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The Feil Organization Announces Lease Renewal With AMB Industries At 551 Fifth Avenue (Fred F. French Building)


New York, NY – August 15, 2012 – The Feil Organization is proud to announce a lease renewal with ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) for 29,063 square feet at The Fred F. French Building located at 551 Fifth Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan. Brian Feil and Kevin Driscoll represented The Feil Organization; Rob Martin and Brad Lane of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. represented the tenant. Brian Palumbo and Michele Frankel worked as in-house legal counsel for Feil.

“The Feil Organization is pleased to announce that ABM Industries has signed a long-term lease renewal and expansion at 551 5th Avenue,” said Kevin Driscoll, Director of Commercial Leasing at The Feil Organization. “Not only is ABM a respected and prestigious tenant in our landmark building, but they also maintain several of our buildings in Chicago. Feil is proud of our affiliation with ABM and we look forward to continuing the relationship.”

ABM Industries began as a small window washing company in San Francisco in 1909, and has since evolved into an integrated facilities solutions company with a broad range of services for industries across the U.S. and in over 15 countries globally. Headquartered at The Fred F. French Building since the early 1990’s, ABM has grown significantly, expanding their space in the building and reaching the milestones of joining the NY Stock Exchange and becoming a Fortune 500 Company.

Located on the northwest corner of 45th Street, The Fred F. French Building has been owned by The Feil Organization since 2001 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The magnificent 38-story building was built in 1927 and was the business headquarters for the famous real estate tycoon Fred Fillmore French who also built Manhattan’s famous Tudor City and Knickerbocker Village residential complexes. The building boasts a renowned art deco façade with bronze framed storefronts and a striking lobby that has been designated an interior landmark. Other tenants in the French building include DHG Management Company, LLC; Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen; and Tommy Bahama’s flagship store and restaurant opening in the fall of 2012.

The Feil Organization is a private, established commercial real estate firm headquartered at 7 Penn Plaza in Manhattan. A powerful force in real estate for over 50 years, the company owns and operates a nationwide portfolio of over 26 million square feet of retail and commercial space, and over 5,000 residential rental units. Feil also owns such Manhattan landmarks as 570 Lexington Avenue and 488 Madison Avenue. The organization maintains regional offices in Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; St. Petersburg, FL; and on Long Island in Garden City, NY.

Inquiries should be directed to Kevin Driscoll, Director of Commercial Leasing
at The Feil Organization at 212-279-7600 ext. 298 (


08/15/2012 - 14:17


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