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Tishman Speyer Announces 35,000 sq. ft. Lease at Washington, D.C.’s 1100 First Street NE

Washington, D.C. November 16, 2009

Building Earns LEED® Gold Certification

Tishman Speyer announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has signed a 10-year lease for 35,000 square feet at 1100 First Street NE, the firm’s recently completed trophy office tower in Washington, D.C.

Tishman Speyer also announced today that 1100 First Street NE has earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first building in the District’s emerging NoMa neighborhood to earn the designation.

FERC, expanding from nearby 888 First Street NE, is the first tenant for the 348,000-square-foot building, which stands out as NoMa’s visual centerpiece. The all-glass building was designed by award-winning architecture firms Krueck & Sexton and Gensler—the latter being the architect of record. It features striking contemporary artwork in the lobby that can be seen from the street, created by world-famous UK artist David Batchelor.

Commenting on the lease transaction announced today, Brian Berry, Regional Managing Director for Tishman Speyer, said, “Attracting FERC to our new property is a good start, and we hope it will prove to be the first of several leasing successes over the next several months. Competition for blue-chip tenants has never been more intense. But, by delivering the best possible building to the best emerging submarket location, we believe we will be successful in the long term.”

FERC was represented in the transaction by GSA. Dan Dooley and Scott Franklin of Tishman Speyer represented building ownership.

About Tishman Speyer (www.tishmanspeyer.com)

Tishman Speyer is one of the leading owners, developers, operators and fund managers of first-class real estate in the world. Since 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed and operated over 320 projects totaling over 116 million square feet across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, including signature properties such as New York’s Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center, Berlin’s Sony Center, and Torre Norte in São Paulo, Brazil.