Gray Robinson leaving Brickell for Downtown Miami location

GrayRobinson leaving Brickell for Downtown Miami location

MetLife’s Wells Fargo Center

GrayRobinson, one of the fastest growing law firms in Florida with 280 attorneys and 11 offices across the state, is relocating its Miami office.

Taylor & Mathis signed the firm to a longterm 35,358-square-foot lease at MetLife’s Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Miami. The full service law firm is moving from 1221 Brickell to Wells Fargo Center in January 2015. GrayRobinson along with several other tenants are moving from Brickell to Downtown Miami — and taking up residence at Wells Fargo Center.

Brian Gale, principal, and Ryan Holtzman, leasing director, both of Taylor Mathis, negotiated the long term lease on behalf of MetLife.

“Gray Robinson is the sixth tenant we have signed at Wells Fargo Center this year with new leases topping over 90,000 square feet,” Gale said.

Gray Robinson will occupy the 31st and 32nd floors of Wells Fargo Center.

“Wells Fargo Center, because of its location at the north side of the Brickell Bridge, has drawn a plethora of Brickell tenants across the river,” Gale said.

“We explored several options in Brickell and Downtown Miami before settling on the Wells Fargo Center,” said Steven Zelkowitz, managing shareholder of GrayRobinson’s Miami office. “Cresa helped us navigate the landscape and balanced our short-term and long-term needs with an eye toward sustainable growth. We’re convinced we’ve found a strategic location at the Wells Fargo Center.”

Barbara Liberatore Black, a managing principal at Cresa South Florida, represented GrayRobinson in the deal.

“It was important for GrayRobinson to establish the firm’s offices in a class A building in the urban core. Wells Fargo Center met all of the firm’s criteria,” Liberatore Black said. “GrayRobinson’s office space will facilitate the firm’s new office standards and technologies. The firm also has the ability to continue expanding at Wells Fargo Center by leasing additional space.”

“Gray Robinson is a welcome addition to the high quality tenant roster at Wells Fargo Center,” stated Chuck Davis, regional director of MetLife’s Tampa real estate investment office. “The development, a long-term investment for MetLife, has attracted many of the country’s most notable companies this year.”

The law firm was attracted to Wells Fargo Center, in part, because it is attached to a world-class JW Marriott Marquis.

Wells Fargo Center is a 750,000-squarefoot Class A office tower located downtown one city block off Interstate 95 and north of the Brickell Bridge. It is home to some of the most prominent and respected companies in the country, including Wells Fargo Bank, Greenberg Traurig, Deloitte, McDermott, Will & Emery and Littler Mendelson PA. The office building shares a site with the first of its kind JW Marriott Marquis hotel and the first Hotel Beaux Arts, a new hotel of Marriott International luxury group. Tenants benefit from the five-star amenities of the hotel, which include dining, conference facilities, an entertainment complex, fitness center, salon and spa, and the Jim McLean Golf School.

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