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Jones Lang LaSalle represents Class A office tower in latest lease completion

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 26, 2013) – Brickell World Plaza inks its fifth lease in the first half of the year, with law firm Gunster signing a lease to occupy the entire 35th floor totaling 21,355 square feet at 600 Brickell at Brickell World Plaza. Jones Lang LaSalle exclusively handles the office leasing on behalf of Foram Group, the developer of the newest class A office tower in the Brickell Financial District. The law firm is relocating its Miami office from One Biscayne Tower in Downtown Miami. Financial terms of the 12-year lease were not disclosed.

After touring the market for new offices for a year and a half, Gunster, a leading business law firm with offices across Florida, chose to relocate to Brickell World Plaza because of the tower’s technology and infrastructure capabilities, prime location within the bustling Brickell area, and strong tenant roster of leading companies. Among the tenants calling the 40-story tower home are: banking giant Northern Trust, law firm Hogan Lovells, Crédit Agricole Private Banking Miami, Boston Consulting Group, New York-based commercial and construction mortgage lender Doral Money Inc., and global mediation and arbitration service provider JAMS.

“We’re excited that Gunster is moving its Miami office to the 600 Brickell building. This is the finest office building in Miami and is a prime location in Brickell, the hub of Miami’s business community,” said H. William ‘Bill’ Perry, Gunster’s Managing Shareholder. “This move continues to position us as one of Florida’s preeminent law firms and will further help us to grow and recruit talented attorneys to Gunster.”

The move to 600 Brickell affirms Gunster’s commitment to Miami, as the firm continues to invest in its attorneys and staff in the Miami marketplace.  Over the past 18 months, the law firm has grown by recruiting numerous high profile, highly-skilled shareholders and associates to its existing Miami office established in 1995.  Senior attorneys who recently joined the firm include Judge Angel Cortiñas, a white collar defense lawyer and litigator; Simon Ferro, former U.S. ambassador to Panama and an environmental and land use attorney; Amy Brigham Boulris and Juan Muniz, property rights, eminent domain and land use attorneys; and William Hill, a business litigator.

Jones Lang LaSalle Executive Vice President Glenn H. Gregory and Senior Vice President Noël Steinfeld represented 600 Brickell’s developer, Foram Group, in the lease. Together, Jack Lowell of Flagler Real Estate Services and Gregory Katz of Studley represented Gunster.

Brickell World Plaza is one of a select few office properties in the world to earn LEED Platinum pre-certification from the US Green Building Council. Amenities for tenants include a private fitness center, conference center and tele-conference facilities, and a valet dry cleaner service. One of the tower’s unique features is a 30,000-square-foot landscaped plaza that welcomes visitors and offers employees easy access to the street level.

Available office spaces for lease range from 3,500 square feet to 25,000 square feet. Average rental rates range from $44.00 to $48.00 per square foot. For leasing opportunities, please contact JLL’s Glenn H. Gregory at (305) 789-6505 and Noël Steinfeld at (305) 704-1338.

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About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management.

About Gunster

Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with 11 offices around the state providing counsel to leading businesses and individuals. Our statewide presence and culture reflect the firm’s status as Florida’s law firm for business. Gunster serves clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 150 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms. 

Contact:

Jenni Garrison

Director of Corporate Communications

561-804-4350, jgarrison@gunster.com

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