HPI Real Estate Services & Investments announced today that four law firms will be relocating, opening, or expanding office spaces in Ross Tower to occupy nearly 60,000 square feet across four floors in the downtown high-rise, located at 500 N. Akard St.
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC will house its first Dallas office in Ross Tower. Kessler Collins and Godwin Bowman relocated to Ross Tower from 2100 Ross and Renaissance Tower, respectively. Meanwhile, McGinnis Lochridge is doubling the space of its current Ross Tower office.
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, a national law firm that practices energy, labor, employment, litigation, and transactional law chose its over 14,300-square-foot office space on the 32nd floor of Ross Tower as its first Dallas location because of the building’s renovated space and ample parking. Corporate Managing Director Lesa French and Managing Director Ric Kanatzer of Savills represented Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC in lease negotiations.
Kessler Collins, a commercial transaction and litigation law firm, relocated to Ross Tower from 2100 Ross in April of this year. The modern space and views of Dallas’ Arts District enticed the firm to move their office to a 13,745-square-foot space on the 37th floor of Ross Tower. Principal Sanders Thompson and Senior Vice President Billy Gannon of Transwestern, represented Kessler Collins in lease negotiations.
Godwin Bowman PC, a trial and appellate law firm, will move its Dallas office from Renaissance Tower to Ross Tower in January 2023. The 24,000-square-foot office space was chosen for Ross Tower’s parking accommodations, ease of access, location, amenities, and the building’s beautiful lobby and public spaces. Director Ryan Hoopes and Executive Managing Director Tom Sutherland of Cushman & Wakefield represented Godwin Bowman, PC in the deal.
McGinnis Lochridge, LLP, a Texas law firm, doubled its space in Ross Tower to more than 7,000 square feet on the 22nd floor.
Ross Tower offers a gourmet food hall in the building, a five-star restaurant, and an on-site Starbucks ― as well as in-building conference facilities, ample parking, and a Wi-Fi tenant lounge. The tower boasts 360-degree views of Uptown, Downtown, the Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, Victory Plaza, and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
The landlord was represented by HPI’s Dallas Partner Hunter Lee, Vice President Ben Cuzen, and Leasing Agent Luke Aviles in the lease negotiations for each deal.