Today, Transit Wireless, a subsidiary of BAI Communications and leading 5G wireless infrastructure company, joins scores of New Yorkers returning to the office, approaching the transition with careful consideration for employee and customer safety.
Transit Wireless announced this February its plan to relocate to a new 32,499 sq. ft. headquarters at 1400 Broadway between West 38th and 39th streets in Midtown Manhattan. The relocation to 1400 Broadway gives the company more space to manage its growing operations and fulfill innovative and future-proof projects.
“With this new, larger space, Transit Wireless expands its commitment to New York City’s recovery,” says Melinda White, chief executive officer of Transit Wireless. “The future of connectivity has to be reliable, secure, versatile, and ubiquitous. We remain focused on network design to support new technologies in our increasingly mobile environments.”
“Our new office keeps employee safety at the forefront with industry-leading air technology, enhanced social distancing, and safe business practices, as we scale and prepare for future growth.”
The wireless infrastructure company’s New York City expansion is inked by a 10-year lease with Empire State Realty Trust. “The building is WELL certified and features new MERV-13 filters and industry-leading AtmosAir bi-polar ionization devices that have tested more than 99.9 percent effective in neutralizing coronaviruses,” says Thomas P. Durels, executive vice president, real estate for ESRT.
To complete the full floor assignment, Transit Wireless partnered with Avison Young, a global real estate advisor. Avison Young New York-based Principals Michael Gottlieb and Marty Cottingham and Senior Directors Susan Kahaner, Jennifer Ogden and Jeffrey Burger represented Transit Wireless in the negotiations while Director Lauren Werther and Project Manager Fredy Varughese provided project management services for the new office’s build out.
“It was a pleasure to partner with our Midtown neighbors at Transit Wireless to identify and secure the right location to support their growing business needs while also overseeing its build-out to meet the company’s high standards for employee health and safety,” says Kahaner. Project construction was provided by Benchmark, one of the largest leading interior contractors in Manhattan.
“This new office space enables us to confidently adjust to a more flexible work policy—one that is able to accommodate in-person collaboration alternating with work-from-home, all without sacrificing employee safety,” says Julia Hanft, general counsel of Transit Wireless.