Corner Lot’s real estate portfolio continues to diversify as renowned Florida law firm Shutts & Bowen signed a lease this month to move into Corner Lot Tower, located at 1000 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida. Corner Lot acquired the property, formerly known as the Summit Tower, in June. The nine-story, Mid-Century Modern building was designed by Architect Taylor Hardwick in 1963.
“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.”
Established in 1910, Shutts & Bowen is a Am-Law 200, full-service business law firm with approximately 300 lawyers located in eight offices across Florida. In addition to its Jacksonville office, the firm also has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.
“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.”
Shutts & Bowen 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. The organization’s 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.
Christian Harden at NAI Hallmark represented the tenant in the transaction and Corner Lot partner, the Opus Group, will complete all tenant improvements. The remaining open space on the second and sixth floors of 1000 Riverside Avenue is currently available for lease by contacting Justin Higgins with Cutwater Realty at 904.383.9525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.