New York, NY – April 12, 2018 –– Fisher Brothers announced today that it is partnering with Convene, the nation’s fastest growing office services provider, to create an exclusive tenant amenity center at 605 Third Avenue, its 1.1 million-square-foot, Class-A office tower in Midtown Manhattan.
Designed by Convene’s in-house architecture and design team and serviced by its roster of world-class hospitality professionals, the amenity center will feature a gourmet café, with a robust menu of food and beverage options, and a stylish terrace with comfortable lounge seating areas to work independently, hold collaborative discussions, or relax in an outdoor setting.
The amenity center will open in early 2019 on the 28,612-square-foot seventh floor of the building, where Convene signed a 10-year lease.
In addition to the amenity space, the seventh floor will be further transformed with premium meeting and conference space, featuring state-of-the-art technology, and event areas that are available for hosting gatherings and receptions. Convene’s experienced staff of technology support, meeting planners, and event professionals will be on-site to organize and provide planning and production support.
“Today’s tenants demand office environments that are highly-amenitized, incorporate the latest technology, and provide vibrant settings that promote collaboration. By working with Convene, we are elevating our level of service and enhancing the experience of our tenants,” said Fisher Brothers Partner Winston Fisher. “We are pleased to know our tenants will enjoy the benefit of having access to Convene’s elite professionals, award-winning chefs, and extensive suite of services at the building.”
“We are proud to announce our partnership with Fisher Brothers, and look forward to developing a best-in-class workplace experience at 605 Third Ave together,” said Michael Burke, Vice President of Real Estate and Development, Convene. “Our collaboration will go far beyond the conventional office environment, and bring an entirely new level of choice and flexibility to employees in the building.”
Convene was represented in the lease transaction by Rocco Laginestra and Jared Freede of CBRE. Fisher Brothers was represented in-house by Marc Packman and Clark Briffel.
Fisher Brothers recently completed a $25 million capital improvement program at 605 Third Avenue. The centerpiece of the project was the creation of a brand new building entrance and lobby, designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group.
The entrance of the building was extended out onto the plaza which allowed it to create a more spacious and inviting lobby, including a custom-designed, circular reception desk, a feature wall composed of brass panels and a sleek white ceiling with LED backlighting. In addition, David Rockwell and the LAB at Rockwell Group worked with Fisher Brothers to install two oversized digital glass windows, each composed of 900 translucent tiles, which have been designed and programed to function as giant kaleidoscopes featuring a continuous series of computer-generated patterns. These unique panels function as a form of public art visible from within the lobby as well as to passersby on the plaza.
Located between 39th and 40th Streets and in close proximity to Grand Central Terminal and the United Nations, 605 Third Avenue’s prestigious roster of tenants includes Univision, AECOM, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, Jones Day, Katsy Korins LLP, and the United Nations Population Fund.
Originally built by Fisher Brothers in 1963, 605 Third Avenue was recently certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of a series of enhancements undertaken by Fisher Brothers to create a highly efficient and more environmentally sustainable working environment. The property offers first-class tenant services at a fully modernized tower in a prime Midtown location.
About Fisher Brothers
For more than a century, Fisher Brothers has epitomized excellence in commercial and residential real estate development, ownership and management. Fisher Brothers built and continues to own and operate a sterling commercial real estate portfolio encompassing seven million square feet of Class A office space located in such iconic towers as Park Avenue Plaza, 299 Park Avenue, 1345 Avenue of the Americas and 605 Third Avenue in Manhattan, as well as Station Place, which is Washington, DC’s largest private office complex. In Las Vegas, Fisher Brothers is developing AREA15, a first-of-its-kind experiential and interactive, retail, dining and nightlife complex. Fisher Brothers also has returned to its roots as a residential builder with nearly 1.5 million square feet in recent and ongoing development. In early 2015, Fisher Brothers celebrated the completion of Station House, a luxury rental development in Washington’s historic Capitol Hill District. In Manhattan, Fisher Brothers has recently completed development of House 39, an amenity-rich building at 225 East 39th Street and is developing 111 Murray, an ultra-luxury, high-rise condominium tower in Tribeca.
Convene is a workplace hospitality platform focused on transforming the way people meet and work. The company partners with the world’s largest landlords to humanize the workplace experience by offering enterprise companies and building tenants access to a shared network of premium meeting and event spaces, flexible workspaces, and hospitality amenities – all enabled by a mobile technology platform. Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, with plans to expand globally. The company has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes, one of LinkedIn’s Most In-Demand Startups, one of America’s fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine, and the #11 Best Workplace in New York by Fortune Magazine.