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Mitsui Fudosan Participates in Manhattan’s Largest Redevelopment Project
Construction Completed on 55 Hudson Yards, One of the Largest Projects by a Japanese Company in Manhattan

October 19, 2018
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Key Points of the Project

  • Development of an office building within Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s largest-scale mixed use development project ever
  • Largest ever office building development in Manhattan by a Japanese company based on floor area
  • Flagship property of Mitsui Fudosan’s global portfolio alongside 50 Hudson Yards, also under development by Mitsui Fudosan in Hudson Yards

Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd, a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, announced today that through its U.S. subsidiary Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. (CEO: John Westerfield), it completed construction of 55 Hudson Yards, an office building development project that has been underway since 2015 in Manhattan, New York.

55 Hudson Yards is one of a group of buildings comprising Hudson Yards, the largest-scale mixed use redevelopment project in Manhattan. It is the largest ever office building development by a Japanese company in Manhattan, based on floor area. The total project value of Mitsui Fudosan is approximately \150 billion, of which Mitsui Fudosan’s share is 90%. The building is nearly fully leased. Tenants are mainly financial companies and major law firms, which represent two of Manhattan’s main business sectors.

As with 50 Hudson Yards, upon which construction started in 2017, Mitsui Fudosan regards 55 Hudson Yards as a flagship building that will be at the core of its portfolio for future overseas business. In addition to offering an opportunity to expand Mitsui Fudosan’s overseas operations, the project will utilize the expertise accumulated though the urban development and neighborhood creation projects Mitsui Fudosan has undertaken in Japan to add further value to the Hudson Yards project.

Hudson Yards is an entirely new neighborhood located on Manhattan’s West Side, which has undergone remarkable resurgence in recent years. When complete, Hudson Yards will bring more than 18 million-plus square feet of mixed-use development to New York City. The site includes more than 100 shops, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus; signature restaurants and food experiences by Chefs and Restaurateurs Thomas Keller, Jos? Andrés, David Chang, Michael Lomonaco, Costas Spiliadis, rhubarb and D&D London; new residences; 14-acres of public open space; a new 750-seat public school and a hotel with more than 200 rooms ? all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests.

Adjacent to the development, the 3.9 acre (approx. 1.6 hectare) Hudson Park and Boulevard is scheduled to open, and the already completed High Line, a greenway built on an abandoned elevated freight line, is also planned to offer direct access. The Hudson Yards development is led by Related Companies (“Related”), one of the biggest developers in the U.S., and by the Oxford Properties Group (“Oxford”), the real estate investment and development arm of one of Canada’s largest institutional investors. This project is being conducted jointly with Related and Oxford.

55 Hudson Yards

Perspective drawing of Hudson Yards seen from the Hudson River side

Main Features of 55 Hudson Yards

Housing mainly office space, 55 Hudson Yards has 51 floors above ground and a floor area of 1,265,700ft2(approx. 118,000m2). This state-of-the-art office building is adjacent to the nearest subway station and Hudson Boulevard Park at its main entrance. The building features excellent vistas of the Hudson River to the west and Hudson Boulevard Park to the east, with an expansive 360 degree terrace at the top of the podium and additional tower and podium terraces to make the most of the views. It offers superior environmental performance and is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification, a floor plate that allows an efficient layout, and a stunning exterior that incorporates the historic cast iron architecture, which was widely used in the Manhattan/SoHo area in the 19th century.

View of the Hudson River from the 55 Hudson Yards

The Mitsui Fudosan Group’s long-term management policy, Vision 2025, includes the aim to evolve into a global company, and dramatic growth overseas is expected in the future. The Group is engaged in business in Asia, including China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, in addition to the U.S. and U.K. In the U.S., Mitsui Fudosan is engaged in multiple developments including offices and housing. In March 2018, the Mitsui Fudosan Group took part in the Robinson Landing project, its first residential community (condominium and townhome) project in the Washington D.C. area. Business is expanding in multiple cities and Mitsui Fudosan aims to capture further business opportunities going forward.

Hudson Yards

Property Overview

Property Name 55 Hudson Yards
Location 55 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
Structure 51 above ground and 2 below with 1 penthouse floor
Site Area Approx. 40,000 ft2(approx. 3,700 m2)
Total Floor Area 1,265,700 ft2(approx. 117,600 m2)
Purpose Offices and commercial facilities
Architect Gene Kohn/Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Construction Manager Gilbane Inc., Related Construction
Schedule Construction start: January 2015
Construction completion: October 2018

Hudson Yards Overview

Hudson Yards is situated for highly convenient access to public transportation. The No. 7 subway line linking Times Square and Grand Central Station was extended and a new station opened in 2015. Penn Station, the departure point for long-distance trains as well as the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit commuter services, is also within walking distance.

Plans for this development include five state-of-the-art office buildings, more than 100 stores, restaurants, about 4,000 residences, unique cultural properties, public open space, a public school, and a luxury hotel. Hudson Yards is a rare example of a central city development area that features ample greenery and space for relaxation.



Office development business in the U.S.
Office Business

50 Hudson Yards

Location 50 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
Completion 2022 (planned)
Site Area Approx. 69,000 ft2 (approx. 6,400 m2)
Total Floor Area 2,793,000 ft2(approx. 260,000 m2)
Floors 58 above ground, 3 below ground
Purpose Offices and commercial facilities
Overview Mitsui Fudosan developed with Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group from 2017

55 Hudson Yards

Location 55 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
Completion October 2018
Site Area Approx. 40,000 ft2 (approx. 3,700 m2)
Total Floor Area 1,265,700 ft2(approx. 117,600 m2)
Floors 51 above ground and 2 below with 1 penthouse floor
Purpose Offices and commercial facilities
Overview Mitsui Fudosan developed with Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group from 2015

527 Madison Avenue

Location 527 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Completion 1986
Site area 11,650 ft2 (approx. 1,100 m2)
Gross floor area 209,604 ft2 (approx. 19,500 m2)
No. of floors 26 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground
Main application Offices and commercial facilities
Outline Acquired 2008

1251 Avenue of the Americas

Location 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Completion 1970
Site Area 99,359 ft2 (approx. 9,230 m2)
Total Floor Area 2,317,635 ft2 (approx. 215,310 m2)
Floors 54 above ground and 4 below
Purpose Offices and commercial facilities
Outline Acquired in 1986

Waterfront Corporate Center III

Location 221 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Completion 2015
Site Area Approx. 54,000 ft2 (approx. 5,000 m2)
Total Floor Area Approx. 578,000 ft2 (approx. 54,000 m2)
Floors 14 above ground and 1 below
Purpose Offices
Overview Acquired 2016

1200 17th Street

Location 1200 17th Street NW, Washington D.C
Completion September 2014
Site Area 17,013 ft2 (approx. 1,580 m2)
Total Floor Area 233,132 ft2 (approx. 21,660 m2)
Floors 11 above ground and 2 below
Purpose Offices and commercial facilities
Outline Mitsui Fudosan developed with joint developer from 2012

Homer Building

Location 601 13th Street NW, Washington D.C
Completion 1913
Site Area 43,318 ft2 (approx. 4,020 m2)
Total Floor Area 491,913 ft2 (approx. 45,600 m2)
Floors 12 above ground and 5 below
Purpose Offices, commercial facilities and parking
Outline Acquired in 2012

270 Brannan Street

Location 270 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA
Completion 2016
Site area 37,813 ft2 (approx. 3,500 m2)
Gross floor area 213,302 ft2 (approx. 19,800 m2)
No. of floors North wing 7 floors, South wing 5 floors
Main application Offices and commercial facilities
Outline Mitsui Fudosan developed with joint developer from 2014