Shorenstein Properties, an owner of office properties around the nation based in San Francisco has tapped Aragon Construction of New York, a contracting and construction management firm, to assemble nine pre-built suites totaling 47,000 sq ft between two of their midtown office buildings.
The majority of the work is being done on floors 10, 16, and 21 at Shorenstein’s 21-story 850 Third Avenue in which Aragon delivered three pre-built suites on floors 10 and 21 consisting of two suites totaling 15,400 sq ft and a 5,200 sq ft office respectively. The five remaining units on the 16th floor will total 23,400 sq ft and vary in size from 3,300 sq ft to 6,900 sq ft.
Each suite will have its own features such as a reception area, an open area for workstations, at least one conference room and a minimum of four private offices. The average unit can accommodate between 15-20 employees and comes complete with an IT room, mail room and pantry. Contemporary fixtures such as glass office fronts, stone flooring in the reception area, cove lighting in the conference room, and modern kitchen cabinetry have already been built and installed by Aragon. And all of the floors are receiving newly designed core bathrooms and elevator lobbies featuring coffered ceilings and carpet inlay with stone borders.
Space is not being customized until leases are signed so as not to exclude any prospective tenants.
“In the current Manhattan marketplace, there is a need for more flexible space and smaller offices that are ready to move into, state-of-the-art professional environments,” said Aragon Executive Vice President, Richard Hartz.
At press time, the completion of the suites was scheduled to be completed in July.