Amazon closes 360000 s/f lease at Brookfield's Five Manhattan West

Yolanda Curtis
September 21, 2017

Cuomo today announced that Amazon will expand its presence in New York City with the addition of a 359,000 square-foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West.

The gorilla tenant is also getting cities and states across the U.S. in a feeding frenzy to proffer the shopping giant the best sites and incentives for a new $5 billion, 8 million square-foot second headquarters that could eventually employ 50,000 people.

The office will occupy a pair of floors at Five Manhattan West, a 16-story office building undergoing a $353 million renovation.

Amazon reportedly has promised to create roughly 6,000 jobs across NY state by 2019.

"We're excited to expand our presence in NY - we have always found great talent here", Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide advertising, Paul Kotas, said in a statement.

The e-commerce giant is now accepting applications for IT, finance, design and marketing positions in New York City. Since 2012, Amazon has invested $9 million into an innovative Fashion Photography and Videography Studio in Brooklyn, creating over 50 direct jobs and supporting more than 300 jobs, with $2 million in performance-based tax credits offered through the Excelsior Jobs Program.

The company also recently announced it would build its first fulfillment center in the city, in Staten Island, and hire 2,250 employees.

"We're excited to expand our presence in NY - we have always found great talent here", Paul Kotas, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide advertising, told CNBC.

The building where the office will be once housed the New York Daily News.


"I can't see them really coming to NY, realistically", Ross said in a Bloomberg Television interview.

And if city officials have their way, Amazon will have an even larger presence in the Big Apple.

Senator Marisol Alcántara said, "I am very pleased at the news that thousands of new, high-paying jobs will be coming to the 31st State Senate District".

"We're excited to expand our presence in NY".

Ross, whose firm is leading the $25 billion Hudson Yards project on Manhattan's far west side, knows a thing or two about attracting corporate tenants.

At its new offices, Amazon will create a wide variety of roles from software engineers and data analysts to economists.

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