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Boston, MA

Law Firms Sign Leases at Seaport East and Seaport West


BOSTON, May 15, 2012 – Pembroke Real Estate today announced the signing of four new leases at Seaport Place, including law firms Bernkopf Goodman; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP; and Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP, as well as Potamus Trading, LLC. The new leases represent a combined total of 53,193 square feet at Seaport East and 7,467 square feet at Seaport West.

The new Seaport Place tenants include:

  • Bernkopf Goodman LLP, a full-service Boston law firm specializing in commercial real estate, corporate and business law, and civil litigation, will lease 18,418 square feet at Seaport East. Garrett Larivee and David Richardson of McCall & Almy represented Bernkopf Goodman.
  • Finnegan, an international intellectual property law firm, will lease 33,209 square feet at Seaport East. Bill Motley of Jones Lang LaSalle represented Finnegan.
  • Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP, an executive advocacy, employment law and litigation firm, will lease 7,467 square feet at Seaport West and was represented by Kelly Lockberg and Tom O’Regan of Jones Lang LaSalle.
  • Potamus Trading, LLC will lease 1,566 square feet at Seaport East and was represented by Lauren Cuozzo of Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Seaport Place continues to attract leading area businesses, especially professional services companies,” said David Lucey, vice president, Pembroke Real Estate. “These firms are the latest among a number of companies over the past year that have chosen Seaport Place as the location where they want to conduct business. This strong leasing momentum is further affirmation of the strength of the area and we look forward to welcoming these and other businesses to the Seaport.”

Seaport Place has seen an influx of new tenants since mid-2011. During that time, Seaport Place has signed leases with ten new tenants representing a variety of industries for a total of 132,688 square feet. In addition, Pembroke renewed multiple existing Seaport Place tenants, including Boston Private Bank, Fresh City and Core Development Group. The momentum is expected to continue throughout the year.

Developed by Pembroke Real Estate, Seaport East is a 502,000 square foot, 16-story office tower that includes Morton’s Steakhouse, Fresh City and the glass-enclosed Wintergarden atrium. Also developed by Pembroke, Seaport West is a 575,000 square foot, 17-story office tower that includes the new Rosa Mexicano restaurant. Both buildings are LEED® Silver certified and part of Seaport Place, Boston’s only modern waterfront business center.

Located at the heart of the Seaport District and Boston’s evolving Innovation District, Seaport Place includes Seaport East, Seaport West, the Seaport Hotel, Seaport World Trade Center, retail shops and two parks. Seaport Place is home to more than 5,000 workers, as well as Aura, Tamo, Dunkin Donuts, 7-Eleven, Tango, Wave Health & Fitness Center, Sovereign Bank, and Stapleton Floral. The integration of Seaport Place’s offices, hotel, meeting space and retail creates a unique experience for tenants who have access to full concierge services, a premium fitness center, additional meeting space, a 24-hour cab stand, complimentary shuttle services and on-site parks.  Surrounded by Boston’s newest museums and galleries, residential developments, restaurants, hotels and nightspots, Seaport Place is ideally located within a well-designed transportation hub with the MBTA’s Silver Line stop on-site, the adjacent I-90 and I-93 entrances and direct access to Logan International Airport via subway, water taxi or car.

For Bernkopf Goodman and Finnegan, Pembroke was represented by William Barrack and Patrick Nugent of Jones Lang LaSalle. Bill Anderson, Tim Bianchi and Deb Gould of Cushman & Wakefield represented Pembroke Real Estate for the Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP and Potamus Trading transactions.

About Pembroke Real Estate
Pembroke Real Estate is an international real estate advisor that acquires, manages and develops well-located properties in the office, residential and mixed-use sectors. Focused on enhancing long-term value, Pembroke facilitates the investment of private capital of FMR LLC (Fidelity Investments) and FIL Limited into superior real estate opportunities. The firm currently manages more than 655,000 sqm / 7 million sf in key markets across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. With offices in Boston, London, Stockholm, Sydney and Tokyo, Pembroke's pride of ownership is evident in every one of its properties and includes a strong commitment to the environment - more than 65 percent of the firm's portfolio is sustainably certified, or in the process of becoming certified - and delivering the highest-performing, quality product. For more information, visit www.pembrokere.com.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47.2 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.us.joneslanglasalle.com.