USOC inks NYC office lease

Tue, Sep 22, 2009


The Sports Business Journal reported yesterday that the United States Olympic Committee moved in to new office space yesterday-no, not into the still-unfinished building at 27 South Tejon, but into a cozy little suite at 521 5th Avenue…in New York City.

And no, it’s not all of the USOC-just the marketing department.

From the SBJ:

“The 3,500-square-foot office, located at 521 Fifth Avenue, will be home to seven full-time employees. It also will be used by USA Track & Field, which will rent an office suite from the USOC large enough to accommodate three to four employees. The USOC marketing department plans to open it to corporate partners and other USOC departments when they visit New York.”

“New York real estate is challenging even in this environment,” said Lisa Baird, the USOC’s chief marketer. “We really wanted to find the right place with the right length of term and something really turnkey and ready for us to move into.”

The office space won’t require any construction. Consumer products head Peter Zeytoonjian is charged with decorating the office space and will establish an office that mirrors the style of the USOC’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Baird said.

The USOC signed a multiyear lease for the office space.”

Just uninformed speculation, but I wonder whether USOC chief Stephanie Streeter met with Mayor Bloomberg and asked him for free space…just wondering.

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