Occupying Wall Street

Investor Analytics is moving back to the Wall Street area.  We’ve taken the entire 25th floor of 55 Broad Street, just a few doors from the NY Stock Exchange, to serve as our corporate headquarters.  For the past several years, we’ve had an office in New Jersey and a small office near Grand Central, which made for convenient meetings in NYC.  But we’ve expanded a lot in the past year – we’re up to 35 people – and we’ve needed a single space where we can all work together, where we can meet clients and business partners, and where we can continue to attract top talent to join our firm.

Floorplan of the new headquarters (click to enlarge)

When we started looking for space last Spring we focused on midtown Manhattan, especially near Penn Station, and on parts of Jersey City.  But lower Manhattan was just too compelling – Commercial rent near Wall Street is about half of what it is in midtown.  And landlords in the Financial District pay for office build-outs (that means walls, carpets, doors, etc.) and give rent-free periods of several months that midtown and Jersey City landlords just don’t offer.  Besides, there’s a vibe to downtown that we like.  It’s the oldest part of the city and it’s steeped in history going back to 1624 when it was founded as New Amsterdam, and it’s never lost its Dutch roots: commerce and tolerance.

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