Law firm Becker & Poliakoff will take the top three floors of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s 1 East Broward for its new headquarters, landlord Ivy Realty said in a press release today.
Becker & Poliakoff will move into the 46,000-square-foot space in January 2014. The firm will relocate from an office on Stirling Road in Hollywood, the statement said. The 40-year-old firm has 12 Florida offices in addition to offices in New York and New Jersey. “We are excited to move to 1 East Broward,” managing shareholder Gary Rosen said in the statement. “Ivy Realty has done a wonderful job reviving the building, and it will provide the amenities, layout and design that will serve the firm well as we look to the future.”
Ivy Realty purchased the then-distressed asset in 2011. Since the trade, Ivy has renovated the 19-story, 340,0000-square-foot building previously known as the Wells Fargo tower and re-branded it as 1 East Broward. Improvements include the installation of an “art wall,” a state-of-the-art fitness center and a restaurant serving farm-to-table locally grown produce.
“We’re bringing a sophisticated mid-town Manhattan feel to downtown Fort Lauderdale office space,” Anthony DiTommaso, co-CEO of Ivy Realty, said in the statement. —Evan Bleier