The American Kennel Club and the AKC Museum of the Dog Announce Move to 101 Park Avenue
-Historic organizations to reside in Kalikow Building-
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, and the AKC Museum of the Dog are pleased to announce their new tenancy in the prestigious Kalikow Building located at 101 Park Ave. in New York City. The combined leases allot for a total of 60,000 sq. feet for both entities. The headquarters will begin its tenancy in early fall 2018. The Museum will occupy its space in early 2019.
The headquarters of the AKC will reside on a newly designed fifth floor of the Kalikow building. The floor will house approximately 100 people.
“We are very excited to move both our headquarters and the museum into the Kalikow building,” said Ron Menaker, Chairman of the AKC. “This building is one of the most beautiful in NYC with wonderful amenities. This move is reflective of our growth and expansion as organizations. We look forward to building a long relationship with HJ Kalikow & Co.”
Dennis Sprung, President and CEO of the AKC agrees, stating, “The AKC has found exactly what we need for our headquarters. The building is exquisite and supports the needs of our growing staff. We are content in knowing that we found the space, comfort and amenities that are desired for our organization.”
Earlier this year, the AKC and the AKC Museum of the Dog announced its decision to move the Museum to New York City. The extensive and unique collection of dog art will be showcased on the ground and adjoining third floor of the building, allowing for the Museum’s collection to join the brilliant art culture of New York.
“The AKC Museum of the Dog houses one of the largest collections of dog art in the world,” says Candy Caciolo, President of the AKC Museum of the Dog Board. “This new space gives us an opportunity to bring this collection to the culture loving audience of New York City and its many visitors from around the world.”
HJ Kalikow & Co has been recognized as a leader in real estate development, ownership, management and construction for generations. Its 101 Park Avenue property represents that corporate commitment to excellence, integrity and vision. Its distinctive architectural design dominates the corner of Park Avenue and 40th Street, where an expansive granite plaza, fountain and welcoming rest area greet the visitor. The entry to 101 Park Avenue features striking granite columns which frame the stunning five-story skylight.
Peter Kalikow, owner of 101 Park Avenue, stated, “Since its inception, 101 Park Avenue has been the home to some of the most prestigious companies in corporate America. We are extremely proud that the AKC has chosen 101 Park Avenue as the site for its world headquarters as well as the Museum of the Dog. Since 1884, the AKC has been the premier name in the registry of purebred dogs and is indeed in the business of recognizing excellence. We are honored that the AKC has selected our award-winning building for its new home.”
The transaction was handled on AKC’s behalf by Rich Speciale of AEQUITAS, LLC, Stephen Siegel and Chris Corrinet of CBRE and Glenn Issacson of Cushman & Wakefield and negotiated on behalf of AKC by J Bland of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP and Jay Waks, Sr. EVP & General Counsel for the AKC.