Lease Beat

Law Firm Renews Nearly 60,000 SF at Brookfield Place Complex

Law firm Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has signed a 59,323-square-foot renewal of its headquarters space at 200 Liberty Street, which is part of Brookfield Office Properties‘ Brookfield Place complex in Lower Manhattan.

200 Law Firm Renews Nearly 60,000 SF at Brookfield Place ComplexThe firm, which serves the financial and business communities, with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and London, occupies the entire 28th and 29th floors at the 40-story office tower.  

“The floor plate, location, and renovation to the Brookfield Place complex provide RK&O with an excellent platform to continue the firm’s prosperity well into the future,” said Ted Rotante, an executive managing director with Colliers International, who arranged the renewal on behalf of the tenant, in a prepared statement.  

“Brookfield’s redesign of the retail, dining, and public spaces in Brookfield Place, when combined with the outdoor space, retail and transportation at the World Trade Center campus, offer a plethora of amenities for RK&O’s clients and employees.”

The property at 200 Liberty Street is the southernmost office tower at the Brookfield Place complex. It consists of more than 1.7 million square feet of office and retail space, along with interior and exterior public amenities, with other tenants including Willis and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

The Brookfield Place complex encompasses more than eight million square feet within the four unique copper-crowned granite and glass office towers designed by Cesar Pelli, with extensive public space, dozens of shops and restaurants, and a stunning outdoor waterfront esplanade along the Hudson River.

Last year Brookfield Office Properties signed deals with a long list of luxury retailers at the complex, including Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Michael Kors, Scoop, Hermes, Judith & Charles and Calypso St. Barth.

David Cheikin and Christopher Zizza of Brookfield Office Properties represented the landlord in-house in the transaction.

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