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Carlton Fields signs biggest lease at 2 MiamiCentral

March 09, 2019 04:00PM

2 MiamiCentral rendering

UPDATED, March 11, 11:20 a.m.: Law firm Carlton Fields leased 50,000 square feet in an office building on top of MiamiCentral, at the Brightline train station in downtown Miami.

Carlton Fields will be the largest tenant and sole law firm at 2 MiamiCentral, which is 86 percent leased.

The law firm, which has about 150 lawyers and staff members based in downtown Miami, plans to move to 2 MiamiCentral early next year.

The law firm is moving from Miami Tower, a high-rise office building at 100 Southeast Second Street in downtown Miami.

The office building’s location at 700 Northwest First Avenue in downtown Miami is a “vibrant urban environment” that will benefit Carlton Fields by supporting “their efforts to attract and retain top talent,” Tere Blanca, founder and chief executive officer of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, said in a prepared statement.

Blanca Commercial Real Estate, the exclusive leasing agent for 2 MiamiCentral, represented the owner of the office building in the lease deal with Carlton Fields.

The law firm was represented in the transaction by a three-man team at brokerage firm JLL: Matthew Goodman, Matthew Cheezem and Jeff Gordon.

Blanca Commercial Real Estate also is the exclusive leasing agent for 3 MiamiCentral, which was completed on a site one block west of 2 MiamiCentral in the first quarter of 2018 and is now 94 percent leased.

Florida East Coast Industries, which owns the Brightline passenger-train service, is the developer 2 MiamiCentral and 3 MiamiCentral. – Mike Seemuth

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that 2 MiamiCentral is under construction. The building is completed.