In a bid to fill office buildings, landlords offer kegs and nap rooms

Commercial landlords are offering more amenities to draw tenants. The lounge at 4 Times Square in New York features a pool table and a “living wall” of plants. / Photo by John Muggenborg for The New York Times


By C. J. Hughes | The New York Times

Not many people can get away with sleeping on the job. Tishman Speyer, one of New York’s largest commercial landlords, wants to change that.

Last year, the company introduced Zo, a program to expand the perks offered to its tenants, including nap rooms at Rockefeller Center. “Please associate me with sleeping on the job,” said E. B. Kelly, a managing director at Tishman Speyer who oversees the effort.

Hoping to lure new tenants in a sluggish market, commercial towers across the country are dangling amenities often associated with luxury apartment living, like pool tables, wine storage and golf simulators.


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