Developer and owner Hill Management Services, Inc. recently reinvested more than $3 million into eight-story commercial office and retail building on York Road in Lutherville, Maryland
Konare Law and Peak Management, LLC recently signed leases with Hill Management Services, Inc. for new space at Galleria Towers and HWK Law Group, LLC and sister company, Lawyers Express Title, LLC expanded their presence within the eight-story building located in the Lutherville section of Baltimore County. The cumulative leasing activity, which totaled nearly 17,000 square feet of space, follows the execution of Hill Management’s $3 million property enhancement program at the building. Ashley Zito, Senior Leasing Manager and Danielle Bridge, Leasing Manager for Hill Management Services, Inc. represented the landlord in all three leasing transactions.
HWK Law Group, LLC, a full-service law firm with practice areas including estate planning, elder law, trust & estate administration, and commercial and residential real estate law, doubled its presence within the building situated at the corner of York Road and Seminary Avenue to 8,000 square feet of space. The group, which also operates Lawyers Express Title, LLC, has grown exponentially over the past seven years.
“We attribute our momentum and success to the fact that we have virtually no law firm peers in the immediate area, and we work incredibly hard at paying attention to details and offering unparalleled service,” explained Chris Keelty, Partner of HWK and LET. “Galleria Towers has proven to be a corporate advantage to our firm due to its high-profile presence in Lutherville and position just off the Baltimore Beltway. Hill Management shares our passion for excellence and recently completed several capital improvements that significantly elevated the common area spaces and added new access points. This effort provided us additional confidence to expand our footprint in the building.”
“The availability of free parking and a large surface parking lot was a significant consideration in our decision to move here,” added HWK and LET Partner Nicole Hewitt. “The ability to walk to restaurants, an amazing on-site deli and our Pilates classes are additional bonuses. We spend a lot of time in the office so having a few walkable luxuries is a nice treat.”
In addition to updating the first-floor entrance of Galleria Towers to provide a more retail-like atmosphere, Hill Management Services installed a conference room that can accommodate 24 people and which is available for tenant and non-tenant use. For booking information, visit www.hillconferencerentals.com. Additionally, a fitness center with TechnoGym technology has been added for tenants to utilize 24/7.
Konare Law, a boutique law firm specializing in removal proceedings and cases from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, leased approximately 4,200 square feet of space within Galleria Towers. With more than 50 employees, this Baltimore County office joins those currently operating in Frederick, Miami and San Diego and replaces one in Baltimore City.
“Many of our clients in the Baltimore area have transportation challenges, so moving closer to them is extremely helpful for the growth of our firm,” Abdoul Aziz Konare, Managing Attorney for the firm. “This location allows us to expand into an area offering free parking that is easy to access. Galleria Towers is also extremely close to the Towson-area courthouse, which will increase the efficiency of our attorneys and staff.”
(All photos are courtesy of Hill Management Services, Inc.)
Peak Management, a full-service property management company specializing in the development, construction, ownership, and management of multifamily and self-storage properties, relocated its headquarters and approximately 20 employees to Galleria Towers. The company’s portfolio consists of 15 multifamily properties encompassing nearly 3,000 apartment units throughout the Maryland area. The portfolio also includes 1.5 million square feet of commercial office, retail, and industrial space, and 10 self-storage facilities situated throughout the greater Baltimore metropolitan region. For more information, visit www.peakmgt.net
“This recent leasing activity validates our ongoing investment in Galleria Towers and we remain committed to providing best-in-class real estate environments throughout our portfolio,” explained Danielle Beyrodt, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hill Management Services.“These investments are driven by providing comfort and high-quality office space to our tenants, but we also want them to be proud of and motivated by their office space.”
Founded in 1976, Hill Management Services, Inc. is a privately-owned, full-service real estate development company. Located in Timonium, Maryland, Hill Management owns more than four million square feet of office, industrial and retail space as well as several hotel and self-storage facilities. Hill Management Services seeks to provide long-term investments, exceptional customer service, and develop long-lasting tenant-landlord relationships. For more information visit www.hillmgt.com