Flanked by two champion Leonbergers, a warmhearted bulldog named Dailey, and Hugo, a German Shorthaired Pointer, Peter S. Kalikow, President of H.J. Kalikow & Co., LLC today announced the signing of a major lease at 101 Park Avenue with The American Kennel Club (AKC). The AKC is the largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs. The AKC will house its world corporate headquarters as well as the AKC Museum of the Dog at 101 Park Avenue.
In making the announcement, Mr. Kalikow remarked, “H.J. Kalikow & Co., LLC is proud to welcome the AKC to 101 Park Avenue. The AKC has been the gold standard in purebred dog registry and advocacy for dogs. Similarly, 101 Park Avenue has been the gold standard in Manhattan commercial real estate, delivering superior service and amenities in an award winning architectural office building.”
The lease, of over 60,000 square feet, will have two components. The fifth floor will house the AKC administrative offices. A unique and extensive collection of dog art will be showcased on the lobby level and adjoining third floor of the building.
“We are very excited to move both our headquarters and the museum into 101 Park Avenue,” 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 H.J. Kalikow & Co., LLC.
Dennis Sprung, President of the AKC, stated, “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.”
“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 the opportunity to bring this collection to the culture loving audience of New York City and its many visitors from around the world.”
Peter Kalikow commented, “The AKC joins a prestigious roster of tenants, including Morgan Lewis, Morgan Stanley, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Kelly Drye and Tiger Management. A majority of tenants have resided at 101 Park Avenue since the building’s inception, a testament to the property’s commitment to excellence.”