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Law Firm Space Getting a Little More Creative

Tech firms might want creative space with all the bells and whistles, but are law firms still adamant about occupying traditional office space? Not necessarily, Hines managing director and city leader Chris Anderson tells us.


“We see law firms in Phoenix looking for contemporary and adaptable space options," Chris says. Maybe not full-blown creative space, but certainly space that's more flexible than a law firm would have wanted only a few years ago. Thus it's important for landlords to be able to offer different kinds of space. "We can accommodate businesses that want a traditional office layout as well as a tech firm, for example, that needs collaborative space with few walls," he notes.


Recently Bryan Cave, a law firm with more than 135 employees, re-upped for nearly 39k SF at Hines' One Renaissance Square, where it's been for 17 years. JLL's John Pierson repped Bryan Cave, while Pat Devine of Cushman & Wakefield repped Hines. “As the office trend advances toward open spaces, we believe developers will continue to offer tenants flexible options,” Chris says.