By Steve Cuozzo | NY Post
September 21, 2021
Jubilation swept the New York real estate world on Tuesday over Google’s announcement that it plans to purchase the huge St. John’s Terminal building at West Houston Street and the Hudson River for $2.1 billion early next year.
It was hailed as the city’s priciest single-building purchase since before the pandemic — but it’s even better news for the city’s slowly rising office occupancy rate, according to the broker who handled the property’s sale to its current owners.
Cushman & Wakefield investment-sale powerhouse Douglas Harmon pointed out that the purchase option was built into Google’s lease agreement three years ago with the owners of St. John’s, an industrial-era landmark that’s being converted into an advanced digital workplace. The Post first reported such an option in December 2018.
Google wasn’t obligated to exercise its purchase right despite expectations that it would. In choosing to do so, it clearly signaled its commitment to long-term, expanded office use even while many employees continue to work from home.
Harmon was not involved either in Google’s lease nor its upcoming purchase of St. John’s, but he brokered the then-empty building’s $750 million sale to current owners Oxford Property and Canada Pension Plan in 2018.
The buy enlarges Google’s Manhattan stronghold where it already leases two smaller Hudson Square buildings and also owns mammoth 111 Eighth Ave. and Chelsea Market . The two purchases, which were brokered by Harmon, totalled over $4 billion.
Three years ago, Harmon also brokered the sale of St. John’s to current owners Oxford Properties and the Canada Pension Plan. That’s when the “real impact” of Google coming to the area came, he said. “Everybody said, ‘Wow, look at Google,” when it promptly leased the whole building.
In some ways, the Google purchase announced Tuesday is now anticlimactic, he said. Google always had the option in its current lease to purchase the property — and it was always likely the company would exercise it, Harmon said.
Still, it’s a good signal for the back-to-the-office movement, he said, as the local economy continues its slow climb out of the depths of the pandemic.
“What’s much clearer now is it’s a matter of time for everybody back in their offices. It’s about when, not if.”
“There were questions about this six or nine months ago, but not anymore,” he said.
In fact, Manhattan physical office occupancy finally budged upward last week, from 19.5 percent to 28.1 percent, according to Kastle Systems’ widely followed Back-to-Work Barometer that keeps track of key card swipes to enter office buildings.
There’s still a long way to go before office towers are anywhere near to being filled with people again. But the 8.7-point advance was the largest such increase since the pandemic mostly emptied Manhattan’s half-billion square feet of offices…
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