230 Park Avenue, Helmsley Building: Landmark Class A offices for lease in Midtown, NYC

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Address: 230 Park Avenue Class: A
Cross Streets: 45th & 46th Streets Size: 1,300,000 SF
Year built: 1928 Architect: Warren & Wetmore

The office tower at 230 Park Avenue is better known as the Helmsley Building, and it is a designated historic landmark. It was designed by Grand Central Terminal architects Warren & Wetmore in a Beaux Arts style, and completed in 1928. The Midtown Manhattan office building is located just north of Grand Central Station, and is currently home to a plethora of high-profile tenants in real estate and financial services. RXR Realty is the building’s owner, having paid $1.2 billion to purchase the property from Invesco Real Estate in 2015.

1.4 MSF of LEED Gold, Class A Office Space

The Helmsley Building was initially constructed to house the headquarters of the New York Railroad Company. Nowadays it consists of 1.4 million square feet of Class A Plaza District office space, as well as 32,000 square feet of retail. The 35-story tower boasts LEED Gold certification for its energy efficient office space, and was renovated in 2010. Amenities include on-site management and security by RXR, an on-site lounge, visitors’ center, a rooftop terrace, as well as operable windows.

Getting to and from 230 Park Avenue

Conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal, the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue offers easy access to Amtrak, Metro North and the 4, 5, 6, and 7 subway lines. Cars enter the Park Avenue Viaduct through the building, via two portals, one for downtown traffic and one for uptown traffic. These portals connect to Park Avenue at East 46th Street.

Who is renting office space at 230 Park Avenue?

The Helmsley Building is home to various high-profile office-using tenants in industries like real estate, financial services and media. Notable tenants on the building’s roster include Cornell University, Lincoln Property Company, Clarion Partners, Hunt Mortgage Group, Capital Link, FCS Advisors, and KERN Corporation, among many others. Retail tenants include Duane Reade, Starbucks, Urbanspace, and Lea Wine Bar.

How much is the rent price for office space at 230 Park Avenue?

Office asking rents at 230 Park Avenue come at a premium, and are roughly on par with the Midtown Manhattan average of $87 per square foot. The building’s location in the prestigious Plaza District is highly appealing to tenants looking for quality office space near public transportation options, as well as shopping and dining destinations.

Available Space

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Building Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


42nd Street–Grand Central - 5 minutes Walk
Grand Central - 6 minutes Walk
51st Street (6) - 8 minutes Walk


East 50th Street/3rd Avenue - 7 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/Lexington Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/Madison Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/5th Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/5th Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/Madison Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/Lexington Avenue - 4 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/3rd Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/2nd Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 46th Street - 8 minutes Walk
Madison Avenue & East 48th Street - 5 minutes Walk
East 42nd Street & Park Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
5th Avenue & West 44th Street - 7 minutes Walk
3rd Avenue & East 47th Street - 5 minutes Walk
3rd Avenue & East 42nd Street - 6 minutes Walk

Important Information

Listings are presented for illustrative purposes only; they may no longer be available and are provided merely as an exemplary representation of the types of spaces in a given neighborhood for a given price.