Santa Claus came early for the new owners of 1100 Sixth Ave., the HBO building on Sixth and 42nd Street.
Bank of America and Brookfield Property Partners signed a lease on the eve of the Christmas weekend for the building’s entire 386,000 square feet, sources revealed.
The Post first reported that a deal was in the works on Nov. 21. BofA will move into 1100 Sixth Ave. when HBO moves to 30 Hudson Yards in 2019, along with parent Time Warner.
BofA, led by Chief Executive Brian Moynihan, plans to keep its Manhattan headquarters at the Durst Organization’s One Bryant Park across the street.
However, the bank also has offices at widely scattered buildings around town, including in Rockefeller Center and the GM Building at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. The new space at 1100 Sixth Ave. will allow for staff consolidation while creating a “campus” with the mother ship at One Bryant Park on the other side of the avenue.
The deal is the latest reflection of Midtown Sixth Avenue’s office-leasing strength at the same time as the corridor is enjoying a boom in retail leasing and hotel development.
Brookfield and California’s Swig Co. (not to be confused with New York’s Swig Equities) bought a long-term leasehold on 1100 Sixth eight months ago from William H. Nickerson’s Eugene A. Hoffman Management. Nickerson developed the building in 1980.
Brookfield will soon announce a redesign of 1100 Sixth, which stands next door to the company’s giant Grace Building on West 42nd Street.