Vorys Law Firm Expands with New 10-Year Lease at Tower's 1909 K/the Millennium Building

Jul 20, 2010, 08:15 ET from The Tower Companies

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies announced today that the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease has signed a 10-year, 7,112 SF lease expanding onto the 8th floor of The Millennium Building, located at 1909 K Street, where Vorys currently occupies the entire 9th floor. The Millennium Building is the first multi-tenant commercial office building in DC to achieve USGBC LEED® Certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system.

Joseph D. Lonardo, managing partner of the Vorys Washington D.C. office and Vorys' chief environmental litigation partner, stated, "We originally moved into The Millennium Building to expand our Washington practice into a green building owned and managed by a company aligned with our firm's core values and with our unique culture of proven results and long-lasting relationships - The Tower Companies. The success of that relationship played a large part in our decision to expand onto the eighth floor, as did the Millennium Building's reputation as the first green office building in D.C."  

"Vorys has been a valued tenant at Tower buildings for over 25 years, and we are delighted they chose to expand their space at the Millennium Building, our first green development.  The Tower Companies is proud to be able to satisfy this prestigious firm's requirement for growth, while offering the green office space Vorys wants," said Jeffrey S. Abramson, partner of The Tower Companies.

The Millennium Building is a 236,000 SF, Energy Star® rated, high-performance office building, located on the premier corner of DC's Golden Triangle Business District and within walking distance of the White House.  The building's sophisticated interiors features an elegant pear-wood paneled lobby, full service on-site concierge, gleaming marbled floors, original sculpture garden and arboretum, beautiful music, individual meters on every floor, and a rooftop deck and garden, with breathtaking 360-degree views of the city.

Serving as an icon for green corporate values, The Millennium Building purchases 100% wind power, is 16% more energy efficient than comparable class A's and uses 23% less water. With a 360-degree perimeter of low-e glass, thermal comfort is assured with a minimum of heat gain and loss. Green cleaning practices are utilized throughout the building.

The building has access to public transportation, and offers bicycle storage and changing rooms.  Other amenities include 100% underground parking and a fitness center.  BB&T Bank's regional headquarters are located in the building and Teatro Goldoni, an authentic Venetian-inspired restaurant named one of Washington Magazine's "100 Very Best Restaurants" are conveniently located on the lobby level. 

Brian Murphy of CBRE represented Vorys Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, while CBRE's Randy Harrell represented The Tower Companies.

SOURCE The Tower Companies