Linklaters Inks Lease for First Area Location at Iconic Homer Building

    Linklaters Inks Lease for First Area Location at Iconic Homer Building

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America
announced today that global law firm Linklaters LLP has entered into a 10-year
lease for 9,900 square feet at The Homer Building at 601 Thirteenth Street,
NW, in the heart of Washington, DC. Linklaters is a global law firm that
advises in transactions for companies, financial institutions, and
governments, and has a presence in over 27 cities around the world. The Homer
Building is the first area location for the firm.


"Linklaters is a wonderful addition to The Homer Building," said P. Brian
Connolly, Senior Vice President of Akridge, which represented the Landlord in
the transaction. "This firm is a perfect fit for the high-end Clients that the
building attracts and is further evidence of the desirability of downtown
Washington and trophy class properties such as The Homer Building."

A prominent landmark in Washington, DC commercial architecture, the
trophy-class building was redeveloped and expanded by seven stories in 1990.
It is home to other top-tier Clients such as BGR, Toyota, and Amgen. It has
become known as an ideal blend of classic style meeting cutting edge
technology. The historic features are accented by contemporary high-end
amenities including concierge service, 12-story atrium, rooftop terrace,
full-service fitness center, and high-efficiency building performance. The
Homer Building carries three top credentials for energy efficiency including:
LEED Gold, Energy Star, and most recently, BOMA 360 Performance Building

Akridge's Wil Pace and Katie Gorretta, represented the building ownership in
the lease, and Linklaters was represented by Phil Leibow, Greg McCavera and
Matthew Coursen of Jones Lang LaSalle. Akridge developed the LEED Gold, Energy
Star certified building in 1990, and retains a minority ownership interest in
the asset. Akridge also provides leasing and property management for the

About Akridge
Akridge is a comprehensive real estate services company that provides
acquisition, development, construction management, asset management, property
management, leasing, and consulting services. Founded in 1974, the company has
acquired or developed more than 12 million square feet of commercial space and
currently manages four million square feet throughout the DC area. The
industry's foremost benchmarking firm, CEL & Associates, has ranked Akridge
the number one real estate firm in the country for Client satisfaction, among
firms of similar size, ten times since 1999. Akridge has been honored with the
National Capital Business Ethics Award, and has also been recognized as the
Best Place to Work in Greater Washington by the Washington Business Journal.
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About Mitsui Fudosan America
Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. (MFA), the US subsidiary of Japan's largest real
estate company, is a real estate investment and development firm headquartered
in New York. The company's history in the US market began in the early 1970s
with its acquisition and redevelopment of the renowned Halekulani Hotel in
Waikiki, Hawaii. Subsequent investments were made in Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Washington, DC and New York. MFA's flagship commercial property is
located at 1251 Avenue of Americas in New York City, one of the city's most
prestigious business addresses. For more information, please visit

About Linklaters
As one of the leading global law firms, Linklaters undertake the most
important and challenging assignments for the world's leading companies,
financial institutions and governments, helping them to achieve their
objectives by solving their most complex and important legal issues.

With 27 offices in 19 countries, Linklaters builds lasting relationships with
their clients, and are committed to supporting them at all times, as they
adjust to changes in their markets and the regulatory landscape. The size and
shape of their business is determined by their clients and the work done for
them. Linklaters believes that the strength and depth of their practices,
their client relationships, their sector approach, the quality of their people
and their global platform give them significant competitive advantage.

SOURCE Akridge

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