The law firm of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, has signed a nearly 20,000-square-foot lease for the entire 22nd floor of 250 East Fifth Street, the Chiquita Center, in Cincinnati, OH.
International commercial real estate services firm Studley represented the law firm in the lease extension and restructure. Senior Vice President Geoffrey Adaire and Managing Director Adam Mitchell of Studley’s Midwest Group represented Porter Wright. Porter Wright has offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, Naples, FL and Washington, D.C. and is among the top 200 law firms in the nation, as recognized by the AmLaw.
“The firm’s lease in Cincinnati was set to expire in August of this year, so in 2009 we started evaluating ways to meet their longer-term needs in the Cincinnati market and provide greater operational efficiencies,” explained Mr. Adaire.
“The Chiquita Center continues to be a base from which to serve our clients, both in Cincinnati and beyond, and we’re happy we will have modern, efficient space to grow in the coming years,” said David Croall, Partner-in-Charge of Porter Wright’s Cincinnati office.
In addition to Porter Wright, Studley represents nearly 130 of the AmLaw 200 law firms. Studley has an established dedicated practice – Studley’s Law Firm Practice Group – comprised of senior professionals throughout the country who are experts in the operations of law firms and are focused on ensuring that firms’ real estate decisions enhance their overall businesses.
Over the past year, some of the law firms that Studley has represented nationally include: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, WilmerHale, Herzfeld & Rubin, Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell.
Studley is the only global tenant advisory firm with a pure tenant representation delivery platform. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered this conflict-free business model. Today, with 19 offices nationwide and an international presence through its London office and AOS Studley throughout Europe, Studley provides strategic real estate consulting services to top-tier corporations, law firms, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher education. Information about Studley is available at www.studley.com.