Burr & Forman Announces Relocation to SoBro as Part of Continued Nashville Expansion
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2016 - Burr & Forman announces the firm's anticipated Nashville office relocation for late 2017, as part of its continued commitment to expanding its presence and serving clients throughout Tennessee. Burr & Forman signed a 13-year lease in a new office building currently being developed in downtown Nashville's vibrant SoBro district. Over the past 18 months, the firm has more than doubled its attorney headcount in Nashville. Burr & Forman will occupy approximately 26,450 square feet of space at 222 2nd Ave. South.
"We are excited to establish long-term roots as part of Nashville's growing downtown business community," said Stephen Price, Burr & Forman's Nashville office managing partner. "This new space provides us the flexibility to expand and develop the space to suit our needs as we serve our local and national clients."
Burr & Forman's plans for the new office include state-of-the-art conference and meeting spaces for seminars, receptions and other community events. The 25-story building, known as 222, is being developed by Hines and CB Ragland, and will offer a full-service fitness center, community workplace lounge, conference facilities, outdoor landscaped terrace overlooking the Cumberland River, and 29,000 square feet of street-level restaurant and retail space when completed.
"We are thrilled to have Burr & Forman select our building for their long-term home in Nashville," said Hines' managing director Vikram Mehra. "They knew what they wanted and recognized that 222 provides them the ideal opportunity to create their desired workplace to fulfill their business goals and meet their recruitment objectives."
The firm worked with John Gifford and Tom Davis at the brokerage firm Colliers International on the lease. Nashville architectural firm ASD/SKY will design the space.
About Burr & Forman
Burr & Forman's experienced legal team serves clients with local, national, and international legal needs. With particular industry strengths in the financial institutions, health care and manufacturing sectors, the firm's attorneys draw from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to serve as trusted business advisors and legal counsel to help clients achieve their goals. Burr & Forman is a Southeast, regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and 10 offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 182 cities in 20 countries. Hines has $89.1 billion of assets under management, including $42.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $46.6 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 109 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,126 properties, totaling over 351 million square feet. The firm's current property and asset management portfolio includes 457 properties, representing over 193 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.
About C.B. Ragland
C.B. Ragland Company (CBR) is a real estate asset/property management company that focuses on maximizing return on capital invested while managing risk for its private investors through the acquisition, management and development of all asset classes. The firm has been involved in brokering, developing, building, acquiring and managing commercial properties in Nashville for four generations. CBR currently manages a portfolio of more than 1 million sq ft of office, industrial, retail and parking properties throughout Middle Tennessee.
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