Tishman Speyer Signs Full-Floor Lease With Legal Services Corporation At International Square

Tishman Speyer today announced that it has secured a 37,700-square-foot lease with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) at International Square, its newly renovated 12-story office tower, located at 1825 Eye, NW in Washington DC.

Established by Congress in 1974, LSC provides financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans in every state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.  Under the 15.5-year lease, the independent nonprofit will move into 37,700 square feet across the entire eighth floor beginning in November 2024.

Originally constructed in 1982, Tishman Speyer recently completed an extensive renovation program at International Square.  Upgrades at the 1.1 million-square-foot, three-tower complex include a redesigned lobby and atrium experience highlighted by The Square, DC’s most extensive food market.  Curated by Richie Brandenburg and Ruben Garcia, both alumni of Jose Andres’ Think Food Group, The Square features 15 different food stalls operated by the city’s finest chefs and an outstanding Spanish restaurant operated by Garcia.

Tishman Speyer also created a new 7,000-square-foot fitness center with locker rooms, towel service and an accompanying bike room, as well as an extensive conference center with multiple meeting rooms including one that can host 160 people.

“Our recent renovations and amenity package at International Square, including The Square, have been warmly embraced by companies like Legal Services Corporation that are seeking thoughtful, engaging and dynamic experiences for their teams,” said Dan Dooley, Tishman Speyer Managing Director, Regional Leasing and Asset Strategy for Washington DC.  “We look forward to welcoming them to this dynamic neighborhood.”

Legal Services Corporation’s President Ron Flagg added, “Moving to International Square provides LSC with a more easily accessible, modern workplace to better pursue its vital work to expand equal access to justice.”

Located in the heart of DC, International Square is surrounded by high quality hotels, restaurants and shops.  It benefits from direct access to the Blue, Orange and Silver lines at the Farragut West Metro Station at the southeast corner, as well as two levels of underground parking.  Other notable customers at the complex include the Federal Reserve, Blank Rome and Tishman Speyer’s regional headquarters.

Tishman Speyer was represented in-house. Legal Services Corporation was represented by Sherry Cushman and Greg Culver of Cushman & Wakefield.

About Tishman Speyer (tishmanspeyer.com)

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and investment manager of first-class real estate in 36 key markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our portfolio spans market rate and affordable residential communities, premier office properties and retail spaces, industrial facilities, and mixed-use campuses. We create state-of-the-art life science centers through our Breakthrough Properties joint venture, and foster innovation through our strategic proptech investments. With global vision, on-the-ground expertise and a personalized approach, we are unparalleled in our ability to foster innovation, quickly adapt to global and local trends and proactively anticipate our customers’ evolving needs.  By focusing on health and wellness, enlightened placemaking and customer-focused initiatives such as our tenant amenities platform, ZO, and our flexible space and co-working brand, Studio, we tend not just to our physical buildings, but to the people who inhabit them on a daily basis. Since our inception in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed, and operated 533 properties, totaling 223 million square feet, with a combined value of over $129 billion (U.S.). Our current portfolio includes such iconic assets as Rockefeller Center in New York City, The Springs in Shanghai, TaunusTurm in Frankfurt and the Mission Rock neighborhood currently being realized in San Francisco.