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Colliers Research: Big tech puts Manhattan office leasing within reach of annual record

Manhattan office leasing is closing in on a strong finish to the year, as Facebook’s massive Hudson Yards deal pushed November’s leasing activity to a 5 percent increase year-over-year.

The social media giant’s 1.5 million-square-foot lease across 30, 50 and 55 Hudson Yards accounted for nearly 40 percent of the island’s 3.87 million square feet of office space leased last month, according to the latest market snapshot report from Colliers International.

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Franklin Wallach

Executive Managing Director

New York

Franklin Wallach is an Executive Managing Director, Research & Business Development at Colliers.  Franklin's role includes a focus on quarterly and monthly trends within the Manhattan and Brooklyn office markets while using multiple databases and maintaining contacts within the industry in order to provide in-depth market analysis to brokers and clients.

Franklin reports on the office market on a monthly and quarterly basis through analytical reports as well as presentations to tenants, landlords and the press. Data analyzed by Franklin includes: average asking rents, availability rates, concessions, absorption, tenants in the market, leasing activity, construction and future tenant demand. Franklin has been quoted by numerous periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Franklin’s expertise in synthesizing data into important, poignant and understandable observations has led him to be a key ingredient on a number of wins over the years. He has also parlayed this skill into offering strategic advisory on existing assignments as well as creative planning for business development pursuits and opportunities. Franklin's business development role enables him to formally assist the Colliers' brokerage practice in the pursuit, development and execution of new business.

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