FAFINSKI, MARK & JOHNSON FEATURED IN MPLS/ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL’S “COOL OFFICES”

Having occupied the fourth floor of the Flagship Corporate Center in Eden Prairie since late 2002, the law firm of Fafinski, Mark & Johnson recently modernized its office to better appeal to a growing number of millennial employees, while also reflecting the firm’s brand identity.  Renovations steered the firm’s 24,386 square foot office away from traditional public spaces to a more open, contemporary and transparent configuration.

Cushman & Wakefield’s MSP Advisory Team of Paul Donovan, Jacklyn May and Jennifer Stumm provided real estate advisory and project management services for Fafinski, Mark & Johnson.

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Paul Donovan & Jaclyn May Featured in ALAMN Publication

Paul Donovan and Jaclyn May are featured in the June/July 2020 issue of The Verdict, the bi-monthly newsletter of ALAMN. In the article, they address how employers can make sure they are prepared to receive their workforce — and make sure their employees are prepared. Cushman & Wakefield leads the development of best practices, products and partnerships to prepare organizations for post-COVID-19 recovery and the eventual return to the workplace.

ALAMN is a chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). ALAMN currently has a membership of over 200 legal administrators and legal professionals dedicated to enhancing their career through education and networking.

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Merchant & Gould Featured in Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Cool Offices”

The intellectual property law firm of Merchant & Gould relocated its office to the Fifth Street Towers office complex in downtown Minneapolis last August.  Their new space was recently featured in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Cool Offices” column.  The space offers views of the downtown skyline and allowed the firm to reduce its environmental footprint while promoting collaboration and technology.

According to Jacklyn May, a member of the Cushman & Wakefield team that represented Merchant & Gould in the transaction, “they did a fine job creating a multifunction gathering space that functions as a break room but can also live after hours as a client hosted event space.”

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MSP Advisory Services Team Represents Merchant & Gould in Relocation to Fifth Street Towers

Law firm Merchant & Gould relocated its headquarters to Fifth Street Towers in downtown Minneapolis in August 2019, occupying 40,246 square feet on floors 21-22 of the 150 Tower. The intellectual property law firm was previously located in the IDS Center for almost 20 years.

The Cushman & Wakefield team of Paul Donovan, Jacklyn May and Jeremy Striffler represented Merchant & Gould and senior project manager Jennifer Stumm oversaw buildout of the firm’s new space.

C&W Represents Briggs and Morgan in Lease Renewal

The Cushman & Wakefield MSP Advisory Services Team represented Briggs and Morgan, a full-service law firm, in a 93,000-square-foot lease renewal at IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. The firm plans to fully renovate its space, which is located on floors 22 through 25. Plans call for a more modern, open and collaborative space.
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Merchant & Gould Relocating to Fifth Street Towers

Merchant & Gould, a leading full-service intellectual property law firm, will relocate its Minneapolis offices from the IDS Center to Fifth Street Towers.

The Cushman & Wakefield team of Paul Donovan, Jaclyn May and Jeremy Striffler advised the firm, which was founded in 1900, in its real estate decision making process. Jennifer Stumm, Senior Project Manager, will oversee the buildout of the new space on the client’s behalf.

The move, to take place in August 2019, will allow the firm to create a more collaborative space better suited for the current practice, innovative culture, future firm growth and ongoing client needs.

“Since moving into our current space nearly 18 years ago, advances in technology have allowed us to move to an environmentally-sound, paperless environment and significantly reduce our footprint,” said Christopher Leonard, Managing Director, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Merchant & Gould. “For example, we no longer require the extra space allotted for an expansive library, obsolete file cabinets, and outdated equipment and systems. The new set-up will be more efficient with one-size offices; have more collaborative, open workspaces; feature ergonomic furnishings and more natural light for a healthier work environment, and include updated technology in a state-of-the-art setting.”

The firm will occupy 40,246 square feet on the 21st and 22nd floors of the 150 Fifth Street Towers building beginning late next summer.

Click here to read a recent article that appeared in Finance & Commerce.

DONOVAN AND MAY DISCUSS TRENDS IN LEGAL OFFICE SPACE

Paul Donovan and Jaclyn May, senior members of Cushman & Wakefield’s MSP Advisory Services Team, co-authored an article recently featured in Bench & Bar of Minnesota, the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Click here to read the article, entitled “Rethinking the Law Office: Trends in legal office space”, which offers insights on office space utilization trends by law firms.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Sherry Cushman brings national legal findings to Minneapolis

Cushman & Wakefield’s Sherry Cushman and members of the Legal Sector Advisory Group brought together some of the leading minds in the Twin Cities legal community June 12 for a symposium on what issues are facing firms all over the globe.

Sherry, Executive Managing Director of the Legal Sector Advisory Group for Cushman & Wakefield Americas, shared findings from CW’s annual Bright Insight survey, which seeks responses from law firms (large and small, coast to coast) and associates on what issues are facing the legal sector, both in the present and future.

Among the major findings, Sherry told the group, firms identified fixed fee structures as their top concern. Also, firms continue to evolve their real estate for the future, using more hoteling and planning to implement single-size offices within the next decade. Overall, a fifth of all firms say they plan to make dramatic changes to their overall structure within five years.

The study also found that more than a quarter of all firms do not have a succession plan in place, nearly three-quarters say technology and IT security needs are greater than ever, and associates’ top priority is a work/life balance.

To learn more about the Bright Insight study and the 2017 results firsthand, contact us to schedule a meeting.

Cushman & Wakefield Ranked #1 Best of the NLJ

For the fourth year in a row, Cushman & Wakefield has been ranked #1 in Commercial Real Estate Firm: Tenant Representation as part of The Best of the National Law Journal 2017. Cushman & Wakefield was also ranked #1 in Property Management and Brokerage, sweeping the real estate categories in this prestigious survey.

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