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Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.

St. Louis, MO
100,000 SF
Cresa St. Louis
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Client Objectives

Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C., one of St. Louis' largest law firms, engaged Cresa St. Louis to assist in its search for a new office location with the right image, sufficient parking, and size that could accommodated its more than 150 attorneys.  In addition, Lewis Rice wanted to continue its commitment to staying in the downtown St. Louis area and be a part of the positive efforts to keep the downtown a viable business district.

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Results

During a 2+ year search, Cresa St. Louis assisted Lewis Rice in identifying numerous possibilities ranging from rehab of a historic structure to traditional Class A office buildings.  Among those possibilities was the One City Centre, a nearly 375,000 square foot office building in the heart of the City's central business district.  Future plans for the building were uncertain.  The City was very motivated to find a positive solution for One City Centre and surrounding properties due to a prior TIF commitment.

Cresa St. Louis assisted Lewis Rice in the evaluation of the alternatives, including existing building conditions, securing independent due diligence of building systems and key components, negotiating lease terms including performance criteria for prospective landlords and preparing a project budget including FF&E ($9 million project).  Cresa St. Louis also assisted Lewis Rice in the negotiation of more than $300,000 of financial incentives from the City of St. Louis.

Additional Assignments

Cresa St. Louis' Project Management oversaw the interior design and led the general contractor bid and selection process, move coordination, and furniture procurement.

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