NEW YORK — Three high-profile firms, Laird & Partners, Judith Leiber and Cynthia Steffe, have signed deals to move to larger corporate headquarters, taking advantage of the soft commercial real estate market and locations that support the brand images.

According to PBS Realty Advisors, which brokered the deals, office rents are down 10 percent since the Sept. 11 attacks and there’s about 14 million square feet of commercial space available in Manhattan, from 59th Street to Wall Street. About 8 million square feet was leased last year and based on what is expected to become available this year, there’s about a two-year supply of office space in the marketplace.

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