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Franklin Street Secures Office Lease Renewal for Shutts & Bowen in Tampa

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Chris Butler, managing director, secured a 46,832-SF office renewal in Tampa's Westshore submarket.

Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate company, has secured a 46,832-square-foot office renewal for Shutts & Bowen, LLP, a Florida-wide business law firm. Shutts & Bowen signed a 10-year lease at Corporate Center IV at International Plaza, an office tower located in the heart of Tampa’s Westshore business district. In 2018, the firm celebrated its 108th business anniversary including eight years at the current site in Westshore.

Chris Butler, managing director for Franklin Street’s Office and Industrial division, negotiated the lease renewal on behalf of Shutts & Bowen, which has offices in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach. Cushman & Wakefield’s Jimmy Garvey represented the landlord in the transaction.

“This lease renewal represents a strong commitment by a successful statewide firm to ensure their office remains in the largest commercial market in the Tampa Bay region,” said Butler.  “Franklin Street is honored to partner with Shutts and Bowen for this exciting new phase of growth in the firm’s history.” 

Built in 2008, Corporate Center IV at International Plaza is Westshore’s newest premier, Gold LEED-certified office building. The Class A, eight-story building with more than 250,000 square feet is immediately adjacent to International Plaza Mall and Tampa International Airport. Corporate Center IV is centrally located with easy access to I-275, Veterans Expressway and State Road 60.

About Shutts & Bowen LLP:
Established in 1910, Shutts & Bowen is a full-service business law firm with 50 attorneys licensed in the Tampa office and more than 290 lawyers working in major metropolitan markets across Florida. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at

About Franklin Street: Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its divisions – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at


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