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Law Firm Nabs Space at Skanska’s 2112 Penn


National law firm Lewis Brisbois has leased 11,500 square feet at Skanska’s 2112 Penn, a 240,000-square-foot office building in Washington, D.C., according to the property’s owner and developer.

The firm signed a lease for nine years and four months at the building, located at 2112 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in D.C.’s central business district. The firm has already moved into the building, recently shifting into its offices after spending some time in a temporary space.

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“The building was able to accommodate them in short-term spec space while they designed and built out their own workspace in previously vacant space,” Mark Carroll, an executive vice president at Skanska, told Commercial Observer. “This helped them accommodate an immediate need and allowed them to customize their long-term lease space.”

The building’s modern design and amenities — including the ground-floor retail — and its ideal transit-oriented location in the CBD were all factors that appealed to the firm, Carroll said.

“The building continues to attract great tenants who are looking for high-quality workspace and building amenities in a premier downtown location,” Carroll said. “It also shows increased momentum for leasing within the building and cements the building’s reputation as a commute-friendly trophy-class building for prominent law firms.”

Notable tenants in the building, which is 62 percent leased, include The Washington Institute for Business, Government and Society and Cleary Gottlieb.

The 11-story, Class A property is LEED Gold certified and boasts a fitness center, three levels of underground parking, and a 6,200-square-foot rooftop terrace with views of the Capitol, Washington Monument and National Cathedral. It also features 10,000 square feet of retail space, currently occupied by North Italia and Flower Child.

2112 Penn is within walking distance from the Foggy Bottom, Farragut West and Farragut North Metro Stations, and provides access to Maryland and Virginia.

Cushman & Wakefield (CWK) represented Skanska in the lease, while Avison Young’s Jonathan Larsen, Bruce McNair and Laura Peterson represented Lewis Brisbois.