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Cleveland

Inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art: Two-Building Development Planned for Westlake Campus at I-90 and Crocker Interchange

Exclusive JLL partnership to deliver more than 100,000 square feet of truly unique Class A office space


CLEVELAND, MARCH 13 2018 -  JLL is pleased to announce the upcoming construction of Convergent—two new state-of-the-art office buildings—located in Westlake, Ohio. 

The development will bring more than 100,000 square feet of artistically inspired, modern, Class A office space to Northeast Ohio. 

Convergent has been envisioned by the architectural team at Vocon and will be constructed by Infinity Construction. This is the team behind the Equity Trust headquarters building currently on the Convergent campus.

Amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows for ample natural light, agile workspaces, signage opportunities along I-90, outdoor balconies and walking trails. The site provides close proximity to area amenities including Cleveland's CBD, the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Crocker Park, one of Ohio's most vibrant shopping and entertainment centers.

"We're eager to add to Greater Cleveland's growth by developing world-class, collaborative office environments inspired by local landmarks like the Cleveland Museum of Art", said Vocon Director Dave Robar, AIA. "The Convergent campus will be the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio, with high-caliber aesthetics coupled with integrated spaces that foster innovation."

The two office buildings—Convergent East and Convergent West—will sit on either side of the Equity Trust headquarters which is located at 1 Equity Way near Clemens Road directly north of the I-90 Crocker Road interchange. 

JLL will serve as the exclusive leasing agent for the development. 

JLL Vice President J.R. Fairman and Executive Vice President Andrew Coleman will represent the property throughout the leasing process. Following preleasing from interested tenants, construction is expected to take between nine and 12 months for each building.

"Our workplaces are changing" said Fairman. "Convergent provides the features and amenities top companies are seeking to influence productivity and growth by attracting and retaining top tier talent."

Both buildings will be comprised of three floors of flexible workspaces that can be easily modified to accommodate business growth and employees' individual work styles.

Director of Development for the Convergent Project Rich Desich said "We have a tremendous team that has come together to create the Convergent project. We're excited to bring forward creative, artistically inspired office buildings and to welcome innovative and high performing companies to Westlake."

For more information, please visit www.jll.com/cleveland.

             

About Vocon

Established in 1987 with offices in Cleveland and New York, Vocon creates distinctive, high-performance environments where people work, live and play for private and public-sector clients across the globe through the delivery of full-scale architectural project capabilities including architecture, interior design, experiential brand design, workplace strategy and change communications. Licensed in all 50 states, Vocon is one of the largest design firms in the country as well as one of the top 50 design firms internationally. Some of the largest organizations worldwide are Vocon clients including WeWork, PwC, KeyBank, Goodyear and Willis Towers Watson. For more information about Vocon, visit www.vocon.com.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion and fee revenue of $6.7 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 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 www.jll.com.