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Gold Dealer Buys Into Diamond District

16 march 2012

A company that sells, buys and stores gold bars and coins is ditching lower Manhattan for the Extell Development's International Gem Tower, where it is buying an office condominium, Rough&Polished were reported at the development company.
Manfra, Tordella & Brookes Inc. (MTB), is in contract for more than 10,000 square feet on the third floor and another 2,500 square feet of below-grade space in the now rising 34-story, mid-block tower on West 47th Street, according to Raizy Haas, senior vice president for development at Extell.  
MTB plans to build a state-of-the-art vault in the lower-floor space. The deal is expected to close by year end. Extell did not reveal the asking price for the space, but said office condos at the tower have sold for roughly $1,100 per square foot. The MTB deal was more than a year in the making, according to Ms. Haas. Currently, the company is based at 90 Broad St., where it leases 5,000 square feet.  
"They were a little nervous about buying space and moving their operations," she said. "They took a long term view and became comfortable with the fact that they were going to own rather than rent."
The office condo portion of the Gem Tower, located on floors below 22, is now roughly 70 percent sold, according to Ms. Haas. Condo units will be delivered to buyers raw and new owners will have to outfit the space themselves. Extell expects the units to be done by year end and the building fully operational by mid-2013.

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow