THE PLAN

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The northern portion, which gets a great deal of light, will house the tenant’s legal and accounting offices as well as a conference room. “The natural light is great,” Mr. Labaton said. “You have light on both sides on the front and back, and opening up the space to the elevator creates a lot of open area, which makes the space seem bigger.” The office has no dedicated storage space, but room in some of the offices will be used for filing needs. “The offices, I’d say they’re generous sizes, so they plan on using some [space] there,” Mr. Labaton noted. “Generally speaking, they’re trying to do away with it and they’re trying to go paperless.” A pocket door was created to facilitate access between the northern and southern areas. “The pocket door was put close to the conference room,” Mr. Labaton noted. “Like a foot away.”

Originally on the hunt for an office space between 2,200 and 2,500 square feet, real estate investment firm Malone looked at available space at 145 West 57th Street. Not satisfied with the original 2,271-square-foot portion of the ninth floor it was shown, Malone instead opted to take the entire 4,368-square-foot floor plate, combining two separate spaces that, once reconfigured, will include two conference rooms, two pantries and a number of perimeter offices, including an executive corner suite. Abe Labaton, managing director at Murray Hill Properties, who represented the tenant, spoke with The Commercial Observer last week about the layout and the process of combining spaces.

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The wall facing the floor’s elevator bay was taken down to create a large reception area for the space. “There’s a nice, big reception area with chairs and couches and a bunch of artwork,” Mr. Labaton said. In the southern area of the space, a wall separating two offices was demolished to create a larger office for Malone’s chief executive officer.

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The pantry area in the southern portion was kept intact for the executive group, while the pantry in the northern space will be used by the rest of the employees. “They’re keeping two separate pantries,” Mr. Labaton noted.

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102 | April 30, 2013  | THE COMMERCIAL OBSERVER

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