Law firm Akerman LLP signed a lease for the entire top floor at 1900 16th Street comprising 23,762 square feet in the LoDo area of downtown Denver.
Akerman leased the space previously occupied by another law firm, Reilly Pozner. Akerman’s lease becomes effective July 1 and the firm plans to move into its new space by the end of the year when its current lease expires.
The 17-story office tower is owned by Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT), whose real estate investment advisor is Bentall Kennedy. A team from real estate firm Franklin Street led by Chad Rupp, Franklin Street managing director, helped secure the space for Akerman, which currently occupies 14,658 square feet at 1400 Wewatta St.
The 1900 16th St. building is LEED Gold Certified and located within Union Station, a revitalized historic center in LoDo near the downtown Millennium Bridge and the city’s transit system.
The Denver office expansion is part of several moves related to Akerman’s national growth strategy. This past January, the law firm announced it plans to more than double its Chicago office and in February it said it had relocated its largest office to downtown Miami’s Brickell City Centre.
In New York, its second biggest office, Akerman has signed three lease expansions in the past two and a half years to nearly double the size of its office there.