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WASHINGTON,  DC

JLL Represents Drinker Biddle & Reath in Renewal of Lease for 91,973 SF at 1500 K St.


WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 – JLL’s Law Firm Group represented Drinker Biddle & Reath in the renewal of its lease at 1500 K St. in Washington, DC for 91,973 square feet. Under the new agreement, Drinker Biddle & Reath will lease space in the building on the fourth, fifth, 10th and 11th floors.

In addition to completely renovating its existing office space, Drinker Biddle will add a conference center on the 11th floor to complement the existing conference rooms that originally served as the offices for the president of the Southern Railway Company. During the next 18 months, the building will undergo a significant renovation to bring it up to modern standards. This includes a new HVAC system, common areas, building lobby, and parking and exterior building enhancements.

“After an extensive search and evaluation of relocation options, we concluded that this special location in the heart of the city suits us very well. We are excited about the renovation which will provide important enhancements and new efficiencies,” said Maureen Donahue Hardwick, Regional Partner-in-Charge of the Washington, DC office.

Greg McCavera, Philip Leibow, Tom Doughty and Elizabeth Cooper from JLL’s Law Firm Group represented Drinker Biddle in the transaction. Ed Gilpin of Lincoln Property Trust represented the building owner Grosvenor Americas.

“We evaluated all opportunities for Drinker, Biddle & Reath including new construction and existing buildings, and determined that staying at 1500 K St. was the right fit for the firm,” said McCavera.

About Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national  law firm with 620 lawyers in 12 offices providing client service in areas such as intellectual property, commercial litigation, communications litigation, corporate and securities, corporate restructuring, employee benefits and executive compensation, environment and energy, government and regulatory affairs, health care, insurance coverage, investment management, labor and employment, life insurance and annuities, products liability and mass tort litigation, private client services, and real estate.

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 $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.6 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 www.jll.com.​