When companies or entrepreneurs look for office space, there are a few things that they will try to tick off their checklist. The right layout, the right location, the rent, the lease term, the amenity package, these are a few of the most important factors influencing the search for office space. But there’s another desirable feature that business owners look for, especially in a city like New York, and that is the view.
Offices with large windows and cool views of the city skyline can attract and retain top talent, and they can also impress clients. Yet great views aren’t just for show; they let in abundant natural light, which is much healthier than fluorescent light, and also stimulates employee productivity and well-being. Offices with good views and lots of natural light tend to cost a bit more, but the investment might be worth it in the long term. You’ll be able to lower your lighting bill, at least during the summer months, while in the winter, the natural light will help keep the office warm and lower your utility bills.
We’ve rounded up 5 office spaces for rent that offer cool views of the Manhattan skyline and provide natural light year-round. Check them out below, in no particular order, and contact our brokers if you want to find out more details on each listing:
Corner UN Plaza Office With Views of the East River
This 3,200-square-foot corner office is located within the United Nations Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, and offers views of the UN headquarters and of the East River. The partial fourth floor office has large windows that let in plenty of natural light, and would make a great fit for a UN Mission, a consulate, an international organization or a non-profit organization, but will also work for any office or professional use. The office can be leased for a 3- to 10-year term, and the monthly rent is $20,800, or $78 per square foot.
Full-Floor Broadway Office With Views of the Hudson
This 19th floor office is located within a Class A office building in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, at 56 Broadway. It offers 10,250 square feet of pre-built office space, and expansive views of the Hudson River. The office boasts large windows on all four sides, allowing for abundant natural light and awesome views from every corner. The space features polished concrete floors, open ceilings and pendant lighting fixtures, and the layout consists of a large bullpen, a full-glass conference room, a wet pantry, and four rear offices. The landlord is willing to modify the existing office layout to accommodate the needs of the tenant, and is seeking a 5- to 10-year lease term. The monthly rent is $52,958, but the excellent location and connectivity to the New York Stock Exchange and all the major subway lines might just be worth the price.
Pre-Built, Creative Office Space With Views of Fifth Avenue
This 3,031-square-foot office rental is located right on Fifth Avenue, within a Class A skyscraper just steps away from Grand Central Station. The office lies on the 26th floor of 550 Fifth Avenue, and offers great natural light and views of Midtown Manhattan. The landlord has invested in pre-building this office space to fit the needs of modern tenants, adding sheetrock ceilings, glass offices, an HVAC system, and aesthetically pleasing rounded ductwork. The loft-style layout consists of three executive offices, a conference room and a wet pantry, while building amenities include a 24/7 attended lobby and immediate access to dining and retail options. The monthly rent is $17,176, and the space is available on a 5- to 10-year term.
Above-Standard Office Available for Sublease on Third Avenue
This Plaza District office space would make a great fit for a growing company in industries like law, financial services, advertising or publishing, as it offers a mix of open and private spaces. The 1,687-square-foot space is available for sublease on the 25th floor of 950 Third Avenue. The layout consists of a corner space with huge windows and beautiful views of Third Avenue and Midtown. Amenities include full-floor carpeting, pre-built workspaces, tenant-controlled HVAC system, and a 24/7 attended building lobby. The landlord is asking $8,400 per month, including cleaning services, and the space is available for sublease until May 2022.
48th Floor Office Rental Within One World Trade Center
Last, but definitely not least, we have this 7,985-square-foot space located on the 48th floor of the One World Trade Center. The brand new, pre-built, partial-floor office provides breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan, the WTC complex, and New Jersey. The WTC office space consists of a large bullpen with five offices, a conference room, and a pantry/break room. It also boasts massive windows and glass offices that let in plenty of natural light and offer unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. Other amenities include hardwood floors, central HVAC system, and a 24/7 attended building lobby. The office is available for lease on a 3- to 10-year term, and costs $48,575 per month.
Are you thinking of setting up your business in a convenient location in Manhattan, and are looking to lease space in a modern building offering state-of-the-art amenities? Then reach out to us and we will show you worthwhile space situated right in the heart of New York City. To learn about available office space, call Metro Manhattan Office Space at (212) 444-2241 or email us at [email protected]