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Law firm inks downtown Miami’s largest office lease deal of 2014

Stearns Weaver Miller ups lease at Museum Tower to 110,000 square feet

January 05, 2015 02:31PM
By Ina Cordle

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150 West Flagler Street and Carol Brooks

150 West Flagler Street and CREC president Carol Brooks

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson is enlarging its space at Museum Tower, in 2014’s largest office lease deal brokered in downtown Miami.

The law firm will expand by 7,000 square feet to 110,000 square feet at the Class-A office building at 150 West Flagler Street. Financial terms were not disclosed. Previously, the largest downtown office lease of 2014 was for Akerman LLP’s 108,000 square-foot space at Brickell City Centre.

CREC president Carol Brooks andsenior vice president Steven Hurwitz represented Stearns Weaver Miller in the transaction. Gaedeke Group Vice President Kirk Fetter represented the building’s ownership, Gaedeke Holdings Limited.

Stearns Weaver Miller has based its headquarters at Museum Tower since 1987. Over the years, the firm has made extensive improvements to its offices, including creating a full-service courtroom.

“After evaluating buildings in Miami’s urban core, we decided that expanding and upgrading our current space at Museum Tower was the best long-term move for our firm,”  Stearns Weaver Miller Shareholder and Managing Director Rick Schatz said in a statement. “The physical and technological improvements we’ve made over the years, coupled with our Flagler Street location and proximity to the courthouse, puts us in position to remain efficient while serving our clients.”

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