Office Space News
Published May 19th, 2013 by Jennifer LeClaire
NEW YORK – 7 World Trade Center just met the executive office suites world. Silverstein Properties launched Silver Suites Offices, a new executive office space and service business, in the Manhattan location.
Silver Suites offers flexible, white-glove turnkey office solutions targeting growing companies. The Manhattan executive office suites provider has 30,000 prebuilt square feet on the 46th floor of the 52-story tower.
Beyond office space and amenities, the executive office suites provider also offers clients opportunities to meet with potential investors, leaders in finance and law on a quarterly basis to help guide them in their growth process.
“I am delighted to launch this new business at 7 WTC that offers companies not just great office space but a path for growth,” says Larry A. Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties.
Silver Suites features 60 fully-equipped offices with amenities including conference rooms, a business lounge, Skype lounge, copy center and a break room – all with views of the Manhattan skyline.
“The vision behind Silver Suites was to provide incredible space and service in a great building to growing companies who would not normally have an opportunity to move here,” Tal Kerret, senior vice president of Silverstein Properties. “We will also act as a facilitator between these companies and industry leaders to assist them as they move to the next phase of their business.”
The New York executive office suites range from 100 square feet to 1,000 square feet. The largest offices interconnect to create more space. Flexible office space leases range from six months to a year. However, the company will work to accommodate clients that have a specific project for a shorter period of time.
Silver Suites’ first tenants include Syntactx, a healthcare company that specializes in medical device trials that is taking three offices, and Tanexis Productions, an entertainment company that is taking two offices.
“Moving Syntactx to Silver Suites at 7 World Trade Center from our office in Midtown was an easy decision,” says David Ouriel, vice president of Operations at Syntacx. “I want to be a part of the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. The combination of quality of the building, the new space and the spectacular views are not possible to get anywhere else in the city.”
Mathieu Schepard, president of Tanexis Productions, is marketing the space. He called 7 World Trade Center one of the best buildings in New York. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to occupy such incredible space here,” he says. “It’s exciting to look out the window and follow progress on the greatest urban renewal project in New York City history.”
TPG Architecture designed Silver Suites Offices at 7 World Trade Center under the guidance of Lisa Silverstein, senior vice president of Silverstein Properties Inc. TPG has designed three other floors at 7 WTC: Mansueto Ventures on the 29th floor, Porter Novelli on the 36th floor and the World Trade Center Marketing Center on the 10th floor.
“We understood from the Silversteins that this space should reflect the highest standard of interior finishes and design in the short-term leasing market,” says Michel Fiechter, the Partner-in-Charge of the project for TPG.
“We designed it for maximum flexibility so that a range of tenants can have their business needs met and work in an atmosphere of permanence and stability. It’s an unusual project in that it’s a new work concept that we designed in a transitional vocabulary, neither boldly new nor stuffy and traditional; it is more balanced to meet everyone’s needs.”
7 World Trade Center opened in 2006 as the first office tower to be rebuilt at the World Trade Center. The building contains 42 office floors above a 10-story base and was New York City’s first office building to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, achieving the gold standard in March 2006. The building’s environmental design features include state-of-the-art ultra-clear exterior glass technology, high-efficiency air filtration, energy and water conservation technologies and 15,000 square feet of open park space.