Winthrop & Weinstine Signs Long-Term Lease Extension

The Minneapolis-based law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine has entered into a long-term lease extension and expansion at Capella Tower in Downtown Minneapolis. The 4th-largest law firm in the Twin Cities, Winthrop & Weinstine will expand from approximately 100,000 square feet to 107,000 square feet in the Class A office property.

Paul Donovan, Jaclyn May and Tom DeSautel of Cushman & Wakefield represented Winthrop & Weinstine in the renewal and expansion.

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Maslon Law Firm Relocating to Capella Tower

Minneapolis-based law firm Maslon is relocating its offices in downtown Minneapolis to approximately 30,000 square feet at Capella Tower. Maslon will complete the move next January, departing from long-term space at Wells Fargo Center.

Maslon will benefit from Class A space at Capella Tower that will be tailored to suit the needs of the firm’s employees.

Paul Donovan and Jaclyn May of Cushman & Wakefield represented Maslon in its search for new office space.

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Quarles & Brady Expands in Downtown Minneapolis

The law firm of Quarles & Brady has recently relocated into office space at 60 South Sixth (formerly RBC Plaza) in downtown Minneapolis.  Represented by John McKenna of Cushman & Wakefield’s MSP Advisory Services Team, the Milwaukee-based firm expanded its leased premises by approximately 24% and now occupies in excess of 8,000 square feet.

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ERM, an environmental and sustainability consulting firm, relocated its office from the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis to Two22 (formerly Campbell Mithun Tower) in September 2020.

The London-based company used the Minneapolis office relocation to downsize into an open floor plan suite, while showcasing its environmental expertise.

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

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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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Paul Donovan Enters Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News elects a new class to its Commercial Real Estate Hall
of Fame. Congratulations to Paul Donovan, executive director of the Minneapolis office of Cushman & Wakefield, who was selected for the 2020 class!

Click here for Paul’s profile featured in Midwest Real Estate News.


Through our proprietary Experience per Square FootTM (XSF) tool, Cushman & Wakefield has captured more than 2.5 million data points from workers all over the globe in the pre-COVID-19 era and a further 1.7 million data points from more than 40,000 respondents in the current work from home environment.

Our workplace specialists analyzed this data to develop a report on the future of workplace, which gives you an inside look at the unrivaled insights into how employees are coping right now – identifying their key successes and critical challenge. With this data, Cushman & Wakefield has developed a report that provides insight into the future workplace.

Key learnings:

  1. Productivity can occur anywhere, not just at the office:
  • Pre-COVID-19, remote workers were more engaged and had a better workplace experience than office workers
  • During the pandemic, effective team collaboration has reached new heights, through better leverage of remote collaborative technology, and the ability to focus was upheld
  1. Flexibility and choice to work from anywhere is accelerating
  • 73% of the workforce believes companies should embrace some level of working from home
  • Human connection and social bonding are suffering, impacting connection to corporate culture and learning
  • Younger generations are reporting more challenges working from home
  1. The new normal will be a Total Workplace Ecosystem:
  • The workplace will no longer be a single location but an ecosystem of a variety of locations and experiences to support convenience, functionality and wellbeing
  • The purpose of the office will be to provide inspiring destinations that strengthens cultural connection, learning, bonding with customers and colleagues, and supports innovation
  • Current footprint sizes will remain steady, balancing social distancing’s relaxing of space density with less office space headcount demand in the new total workplace strategy

Are you prepared to return to the workplace post-COVID-19? 

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As areas stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, organizations will begin to bring workers back into the physical workplace. It’s already begun in some parts of the world. In fact, as of April 2020, we have helped move our own employees, and those of our clients, back into more than 800 million square feet of properties globally.

The “Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace,” outlines some of the best thinking and practices that our more than 53,000 professionals have compiled across the globe and also includes insights from key partners. The recommended practices and protocols already have been implemented at locations across the globe with tremendous success.

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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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