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Carlton Fields Completes 50,000-Square-Foot Lease with 2 MiamiCentral

March 5, 2019
Miami, Fla. – Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Florida’s leading independently owned commercial real estate brokerage firm, today announced its completion of a lease totaling 50,000 square feet for the law firm Carlton Fields at 2 MiamiCentral, located at 700 Northwest 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33136 in downtown Miami. Within six months of delivery, the building is currently 86 percent leased. Carlton Fields will be the largest and only law firm tenant in the building. The firm plans to move to 2 MiamiCentral in early 2020.
 
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), 2 MiamiCentral’s office space sits 120 feet above street level, located on top of the Brightline, soon to be Virgin Trains USA, Station. Brightline connects the tri-county area via express, intercity train travel. 2 MiamiCentral includes a plaza level featuring a fitness facility, conference center, and open-air terrace available for tenants and their guests. The building offers a range of amenities including an optimal IT infrastructure to support high-speed connectivity; valet parking; on-site dining options, a dynamic marketplace, Central Fare (opening soon); residences debuting this year and future retail, entertainment, and fitness venues.
 
“Business executives know that human capital is a valuable resource and being located at the crux of transit in a vibrant urban environment connected to ample and varied amenities that include varied dining and residential housing options supports their efforts to attract and retain top talent,” said Tere Blanca, founder and CEO of Blanca Commercial Real Estate.
 
New lessee Carlton Fields has approximately 150 lawyers and professional staff based in its Miami office. The national law firm offers a full range of legal services to clients across a wide variety of practices and industries. In Miami, the firm’s lawyers handle matters involving litigation, class action defense, high-stakes appeals, white collar crime, insurance, and sophisticated business transactions. Their location in the gateway to Latin America is especially beneficial as they provide corporate counseling for domestic and international clients.
 
“Carlton Fields’ new space will modernize our approach to client service,” said Steven J. Brodie, Carlton Fields’ Miami office co-managing shareholder. “The new office will be the focus of face-to-face engagement with clients and colleagues. The forward-thinking design reimagines how we work. It aligns with our firm’s collaborative culture and our commitment to providing innovative client services.”
 
Amy E. Furness, Carlton Fields’ Miami office co-managing shareholder, added, “Downtown Miami has evolved in dynamic ways. MiamiCentral is swiftly attracting new businesses, talent, and exciting amenities. The Brightline station will be a great asset. This will shape and improve commuting and living patterns for our attorneys and staff and enhance our access to clients, colleagues, resources, and venues outside Miami.”
 
Carlton Fields was represented in this transaction by JLL’s team led by Matthew Goodman, Matthew Cheezem and Jeff Gordon. The landlord is represented by Blanca Commercial Real Estate as its exclusive leasing agent for 2 MiamiCentral and 3 MiamiCentral. 3 MiamiCentral, which delivered in the first quarter of 2018 and sits just one block west of 2 MiamiCentral is currently 94% leased. In addition to Carlton Fields, other tenants in the world-class MiamiCentral complex include Brightline, Cisneros, EY (Ernst & Young), and Viacom.
 

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