Johnson Pope’s new office deal in downtown St. Pete offers a glimpse at the workspace of the future
Excerpted from the Tampa Bay Business Journal
Law firm Johnson Pope has nearly doubled its office footprint in downtown St. Petersburg, moving into the new space in the midst of a global pandemic.
“I will admit, candidly, if I’d known I’d be finishing up construction and opening up office in the middle of Covid-19, I’d have hit pause,” said Guy Burns, managing partner. “But we’re committed.”
Johnson Pope has moved from the Synovus Bank building to 490 First Ave. S. Its previous office space was 11,135 square feet; the new office is 20,000 square feet. Burns declined to disclose the investment in the move.
Franklin Street managing director Chris Butler and director Ryan McCurdy represented Johnson Pope in the move. Wannemacher Jensen Architects designed the space and WJCreate, a general contractor and sister company to Wannemacher Jensen, handled construction.