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Law firm renews early at Brookfield’s 200 Liberty

January 22, 2014 01:00PM

Instead of landing a new tenant at 200 Liberty Street, Brookfield Office Properties agreed to hang on to law firm Richards Kibbe & Orbe and allow the law firm to renew its lease early.

Richards Kibbe & Orbe will continue to occupy 60,000 square feet on both the 28th and 29th floors at the 40-story building through 2020. Asking rent for the space was in the $60 per square foot. 

“Brookfield saw that it’s better to sign up a lease and get that momentum and look like dealmakers,” Ted Rotante, a broker with Colliers International who represented Richards Kibbe & Orbe in the deal, told Crain’s.

Brookfield Office Properties executives Christopher Zizza and David Cheikin represented the landlord in-house. [Crain’s]Mark Maurer