Stinson Leonard Street LLP announced that it will relocate its downtown Minneapolis office to Fifty South Sixth Street in the fall of 2017.
The new space will be designed and built out to embody new concepts in how legal services are performed, how clients interact with their legal counsel and how colleagues interact with one another in a modern workplace.
In addition to being highly adaptable and efficient, the 105,000-square-foot, three-floor location will include more windows and glass wall elements to direct light to interior spaces, easy access to administrative services like technology and legal project management, sit-to-stand workstations and built-in opportunities for both formal and casual interactions with colleagues.
Other amenities in the 29-story, Class A tower, owned by Hines Global REIT, include a modular, fully equipped conference center capable of hosting up to 150 people, a high-end fitness facility and convenient access to plentiful parking and mass transit options.
“We’re designing the law firm of the future,” Hinderks said. “This will be a connected, collaborative space that drives innovation.”
Approximately 400 people will benefit from the two-block move to the new location. Lowell Stortz, chair of Stinson Leonard Street, said the design, construction and relocation planning are already underway and that the move will be done in stages so as to minimize any disruption to clients and staff. Renovations are scheduled to start in April of next year, with the move completed before the following November, when the lease starts.
“We’ve been in the same location for almost three decades and enjoyed a great relationship with the building’s management team and owners,” Stortz said. “At the same time, however, we are very excited to be moving into a premier downtown address and to put our stamp from top to bottom on a new space. Our new location will be highly energy-efficient, provide a safe, secure and energizing environment for our people and make it easier to connect all the services and teams that deliver premium value and a distinctive client experience.”
Stinson Leonard Street is being represented in the transaction by Anna Coskran and Russ Nelson of NTH, a Minneapolis-based office real estate brokerage. Bob Pfefferle and Sargent Johnson, directors at Hines, an international real estate firm, represent Hines Global REIT, along with Nils Snyder of Colliers International.