Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that it recently signed a lease with real estate development firm Corner Lot and its Jacksonville office will be relocating to the Corner Lot Tower, located at 1000 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida. Formerly known as the Summit Tower, the nine-story Mid-Century Modern building was designed by Architect Taylor Hardwick in 1963.
The firm will occupy the entire seventh and eight floors for a total of 18,352 rentable square feet. The firm is anticipated to assume occupancy during the first quarter of 2023 and a sign bearing the Shutts & Bowen name will be installed on the south side of the building facing the St. Johns River. Its professional staff and clientele will make an ideal complement to the River and Post Restaurant and Rooftop Bar for which many already know the building.
“Corner Lot Tower’s location in a thriving area of Jacksonville makes it an ideal spot for our firm’s expansion in Northeast Florida,” said H. Timothy Gillis, managing partner of Shutts & Bowen’s Jacksonville office. “We think this premiere location is ideal for our growth and expansion plans, which include adding additional attorneys and service offerings for our local clients.”
Jack McElroy, firmwide managing partner for Shutts & Bowen, added that Corner Lot Tower has been a bell weather in the Jacksonville office market, and he anticipates increased demand as Jacksonville continues to grow into a hub for legal talent and innovation.
“Over the past five years, Shutts & Bowen has expanded significantly in Jacksonville, and this new office is proof of our dedication to the community,” said Jack McElroy. “We look forward to our continued growth in this vibrant area of Florida.”
NAI Hallmark represented Shutts in the transaction and Corner Lot partner, the Opus Group, will complete all tenant improvement.
“When we acquired Corner Lot Tower we knew it was the perfect location for a prestigious organization to call home, and Shutts & Bowen became the clear choice,” said Andy Allen, Corner Lot CEO. “The building’s history, architectural design, and location within the Riverside skyline make it the perfect location for such a well-respected law firm and its clients.”