NEW YORK CITY—RFR Realty has signed two renewalagreements—with one including an expansion that nearly doubles afirm's space—at 17 State St. in Lower Manhattan.

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IPsoft, a software company, renewed itscommitment to the 42-story tower while growing its space from56,000 to 97,955 square feet.

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IPsoft took floors 9-15 as well as floor 17 at the building,which has drawn interest from financial services, legal and techtenants. Cushman & Wakefield's RobertLowe represented IPsoft in the deal. SteveMorrows, leasing director at RFR, represented the realestate firm in-house, along with RFR VP AJ Camhiand assistant VP Ryan Silverman.

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Meanwhile, a 23,033-square-foot lease renewal at the buildingwas signed by New Jersey-based law firm Bressler, Amery & Ross.An RFR spokesperson declined to reveal to GlobeSt.com the durationof either lease.

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“17 State Street continues to draw a mix of technology and legalfirms Downtown,” says Morrows. “We welcome IPSoft's continuedcommitment to our building and are thrilled to watch them prosperas a company.” Jones Lang LaSalle's LisaKiell and John Moxley represented thetenant. RFR again was represented by Morrows, Camhi andSilverman.

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Situated at the corner of State and Pearl streets across fromBattery Park, 17 State Street offers access to multiple modes oftransportation. The property is close to multiple subway lines,ferries to Staten Island and New Jersey, the New York Water Taxiand the Downtown Heliport.

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“The quality of 17 State Street has helped it to perseverethrough all the changes that have occurred Downtown,” adds Morrows.“It remains a standout in this revitalized district.”

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Rayna Katz

Rayna Katz is a seasoned business journalist whose extensive experience includes coverage of the lodging sector, travel and the culinary space. She was most recently content director for a business-to-business publisher, overseeing four publications. While at Meeting News, a travel trade publication, she received a Best Reporting award for a story on meeting cancellations in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.