Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the world’s largest employment and labor law firm, and Studley, a commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant lease representation, have signed long term leases for 17,317 and 7,580 square feet, respectively, at Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami. Combined, the leases have a value of over $14 million.
“Adding two top notch firms like Littler Mendelson and Studley to the already impressive tenant roster at Wells Fargo Center re-emphasizes the prestige of this trophy asset,” stated Taylor & Mathis’s Brian Gale, who spearheads leasing efforts for owner MetLife. “As one of the top tenant rep firms in Miami, Studley knows the market as well as anyone. That they chose Wells Fargo Center for their South Florida headquarters speaks volumes about the quality of this prestigious downtown Miami office tower.”
“MetLife is extremely pleased to welcome such high caliber firms as Littler Mendelson and Studley to Wells Fargo Center. We are committed to a long-term investment in the development and look forward to growing our tenant roster with such high quality firms,” stated Chuck Davis, regional director of MetLife’s Tampa real estate investment office.
Carter Hopkins of CBRE co-brokered the transaction representing Littler Mendelson, which was recently named “Law Firm of the Year” in Labor Law – Management from U.S. News and Best Lawyers for the second consecutive year.
Greg Katz of Studley negotiated the lease transaction on behalf of Studley.
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In conjunction with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Taylor & Mathis of Florida will host Thursday’s (October 25th) Cocktails to Closings at Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami. The event is part of a series of networking receptions throughout key real estate markets in Greater Miami which showcase premiere commercial properties.
Have you noticed all of the beautiful additions to the Wells Fargo Center lobby? Insight Design was tasked with creating a beautiful and warm space for our tenants and their clients.
The design firm used clean architectural lines to enhance and complement the existing contemporary lobby ambience to create a more user-friendly space. New seating clusters and landscaping provide scale while natural, organic elements are seen in the mixture of wood and leather organic materials covering the furniture along with the natural wool and silk fibers in the beautiful, custom-designed area rug.
A focal point in the lobby is the art piece from local artist Gavin Perry. Perry’s work is displayed in major art museums across the country and abroad. We are proud that Wells Fargo Center is among such storied company. More information about his work is available from the Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami. www.snitzer.com
Brokers celebrated leap year with lunch on the 34th floor of Wells Fargo Center. Approximately 50 brokers attended the lunch while enjoying the spectacular water views and chair massages courtesy of the on-site JW Marriott Marquis’ Rik Rak Spa. The event was hosted by Taylor & Mathis of Florida and MetLife.
Great Water Views
MetLife upon taking full ownership of Wells Fargo Center in late 2011, announced the selection of Taylor & Mathis to lease and manage the 615,000 square foot office building. MetLife purchased MDM’s stake in Wells Fargo Center once development was complete. According to MetLife spokesman Chris Breslin, “MetLife plans to hold on to the property for a long time. We are committed to a long-term investment in the development, which is just one of several properties in the MetLife South Florida portfolio.”
Upon assuming the leasing role, Taylor & Mathis has implemented an aggressive marketing campaign focusing on key amenities including the on-site JW Marriott Marquis hotel complete with an entertainment complex, unique dining options and conference facilities. This message is communicated with the new positioning strategy “Tenancy Has Its Privileges.”