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Andrew G Simon

Helmsley Spear, LLC/CORFAC International
444 Madison Ave 3rd Floor
New York , NY 10022
USA

Executive Managing Director
212-938-6613
609-577-2136 (cell)
ASimon@helmsleyspear.com

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Bio

• Leasing transactions in excess of 2.5 million square feet • Building Sales in excess of 1,000,000 square feet • Leasing Agent for: o 1180 Avenue of the Americas o 44 Wall Street o Tower 56 (126 East 56th Street) o Manhattan Tower (101 East 52nd Street) o 60 Madison Avenue o 850 Third Avenue • Represented FG Asset Management and Korean Teachers Credit Union in the acquisition of a 43% interest in 101 Avenue of the Americas as part of a recapitalization for Edward J. Minskoff Equities. This transaction closed in November 2013 and represented the first direct investment by a Korean institutional investor in the New York City market. • Represented Bristol Myers Corporation in the restructuring of its 840,000 square foot Headquarters lease at 345 Park Avenue, a transaction valued at approximately $600M. • Retained by New York Life Insurance Company to Manage, Lease and act as Construction Manager for 44 Wall Street. • Hired by New York Life as Sales Agent for 44 Wall Street. Prepared Investment Memorandum organized all Due Diligence materials and conducted a two-phase sealed bid process that resulted in a sale to Murray Hill/ CS First Boston at a then record price for the product type. • Retained by New York Life, to advise them on 1180 Avenue of the Americas, a property where they had gained control as Lender-in-Possession. Directed a due diligence process, and subsequent $12M building-wide renovation. As Leasing Agent, repositioned this struggling asset and brought it to 88% leased from 46%. • Successfully represented approximately 25 International Financial Institutions as their tenant representation broker, many of them multiple times. Regularly assisted clients in retaining the space planner/architect, as well as the MEP engineer. Oversaw the team from inception of project, through the lease negotiation and the construction of the premises. Active participant in weekly construction project meetings and worked closely with client’s legal representative in all lease negotiations.

Specializations/Groups: Broker Support, Corporate Services, Hospitality, Investment, Landlord Representation, Office, Principals, Tenant Representation
Committees: Board of Directors, Transactions/Business Development Committee

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