Newmark announced today they successfully completed a new ten-year lease between AWAY Travel and HSRC. at 82 Mercer Street in SoHo. President New York Tri-State Region David Falk, Senior Managing Director Eric Cagner, Associate Director Jon Franzel and Associate Alex Leopold represented the landlord HSRC. Sinvin represented the tenant.
The building possessed many of the attributes that today’s progressive tenants seek such as 15’ high exposed ceilings, exposed brick walls and archways, hardwood floors and cast-iron columns. Ownership recognized that these elements needed to be exposed and so they set out to renovate the premises with a clean new white box and a brand new lobby off the Broadway side of the building. AWAY Travel will end up occupying the entire 3rd, partial 2nd and entire lower level portions of the building for approximately 56,000 SF.
“We recognized early on that 82 Mercer offered today’s creative tenant an A+ location for the quality of life that a company wants for their employees,” said Cagner. “Having a partner such as HSRC that committed the capital needed to restore the aforementioned elements (i.e. the brick, high ceilings, etc.) enabled our team to find the perfect match with AWAY, who we are thrilled to see join the tenant roster at 82 Mercer.”
AWAY Travel is a modern travel and lifestyle brand, incorporating useful technology into high-quality luggage at an affordable price point. AWAY’s smart luggage technology has reshaped the industry by building portable technology into its suitcases, eliminating the use of additional battery or phone chargers for all devices while traveling. AWAY is vacating their space at 411 Lafayette Street to further accommodate and serve their expanding business.
The office portion of the building is now fully occupied, leaving just prime retail space of approximately 10,000 SF, in the heart of SoHo.
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