LAW FIRM CHOOSES TO STAY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS - Cushman & Wakefield

LAW FIRM CHOOSES TO STAY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS

DALLAS, TX – August 13, 2014 – Dykema, a leading national law firm, has completed an extensive search of relocation options in the Dallas market and will remain a tenant in its current building, Comerica Bank Tower, located at 1717 Main Street. The decision includes a move within the downtown Dallas property as well as an expansion of office space. Mike Wyatt, Matt Heidelbaugh and Emily Hoffman from Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc. represented Dykema in the market search and the lease negotiations. Dennis Barnes, Celeste Fowden and Hunter Lee from CBRE represented the landlord, M&M Properties.

“Our commitment to the City of Dallas and being part of a vibrant business community made this an easy decision,” said Bill Finkelstein, head of Dykema’s Dallas office. “Staying in the Central Business District, including being close to the courthouses and City Hall, allows us to serve our clients with greater ease than other locations. It’s definitely an exciting time to be in the CBD, especially for many of our younger lawyers who are part of the rapid growth and interest in urban living downtown.”

Dykema has been a tenant at Comerica Bank Tower since 2007 and currently occupies 21,000 square feet of office space on the 40th floor. The new lease will include a move to the 42nd floor and the expansion to 23,933 square feet.

“After thoroughly evaluating both the CBD and Uptown opportunities, Dykema’s repeated commitment to downtown sends a positive message about where the Dallas Central Business District is headed,” said Mr. Wyatt, Executive Vice President for C&W.