Greenberg Traurig Affirms Commitment To The Tampa Bay Area, Signs 10-Year Lease in Bank of America
International law firm to build state-of-the-art office space
TAMPA, Fla. – May 7, 2015 – As part of its long-term commitment to the Tampa Bay Area and to accommodate future growth, international law firm Greenberg Traurig announced it has signed a 10-year lease for 20,000-plus square feet of “Class A” space, occupying the entire 19th floor of the Bank of America Plaza building. The deal is one of the largest in Tampa this year, based on square footage.
Greenberg Traurig will occupy its newly designed and constructed offices this fall. The design will place Greenberg Traurig’s attorneys, business staff, and clients into some of the most efficient and functional space in the area.
“Our new location will help us work more efficiently in space that facilitates teamwork and collaboration,” said David B. Weinstein, Tampa Managing Shareholder. “It also will support the growth we anticipate for the region, our clients, and our firm. This move to a full floor and the ten-year lease term reflect Greenberg Traurig’s strong commitment to the Tampa Bay area. With its convenient location near museums, parks, the Riverwalk, hotels, and other features of the central business district, Bank of America Plaza provides us better access to the cultural, civic, and business communities.”
The high-tech space designed by the international architecture firm, Gensler, includes the following features:
· “Transparent” design elements, such as glass front walls on offices, that allow natural light to permeate the entire floor plan
· Interactive technology that allows lawyers to move throughout the office and connect seamlessly with the firm’s global network
· Adaptable spaces that can be easily modified for a variety of functions, including conference rooms and collaborative work spaces
· Adjustable pneumatic workspaces that provide flexibility to work sitting or standing
· Expandable, multipurpose space that can be used as conference rooms, training rooms, and to host events for clients, charitable organizations, and other community partners
“We’re creating an office that exemplifies the future of the legal profession,” said Bert Oliva, managing director of Gensler’s Tampa office. “Greenberg Traurig is a leader in embracing design concepts shared by firms that are defining the law firm of tomorrow. We have enjoyed working with the firm in Tampa and in other cities to create space that will be welcoming and efficient for both clients and employees.”
Jack K. Hoskins Jr., senior vice president and leader of CBRE’s Tenant Rep group in Tampa, represented Greenberg Traurig on the deal.
About Greenberg Traurig -Tampa
Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office represents clients in a broad array of civil and criminal litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts—including complex and high-stakes trials—both in Florida and around the country. We also regularly represent clients in labor & employment, real estate, environmental, land development, corporate, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, public finance, tax, and other business planning and transactions. We work closely with our Orlando office to offer clients full-service representation in the region, with our six other Florida offices to provide seamless statewide representation, and with dozens of Greenberg Traurig offices throughout the United States and abroad to provide clients with both local expertise and global reach. Nine Greenberg Traurig Tampa practices are listed as top-tier by U.S. News–Best Law Firms®. In addition, members of our team are recognized in Chambers and Partners USA Guide, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The Legal 500 United States, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, and Best Lawyers in America.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms’ client relationships. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.