Jack Resnick & Sons Inks Lease Renewal with The Writers Guild of America East at 250 Hudson Street

Vaunted Labor Union to Maintain Its New York Office Across 16,700 SF at Resnick’s Pioneering Hudson Square Tower

Jack Resnick & Sons today announced the completion of a 16,749-square-foot, 16-year lease renewal with the Writers Guild of America East Inc. at its reimagined 250 Hudson Street office tower in Lower Manhattan.

WGAE, which has held offices at 250 Hudson Street since 2010, will continue to occupy part of the 7th floor of the 400,000-square-foot building.  Founded in 1954, the Writers Guild of America East represents over 7,400 members who are responsible for writing award-winning content for motion pictures, television, news and online media. The Writers Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members; conducts programs, seminars and events on issues of interest to writers; and presents writers’ views to various bodies of government.

“Fifteen years ago, we saw the potential for Hudson Square to become a hub for New York’s most innovative and creative companies,” said Jonathan Resnick, President of Jack Resnick & Sons. “The Writers Guild of America East was among the first of those tenants to sign on at 250 Hudson.”

David Hoffman and Sam Hoffman of Cushman & Wakefield represented the WGAE in the transaction.  Jack Resnick & Sons was represented in-house by Adam Rappaport and Brett Greenberg.

“We were delighted to arrange this lease for WGAE, a prominent, well-known union that we have had the great pleasure of representing for many years,” said Hoffman. “After extensive consideration of other office properties in Hudson Square, Midtown West and FiDi, the excellent relationship the Guild enjoys with the Resnick’s and compelling renewal terms made staying in place the clear best choice.”

Located in the epicenter of Hudson Square’s vibrant hub for some of the world’s leading corporations and sectors including technology, science and media, 250 Hudson Street is one of two former printing and manufacturing buildings in the area that have been redeveloped by Resnick.  The property features a striking limestone and marble lobby, high ceilings, polished terrazzo floors, and an award-winning landscaped rooftop with views of the Hudson River and Downtown Manhattan.  The building was redeveloped in 2009 and has achieved LEED Gold and WiredScore certification along with the EPA’s Energy Star designation.

Resnick also subsequently redeveloped 250 Hudson’s sister property at 315 Hudson Street. That building is now primarily leased to Google, which has incorporated the property into its larger Hudson Square campus. Resnick purchased both buildings in the 1960’s.

The Writers Guild of America East is joined at 250 Hudson Street by such top tier tenants as Edelman, TMRW, Walmart and Lieff Cabraser Heinmann & Bernstein.

About Jack Resnick & Sons

A full-service real estate organization, Jack Resnick & Sons has been an industry leader in development, construction, ownership and management since its founding in 1928 and is now celebrating its 95th Anniversary. Its Manhattan portfolio currently includes approximately five million square feet of commercial office and retail space, including One Seaport Plaza, its signature office tower at 199 Water Street.  It also has developed thousands of luxury residences and continues to own, manage and lease approximately 1,000 rental apartments.