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Morris, Manning & Martin LLP Takes Additional 11,066 SF at 1401 Eye St.

Law firm expands at Franklin Tower after only one-year in space to accommodate growth in the DC market

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2014 – Morris, Manning & Martin LLP (MMM) announced today that it is expanding at 1401 Eye St., NW in Washington DC.  The firm originally leased 16,572 square feet in July 2013 and is now taking an additional 11,066 square feet.

“MMM has significant momentum in Washington where in the course of a year we have grown from eight to 20 attorneys,” said Louise Wells, Morris, Manning & Martin’s Managing Partner. “This additional space provides exactly the environment we need as we attract and add top talent to our team.”

Greg McCavera, Managing Director, JLL represented MMM in both the original transaction in July 2013 and the expansion to 27,638 square feet.

“We worked with MMM to develop a creative real estate strategy that would support the short- and long-term growth objectives of the Washington, DC office,” said McCavera. “By negotiating a lease with multiple expansion opportunities, we created an environment that allowed the firm to expand when it needed to, without unnecessary expenses.”

The building, known as Franklin Tower, enjoys an outstanding location at the corner of 14th and I Streets, overlooking Franklin Square. The property is adjacent to the McPherson Square Metrorail station, and three blocks from the White House.  This central location offers MMM access to Capitol Hill, the CBD and distinguished hotels, restaurants and retail.

Kevin Howard of CBRE represented Shorenstein, the owner of 1401 Eye St.

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Morris, Manning & Martin ( is an AmLaw 200 law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. To provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity. MMM enjoys national prominence for its real estate, corporate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, energy & infrastructure, capital markets, environmental, insurance, and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington, DC and an alliance with GCN in São Paulo, Brazil.

About JLL
JLL (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 fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit​