Three leading national firms, Dykema Gossett, Grant Thornton LLP and Esquire Depositions, have signed new leases at FourFortyFour South Flower, according to Coretrust Capital Partners, owner of the 48-story iconic downtown Los Angeles tower. The building has been widely recognized by independent science-based organizations for its best-in-class, state-of-the-art health and wellness technologies, rigorous operational standards and outdoor spaces.
“Coretrust is delighted to welcome these three preeminent firms to FourFortyFour,” said Thomas S. Ricci, Coretrust founder and Managing Principal. He noted that employee health and safety are paramount for these new tenants who chose the building for its smart, safe and amenity-rich environment.
Dykema, a leading national law firm, has leased the full 22nd floor, approximately 21,750 square feet for 12 years. Its move-in is set for December 2022. Grant Thornton LLP, one of America’s largest audit, tax and advisory firms, is leasing the entire 31st floor, approximately 18,500 square feet, for 11 years and will take occupancy in September 2022. Esquire Depositions, a major litigation support provider, has signed a 7.5-year lease for approximately 3,600 square feet on the 21st floor and plans its move this June.
Coretrust is hacking the curtain wall of the FourFortyFour tower to create 1,000-square-foot loggia terraces on the 22nd floor for Dykema and on the 31st floor for Grant Thornton LLP. Coretrust pioneered this ingenious method of creating outdoor space indoors by building the first loggia in its offices on the 6th floor, Ricci notes.
“We designed, won government approvals and built our loggia four years ago prior to COVID-19 but we have experienced the exceptional value of this space during the pandemic when we could flood our floor with light and fresh air. The loggia plus technologies we installed that give us virtually medical-grade air quality in the building led most of our staff to continue coming to work throughout the pandemic,” Ricci adds.