Leasing Activity Heats Up at 55 Allen Plaza
- Sep 17, 2012
Less than a week after an official announcement that Cushman & Wakefield is joining Lincoln Property Co. Southeast in leasing the 55 Allen Plaza tower, the Class A office building landed two new leases.
Afterburner—a business consulting and teambuilding services firm—signed a lease expansion to occupy a total of 8,784 square feet. Lincoln Property represented the landlord, while the tenant was represented by Greg Baxendale of Transwestern.
The Fogle Law Firm, which focuses on immigration issues, signed a five-year lease for 4,285 square feet of space. The law firm currently has its offices in The Grant Building downtown and wanted to stay in the area. Lincoln’s Sabrina Altenbach represented the tenant, which is scheduled to move in this fall, and Leigh Braswell of Lincoln Property represented the landlord.
“These are two important leases,” said Braswell, a vice president with Lincoln Property Co. Southeast. “Afterburner has been an outstanding tenant for 55 Allen Plaza, and we are pleased to be able to accommodate the firm’s growth needs. The Fogle Law Firm is a growing business as well, and the firm will be a welcome addition to 55 Allen Plaza’s roster of first-class tenants.” Prominent tenants in the building, which was opened in 2007, also include Ernst & Young, Skanska and the design firm ASD.
According to another company announcement, The Bread Box, a café that will serve breakfast, lunch and Starbucks coffee and also feature fresh-baked bread, will open in the building in October. Carlyle’s Catering, a well-known Atlanta-based firm, will operate the café.
Overlooking the Downtown Connector on downtown Atlanta’s northern edge, the 350,000-square-foot, Class A office tower provides tenants with easy access to all of Atlanta’s sub-markets, and, as part of the Allen Plaza mixed-use development, the building is surrounded by amenities including restaurants, the W-Atlanta Downtown Hotel & Residences, retail and Centennial Olympic Park. 55 Allen Plaza recently achieved LEED Gold certification.
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