamaadministration’s stimulus program, HAKS has hired “100 peopleacross all disciplines over the past year,” CFO Shahid Akhtar saysin the release. “We expect to add more people in our constructionmanagement division as a result of the additional public-sectorwork.”

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