--Premiere Charlotte law firm to occupy full floor in recently repositioned building--
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 10, 2017) – In conjunction with building owners Grubb Properties and New York Life, Foundry Commercial is pleased to announce that premier Charlotte law firm Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin has completed a long-term lease agreement to occupy a full floor that spans 16,511 square feet at 525 North Tryon.
The deal marks a significant success in attracting a third-party company to relocate to 525 North Tryon in a competitive Uptown market, and is a testament to the significant amenity improvements, such as the incorporation of a fitness center and bike room, that have occurred at the building in the last several months. Recently added amenities include a modern, two-room conference area that is comprised of a boardroom and a collaborative cohabitation space, and renovations to an interior courtyard that will be completed in early June.
Perhaps the most significant new amenity is a free, six-passenger electric shuttle service called “525 Shuttle,” which transports 525 North Tryon tenants to and from uptown Charlotte.
“Both Grubb and New York Life have invested a great deal in creating top-tier amenities, like the ‘525 Shuttle,’ in order to retain and attract the caliber of tenants we now have, and we know that the reactivation is what drew Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin to the building,” said Charles Jonas, Charlotte market leader at Foundry Commercial. “Their decision to join us truly validates the incredible features that 525 North Tryon now offers.”
In addition to these new amenities, 525 North Tryon received LEED certification in March – another mark of the building’s evolution and its owners’ commitment to best-in-class management and remaining a leading option for tenants in an increasingly popular neighborhood.
“We have been watching what is happening on the north end of town and are excited to position our firm in the center of this revitalization,” said George Sistrunk, co-managing partner at Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin. “The move to 525 North Tryon Street will allow easier building access for visitors, along with office space that is designed for more collaboration among our attorneys and clients. We are also excited about building amenities like the fitness facility and free shuttle service.”
Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin will relocate to 525 North Tryon this summer.
About Foundry Commercial
Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate services and investment company with 270 employees and more than 45 million square feet of management and leasing across the Southeast and Texas. Foundry provides corporate services, brokerage, leasing, building management and project management services, and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and not-for-profit organizations in the Country. Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to control nearly $700 million in advantaged investment opportunities in partnership with its clients. Foundry Commercial was founded as CNL Commercial Real Estate in 2007 and launched as Foundry in 2015 through a management-led buyout. For more information, visit www.foundrycommercial.com.
About Grubb Properties
Grubb Properties, founded in 1963, creates exceptional real estate environments and provides premier customer service for our residents and tenants through the repositioning of apartment communities and office buildings and the development of multi-family communities, including our nationally trademarked Link Apartments® brand. Our fully integrated management team identifies strategies that create long-term value for our clients. Grubb Properties’ growth is primarily funded through real estate investment funds with long-term horizons. People who care. Places that matter. For more information, visit www.grubbproperties.com.
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