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JLL Successfully Negotiates New Office Lease for Fort Worth Law Firm

Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, LLP signs office lease at Pier 1 Imports Building

FORT WORTH, October 24, 2016 – JLL today announced the firm successfully negotiated a new 10,183 square foot office lease on behalf of Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, LLP. The Fort Worth-based law firm will be relocating to the top floor of the Pier 1 Imports Building located at 100 Energy Way in Fort Worth, Texas.

JLL Executive Vice President Pat McDowell negotiated the lease on behalf of Cotten Schmidt & Abbott and Managing Director Todd Burnette represented Pier 1 Imports.

"We have secured Cotten Schmidt & Abbott in one of the premiere assets in Fort Worth," said McDowell. "The Pier 1 Imports Building gives the firm a great location near numerous restaurants and amenities and provides the accessibility their clients and employees need."

The expanded CBD office submarket remains stable with vacancy just below 15%. As the suburban market has tightened up, the greater CBD area has become attractive to tenants that historically would not look Downtown and has helped bolster absorption, according to JLL Research.  

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. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.1 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