Sandy Fishlock, JD, CCIM
Senior Vice President
Cresa Houston, TX
1990 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 770
Houston, TX 77056
tel 713.402.5800

Law Firm

The practice of law is undergoing a fundamental transformation in the way legal work is being acquired and getting done. Work is better managed, collaborative, more transparent and client-focused than ever. The law office of the future will be smaller, more collaborative, highly flexible and fully technology enabled. Even though we are seeing significant reductions in square feet per attorney, and a willingness to try new design concepts, the legal industry still maintains the highest square footages of any industry.

Cresa’s Law Firm Practice Group knows how to build flexibility into the real estate deal. "The entire profession has become focused on the fact that the traditional law firm space model is no longer efficient, cost effective or responsive to the evolving needs of clients and the providers of legal services," says Richard Alexander, Managing Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Members of Cresa’s Law Firm Practice Group are acutely aware that today’s law firms need to consider, new technologies, sustainability, collaborative and alternative workplace strategies as well as amenities to help firms remain competitive. We have intimate relationships with the consultants and service providers to help evaluate, design and create these spaces.

In the quest to reduce expensive square footage, boost efficiency and encourage collaboration, mentorship and teamwork, we know which buildings work for Lawyers. We know which ones have a more conducive infrastructure and which ones have better floor plates. We know where your competitors have located, why they chose particular locations and what they paid.

Cresa formed the LFPG to help Law Firms align their real estate with the new operational and economic necessities facing today’s Law Firms. Our commitment is to help them acquire workspace that conforms to the new, ever changing metrics, design requirements, and technologies of the 21st Century.

Success Story

Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP

Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP (BKTC) represents national, state and local businesses…
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Drinker Biddle & Reath

Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP is a national AmLaw 100 law firm headquartered in Philadelphia with 650…
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Faegre Baker & Daniels, LLP

Faegre Baker & Daniels (“Faegre”), a top 25 national law firm based in Minneapolis, MN, signed a 20…
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Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.

Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C., one of St. Louis' largest law firms, engaged Cresa St. Louis to…
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Lynberg & Watkins LLP

Lynberg & Watkins occupied 1½ floors at 888 S. Figueroa St. and had a lease expiring within 20…
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Paley Rothman

Since 1981, Paley Rothman has been one of the most well known law firms in Montgomery County…
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Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata LLP Washington, DC  24,774 SF 
Drinker Biddle & Reath New York, NY  50,000 
Faegre Baker & Daniels, LLP Boulder, CO  32,854 
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. St. Louis, MO  100,000 
Lynberg & Watkins LLP Los Angeles, CA  38,000 
Paley Rothman Bethesda, MD  29,336 
Can a One-Size-Fits-All Model Work for the Law Firm Office Space?
For the last twenty years, the move to single sized offices has been a hot topic for both law firm management and designers, who have traditionally chosen variable sized offices that reflect seniority within a firm. Outside of high-cost markets, law […] Read More

Market Coverage

Cresa's Law Firm Practice Group has experienced professionals in key markets throughout the U.S. and Canada

Jeffrey Baker Managing Principal Cresa Philadelphia 610.825.1191
Ralph Benzakein Senior Vice President Cresa Long Island 631.424-4888 x302
Steve Bleiweiss Senior Vice President Cresa New Jersey 201.712.4916
Rick Door Managing Principal Cresa Denver 303.302.1613
Dan Durkin Managing Principal Cresa Kansas City 816.945.6771
Sandy Fishlock Senior Vice President Cresa Houston 713.854.5800
Glenn Friedrich Managing Principal Cresa San Diego 858.794.5505
Matt Harvey Principal Cresa Boston 617-758-6003
Sean Heaton Senior Vice President Cresa Portland 503.455.8654
Michael Hetchkop Principal Lease Audit Cresa Washington DC 301.841.6532
James Hooks Senior Vice President Cresa Los Angeles 310.943.5197
Jay Johnson Senior Vice President Cresa Denver 303.228.0278
Adam Mintz Advisor Travers Cresa 213.430.2474
Jeffrey Mintz Principal Travers Cresa 213.430.2458
Kevin Mitchell Principal Cresa Orange County 949.706.6656
Jon Olmstead Principal - Practice Group Lead Cresa Washington DC 202.628-0300
Ryan Orton Vice President Cresa Phoenix 602.648.7347
Randall Parker Principal Cresa Orange County 949.726.6609
Hansell Roddenbery Principal Cresa Atlanta 404.446.1585
Allen Rogoway Managing Principal Cresa Chicago 312.376.1585
Sean Westgate Senior Vice PresidentJ Cresa Los Angeles 310.949..5189
Rick Ybarra Managing Principal Cresa Global Portfolio Strategies 703.568.6390

Our Process

Cresa has assembled a group of real estate professionals in each region to form Cresa's Law Firm Practice Group. We have have researched the industry, analyzed the trends and designed a comprehensive approach that helps law firms match their real estate with their business needs. Our approach includes the following disciplines:

  1. The Practice Group
    Understands the Process
    Has Knowledge of Law Firm Space
    Puts Together the Team
    Knows What the Competition is Doing
  2. Strategic Planning
    Provides Business Assessment
    Assists in Visioning
    Does the Planning
  3. Project Management
    ​Controls the Costs
    Manages the Time
  4. Change Management
    Orchestrates the Transition
    Insures Communication
  5. Conflict Free Representation
    We Represent No Landlords Only Tenants