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2 Gansevoort St. 2 Gansevoort St. in the Meatpacking District, New York City

NEW YORK CITY—Serkan Piantino is bringing his new start-up company, Spell, Inc., to the William Kaufman Organization’s 2 Gansevoort St. in the Meatpacking District. Piantino founded Facebook’s New York office and was a co-founder of Facebook’s artificial intelligence research team.

Spell is the first tenant to sign a lease with WKO for one of its Swivel office suites, and is renting space on the seventh floor. The asking rents were $95 per square foot. The 3,604 square-foot, pre-built unit has a rotating wall and full access to Swivel’s shared area that includes an open pantry with a fresh, full-stocked micro-market, private meeting rooms, a Wi-Fi enabled lounge, conference room, a virtual receptionist system, bike storage and lockers.

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis Lawyers.com, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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