Perkins Coie To Relocate, Significantly Expand DC Office To 700 13th Street NW
Washington, DC (May 21, 2010)  

International commercial real estate services firm Studley announced today that Perkins Coie has signed a long-term 56,294-square-foot lease to relocate and expand its offices to 700 13th Street, NW in Washington, DC.

The law firm, which presently occupies 43,929-square-feet at 607 14th Street, expects to take occupancy by January 1, 2011.  The impetus for the move was the need to find space that could accommodate Perkins Coie’s rapid growth, as well as the expiration of its existing lease.  Over the last two years, the number of attorneys in its DC office has nearly doubled.

“Working closely with Studley in assessing our options, we determined that 700 13th Street was the right location for both our clients and employees,” said John Devaney, Managing Partner of the firm’s DC office.

Studley Executive Managing Director Steve London and Vice Chairman Lois Zambo represented Perkins Coie in the transaction. Dave Bevirt of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the building landlord Charter Hall.

“This long-term lease not only satisfies Perkins Coie’s recent growth but also provides the law firm with significant flexibility for its future expansion requirements,” said London.  “The build out of the new space will be scaled to its current needs and designed according to today’s law firm standards.” 

Studley, which represents approximately 75 of the AmLaw 100 law firms, has represented Perkins Coie for more than 20 years.

700 13th Street is a 12-story, 243,717-square-foot Class A office building located in DC’s vibrant East End neighborhood. The building is conveniently located across the street from the Metro Center subway station.

According to London, Charter Hall plans to renovate many of the building’s common areas including the main lobby, fitness center and roof deck.

About Perkins Coie.
With more than 700 lawyers in 16 offices across the United States and in China, Perkins Coie serves great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100. For more information about Perkins Coie, visit

About Studley.
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