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Our national and local commercial leasing teams are widely known for their broad market perspective and creative problem-solving capabilities, advising both landlords and tenants across a range of industry sectors. Our clients include national and local building owners, investors, asset managers, as well as multi-national companies, associations and educational institutions.

Understanding prevailing market conditions, having excellent relationships with market participants and regularly representing both landlords and tenants provide us with a balanced and business-oriented perspective that enables us to get deals done in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our experience with construction contracts, architect’s agreements and other design professional agreements, as well as with governmental incentive programs, paves the way for us to seamlessly take a landlord or a tenant from term sheet to move-in.

Members of our team are some of the leading commercial leasing lawyers in the country and includes experienced staff lawyers and special counsel whose in-depth leasing experience enables us to finalize transactions with maximum efficiency in a cost-effective manner, while maintaining consistency and excellence in the quality of the work product.

Areas of Focus

  • Build-to-Suit
  • Data Centers
  • Government/GSA
  • Ground Leases
  • Ground-up Development
  • Industrial/Warehouse
  • Leasehold Condominiums
  • Office
  • Retail and Restaurant
  • Sale-Leaseback
  • Other Specialty

Experience

Tenant representation includes:

  • Pfizer, Inc. acting as national real estate counsel with all types of real estate transactions including: a 20 year, 800,000 square foot office lease in the new Hudson Yards tower The Spiral, in New York City. The Spiral will serve as the new global headquarters for Pfizer.
  • Saks and Company in four simultaneous leases of 400,000 square feet of office space and 140,000 square feet of retail space in downtown New York City.
  • Cisco Systems in all types of real estate, including: a $157 million sale and leaseback of an eight-building portion of its headquarters campus in San Jose, CA; and numerous space leases and amendments across the country.
  • Revlon in the negotiation of its multi-floor headquarters lease at One New York Plaza.

Landlord representation includes:

  • Beacon Capital Partners in ongoing leasing work including 115,000 square foot, 15-year lease with MedStar Health for an outpatient surgical center in downtown D.C.; and multiple leases at 601 New Jersey Avenue in the Capital Hill submarket, including Amazon, Leavitt Partners, One Medical, Summit and AT&T.
  • Minskoff Equities in its leasing program of approximately 400,000 square feet of office, educational and retail space at 51 Astor Place, including office tenants such as IBM, CVS and Shake Shack.
  • Columbia Property Trust, Inc. in ongoing leasing work including two leases with WeWork in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco; and numerous other office and retail leases across the country.
  • Skanska USA including focusing on the initial leasing of ground-up development, including: a 114,000 square foot, 16-year lease with a leading international law firm in Washington, D.C.; and the leasing of 99 M Street.

Attorneys

Jeffrey R. Keitelman

Co-Managing Partner

Washington, DC

202-739-2810

jkeitelman@stroock.com

Benjamin M. Lee

Special Counsel

Washington, DC

202-739-2856

bmlee@stroock.com

Joseph F. Miller

Special Counsel

Washington, DC

202-739-2825

jfmiller@stroock.com

Hala M. Sibay

Special Counsel

Washington, DC

202-739-2893

hsibay@stroock.com

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