Colliers International Arranges 19,939-SF Marks Paneth Relocation, Expansion to Purchase, NY

July 13, 2015

One of NY region’s largest accounting firms doubles its space in Westchester County to accommodate growth; signs long-term lease at George Comfort & Sons’ premiere, Class A The Centre at Purchase office park

WESTCHESTER, NY-- July 13, 2015 -

Colliers International has arranged a long-term, 19,939-square-foot relocation and expansion on behalf of accounting firm Marks Paneth LLP at 4 Manhattanville Road in Purchase, NY.

Marks Paneth — one of the New York region’s largest accounting firms — offers a wide range of accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, restructuring, bankruptcy, and advisory services, as well as litigation and corporate financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm is headquartered in Manhattan with additional offices in Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Long Island.

The firm will double the space it leases in Westchester in order to meet its growing needs, relocating from its existing space in Tarrytown, NY, with plans to occupy its new office on the fourth floor of 4 Manhattanville Road in January 2016. The building resides within The Centre at Purchase office park, owned and operated by George Comfort & Sons.

“Marks Paneth is growing, and has expansion needs which cannot be accommodated at their current locations,” said Al Gutierrez, Executive Managing Director at Colliers International, who along with Tri-State President Michael T. Cohen and Tri-State Vice Chairman Andy Roos represented the tenant. “But this presented an opportunity for Marks Paneth to relocate to The Centre at Purchase, one of the premiere office parks in Westchester County.”

“This new venue gives us room to expand as we continue to grow our firm, organically and through acquisitions,” said Mark Levenfus, Managing Partner at Marks Paneth. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to relocate to such a beautiful and convenient office campus in Westchester County, and Colliers International, which represents us in all our leasing efforts, was instrumental in making this happen.”

In close proximity to the Hutchinson Parkway, Cross Westchester Expressway, I-684, and less than 30 miles from Midtown Manhattan, The Centre at Purchase offers tenants a distinctive combination of amenities and total ease of access from virtually any point in Westchester County and beyond, creating a truly Class A corporate campus.

The Centre at Purchase consists of one 3-story and three 4-story office buildings, totaling more than 675,000 square feet of space. The 43-acre corporate campus includes abundant parking, a gourmet cafe, professional gym, and onsite management. The centrally located pond features fountains, picnic tables, and bridges for all the tenants to enjoy.

Dana Pike, in house with George Comfort & Sons, who along with Hilarie Siles and Stephen Banker, of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, represented the landlord in the Marks Paneth transaction.

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About Marks Paneth

Marks Paneth LLP is an accounting firm with more than 550 people, including over 70 partners and principals. The firm provides public and private businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting, tax, consulting, trade remediation and valuation services as well as litigation and corporate financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm also specializes in providing tax advisory and consulting for high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as a wide range of services for international, real estate, hospitality, media, entertainment, nonprofit and government services clients. The firm has a strong track record supporting emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and investors as they navigate the business life cycle. Visit for more information.

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