Hairstylist Oscar Blandi- which counts Jennifer Garner, Selma Hayek, Renee Zellweger, and Katie Holmes as clients- has agreed to a 9300-square-foot lease at LEED for Core and Shell Gold-hopeful 545 Madison Avenue at East 55th Street. The deal is for the full second floor of retail space at around $80 per square foot; developer LCOR was originally seeking in the low $100s. The Post ‘s Lois Weiss calls it “a great deal for brand new retail space along Madison Avenue.” Newmark Knight Frank represented Blandi; Jones Lang LaSalle for LCOR.
You may recall that, last June, British men’s clothier Alfred Dunhill signed a 10-year, 7000-square-foot lease on the 17-story building’s ground floor at a rumored $600 per square foot. LCOR has marketed the 17-story project’s 140,000 square feet of office space at seventeen (or fewer) boutique legal or financial services firms; New York City-based Moed de Armas & Shannon was the project’s architect. The effort involved gutting an existing building that dated from 1955 down to its structural frame (qualifying it for LEED-CS) and the installation of a floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall and high performance HVAC, electrical, and mechanical systems.