Blank Rome, LLP to Relocate to 717 Texas Ave

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Savills Studley Represents AmLaw 100 Law Firm in Signing Long Term Lease in Houston’s CBD

Blank Rome, LLP will move into 27,144 square feet at 717 Texas Avenue from 700 Louisiana St. in February 2015, expanding their downtown footprint in Houston by nearly 6,000 square feet.

The decision to relocate to 717 Texas Avenue is a smart move for Blank Rome in Houston. We were able to increase the size of the firm’s current square footage by 25%, but more than double the current number of attorney offices.

Leading global commercial real estate services firm, Savills Studley, announces it represented Blank Rome LLP in negotiating its long term lease of 27,144 square feet on the 14th floor of 717 Texas Avenue. The AmLaw 100 law firm currently occupies space on the 40th and 41st floors of 700 Louisiana St. Blank Rome, who will expand its footprint by nearly 6,000 square feet, plans to relocate in February 2015.

Kevin Hodges, Senior Managing Director at Savills Studley represented Blank Rome in the transaction and his colleague Ed Bowerman acted as the project management consultant on the build-out of the space. Michael Anderson of Colvill Office Properties represented the landlord, Block 59 Limited Partnership.

“The decision to relocate to 717 Texas Avenue is a smart move for Blank Rome in Houston. We were able to increase the size of the firm’s current square footage by 25%, but more than double the current number of attorney offices,” states Hodges. He adds that Blank and Rome increased in-building parking by 7 fold as well.

According to Blank Rome’s Houston Administrative Partner, Barry Abrams, the upcoming move demonstrates the firm’s long-term commitment to fulfill the needs of its clients in the vibrant Texas legal market.

About Blank Rome LLP
Blank Rome LLP is an AmLaw 100 firm with attorneys in twelve offices serving clients across the globe. Clients include businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities. Blank Rome attorneys counsel their clients in all aspects of their businesses including financial services; mergers & acquisitions and private equity; public companies and capital formation; venture capital; bankruptcy and financial restructuring; health law; real estate; commercial and corporate litigation; employment benefits and labor; government relations; intellectual property; business tax; maritime, international trade and procurement; matrimonial; product liability; trusts and estates; and white collar, internal and government investigations. Additionally, Blank Rome attorneys represent pro bono clients in a wide variety of cases and matters.

About Savills Studley
Savills Studley is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, the firm pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Today, supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. The firm’s comprehensive commercial real estate platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. With 25 offices in the U.S. and a heritage of innovation, Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.

The firm is part of London-headquartered Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider with over 27,000 professionals and over 600 locations around the world. Savills plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SVS.L).

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