Ballard Spahr LLP, has announced it signed a long term lease with Brookfield Properties. The lease is for a 21,000-square-foot office in the heart of Downtown Baltimore. Brookfield Properties has also signed a 10-year lease extension with Northwestern Mutual for a 17,000-square-foot office. An additional new lease with Brookfield Renewables for a 7,000-sqaure-foot office will also be at the building. Both Ballard Spahr LLP and Northwestern Mutual’s new office will now be at 111 S Calvert St. in Downtown Baltimore.
Ballard Spahr is an AmLaw 100 law firm practicing throughout the United States. Founded in 1885, the law firm focuses on litigation, securities and regulatory enforcement, business and finance, intellectual property, public finance, and real estate matters. Ballard Spahr has been a mainstay in Baltimore’s downtown Since opening its Baltimore office in 1992. The firm is receiving a strong welcome back from many of Baltimore City officials upon its recommitment and return to Downtown.
“I am thrilled by Ballard Spahr’s decision to remain in the CBD, which I believe continues to be a strong location for business growth, and attracting and retaining talent,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott said.
111 S. Calvert St. is a 28-story commercial building that is adjacent to the world-famous Baltimore Inner Harbor. Earlier this year, Brookfield announced a $12 million renovation plan to revamp the office tower in the heart of Baltimore’s central business district. Tenants will enjoy a host of health and wellness features including an expansive 17th floor amenity lounge and fitness center. Green walls and landscaping touches will be integrated throughout the building to promote health and increase employees’ connection to nature. The expected finish date of renovation to the the building lobby is October 2021.