Swire Signs 108-KSF Lease with Akerman LLP at Brickell City Centre Green
- Oct 20, 2014
Akerman LLP will soon move its headquarters to Brickell City Centre Green. The largest law firm in the Sunshine State will occupy 108,000 square feet, 80 percent of the Class A office space in Swire Properties’ tower.
The new anchor tenant is a top 100 U.S. transactions and trial law firm with more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals. With offices in 20 cities nationwide, the company is also ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard. Akerman’s Miami branch is the largest on the local market, with 160 lawyers, currently in the SunTrust building at One Southeast Third Avenue. The firm acts as real estate and land use counsel to Swire Properties in the development of Brickell City Centre, Miami’s 5.4 million square-foot, billion dollar development which is the largest mixed-use project currently under construction in the U.S.
Brickell City Centre Green is one of two office buildings under construction within Brickell City Centre. Located at 98 SE Seventh Street, on the East block of the property, the tower has direct access to the Eighth Street Metromover station, which the is currently being upgraded by the developer. The top of the building will wear a sign with Akerman LLP’s name.
The complex has also recently welcomed Saks Fifth Avenue as retail anchor. Reach, the first residential tower of the project is over 70 percent sold at the moment. The second office tower, to be called “Two”, is expected to open in early 2016.
Tere Blanca, President and CEO of Blanca Commercial Real Estate represented the tenant with support from Alexander Cahlin and David Valdez. The relocation has been this year’s largest corporate lease transaction in Miami.
Photo credits: Swire Properties Inc.