NEW YORK CITY – In a two-part transaction, Colliers International has arranged the relocation of The Albert Ellis Institute — a world-renowned non-profit psychotherapy training institute — from the Upper East Side to Midtown South.

In the first transaction, Colliers International arranged for the sale of The Albert Ellis Institute headquarters — a six-story townhouse at 45 East 65th Street — to a private buyer. The building is located between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue.

Colliers International simultaneously arranged an 8,000-square-foot sublease on behalf of The Albert Ellis Institute at 145 East 32nd Street, in Midtown South. The nonprofit organization sublet the entire ninth floor from Ameripath, a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics.

“Albert Ellis is a prominent nonprofit organization that was presented with an opportunity to monetize its real estate while moving to a more centrally located base of operations,” said Steve Chasanoff, Executive Managing Director with Colliers International, who arranged both the sale and sublease on behalf of Albert Ellis. “The organization also wanted to consolidate its entire team onto one floor, with a more efficient layout and use of space.”

Located between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue, 145 East 32nd Street is a well-known 102,000-square-foot medical office building with neo-gothic architecture. The property is owned by Eric and Marty Meyer, Principals of Colliers International Tri-State.

Established in 1959, The Albert Ellis Institute is committed to promoting emotional well-being through the research and application of effective, short-term therapy with long-term results. The institute conducts research and provides continuing education for mental health professionals, self-help workshops for the public and affordable psychotherapy and psychological assessment.

Keith Cody, of CBRE, represented Ameripath in the sublease.

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