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New non-profit finds home.

A new start up non-profit agency, headed by Joseph Califano and funded by a number of national foundations, has signed a major lease in midtown Manhattan.

The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has committed to 17,300 square feet at 152 West 57th Street (Carnegie Tower). The aggregate rent is $4.7 million.

Califano, who served as secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under President Carter, is chairman of the organization. The organization is funded by such groups as the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Northrop Corporation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The agency's board of directors includes such people as Califano, the Barbara C. Jordon, former Congresswomen from Texas; Donald Keough, president of the Coca-Cola Company and Douglas Fraser, former president of the United Auto Workers.

Stuart I. Romanoff, director of Cushman & Wakefield, represented CASA in negotiations.

CASA's mission is to inform the American people of the enormous economic and social costs of substance abuse throughout society; to foster a sense of individual, institutional and shared responsibility to prevent and combat the problem; and to help provide the needed tools to fulfill that responsibility.
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Title Annotation:Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University leases commercial space at 152 West 57th Street, New York, New York
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Jun 9, 1993
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