SL Green Realty has signed a 15-year lease for a mid-block retail space at 747 Madison Avenue with international fashion retailer Alexander McQueen.
The tenant is expected to move into the space during the third quarter 2013.
The retail co-op interest at 747 Madison is owned by a joint venture that includes SL Green, Jeff Sutton and Harel Insurance Company. After the partnership acquired the retail interest in September 2011, a second-floor residential co-op unit was additionally acquired in order to redevelop and expand the ceiling height of the retail space. The remaining retail space on the corner of 65th Street and Madison Avenue, adjacent to the Alexander McQueen store, is currently in the market for leasing.
“The acquisition and repositioning of 747 Madison is a classic SL Green/Sutton initiative to unlock significant potential value from a prime retail location,” says SL Green president Andrew Mathias. “We believe the Alexander McQueen lease announced today confirms that our vision for this property was right on the mark, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to complete the lease-up next door.”