IEX is relocating once again within the World Trade Center (WTC) complex in New York City’s bustling Financial District. The upstart stock exchange platform will leave its headquarters at 4WTC to move inside 3WTC, currently under construction.
The company has recently signed a 15-year lease for the entire 58th floor of the 80-story mixed-use high-rise located at 175 Greenwich St., The Real Deal reports. According to Yardi Matrix, the lease for the new 45,000-square-foot space is set to start on the 6th of June 2018. With this deal, IEX swaps its 13,000-square-foot corporate base at 4 World Trade Center for a three-times-bigger headquarters within the 2.5-million-square-foot tower slated to open in June.
Launched in 2012, the stock exchange’s first office was a 3,600-square-foot space at 7 World Trade Center, but, due to its rapid growth, it had to relocate. Consequently, the company moved to the 44th floor of the 4WTC tower in 2015. Now IEX has outgrown that office space, too, and switched towers again, to accommodate all of its employees under the same roof.
IEX’s new home at 3 World Trade Center is anchored by advertising media giant GroupM, which leased 690,000 square feet spread across several floors of the Class A+ skyscraper. The soon-to-open Lower Manhattan office building will also house the McKinsey Group, which leased a 184,000-square-foot space, Yardi Matrix data reveals. Furthermore, the Hawksmoor restaurant will occupy 14,000 square feet of the tower’s retail space.
Located on a 19-acre site at 175 Greenwich St., the property is on the east side of the new WTC complex, between the locations of the former 4WTC and 5WTC skyscrapers. The mixed-use New York City office building is a spec project that benefits from easy access to six public transportation stations. The high-rise features 300,000 square feet of retail space, as well as 350,000 square feet of underground retail space shared with the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.