MassMutual has signed for 22,000 square feet for 10 years at Marx Realty’s 10 Grand Central, the Ely Jacques Kahn-designed office tower previously known as 708 Third Ave.
It’s the latest advance for the property where Marx recently spent $48 million to move the entrance off the avenue onto East 44th Street and to create a new lobby, lounge, outdoor terrace and conference space.
The MassMutual lease brings the 405,000-square- foot tower to 91 percent occupied, up from 78 percent just one year ago. Recent signings include Agence France-Presse, 23 Capital and Everside Capital Partners.
Only 34,000 square feet are still available. Marx CEO Craig Deitelzweig credited the leasing boom to the building’s “proximity to Grand Central Terminal and game-changing design sensibility.”
Asking rents range from $72 to $120 per square foot.