Vornado’s PENN 1 in NYC Named First HqO Best Spaces to Work Certified Space

NEW YORK, April 21st 2023 - PENN 1 construction progress at Penn 1.
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Last month HqO launched its Best Spaces to Work program, the only global recognition and certification program that scores and validates end-user real estate experiences in spaces across the world, globally.

Now, just a few weeks later, we are proud to announce the first property certified — Vornado’s PENN 1 in the heart of THE PENN DISTRICT in New York City!


More about PENN 1

The gravitational epicenter of Midtown Manhattan and the most connected neighborhood in the City, PENN 1, a 2.5 million square foot, 55-story tower with breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and direct access to Penn Station and the new Moynihan Train Hall, recently underwent a building-wide renovation. Viewed as the first step in creating a 10-million square foot connected campus — a vibrant crossroads that blends connectivity and community — Vornado has designed and reprogrammed the district to include premium office space, over 10 acres of new public plazas, new landscaping and green space throughout, over 1 million square feet of new retail offerings, a plethora of dining options, and a host of new and improved entrances to Penn Station and the subway system.

 “The moment prospective tenants arrive at PENN 1, they realize it’s unlike any other office space in New York City. Our building-wide redevelopment has been successful in attracting forward-looking companies that are equally committed to creating a dynamic, exciting, and collaborative workplace,” said Vornado Realty Trust Executive Vice President Glen Weiss. “Our tenants continue to explore all three floors of our new “WorkLife” amenities including a grab-and-go coffee bar; full-service restaurant, bar, and private dining rooms; a wellness and fitness center; and an array of flexible workspace and conference facilities. Our long-standing partnership with HqO has helped position us as an industry leader in tenant experience in THE PENN DISTRICT.  We are honored that PENN 1 is among the first to receive this industry-changing designation and we look forward to certifying our entire portfolio across New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco into this innovative program.”

Congratulations to the Vornado team at PENN 1. At HqO we are proud and excited to highlight the best performers, like PENN 1, that are leading the transformation of the real estate market, investing in their real estate experience strategy to support leasing, optimize operating expenses, increase tenant retention, and ultimately drive NOI. 


Do you think your space has what it takes to join PENN 1 on the Best Spaces to Work list? Nominate your property, office, or amenity space by March 15 to be included in the Q1 Best Spaces to Work list.

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