IRVINE, Calif. – August 16, 2017 – Callahan & Blaine, a premier litigation firm in California, announced today the firm has extended the lease term for its 32,000-square-foot offices in Orange County. The firm has been a longstanding tenant in the 10-story Class A tower at 3 Hutton Centre in Santa Ana for more than 17 years. The property is owned by San Diego-based Cypress Office Properties.
Chon Kantikovit, MCR.w, SLCR, LEED AP, a Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Irvine office who represented the tenant, said, “Callahan & Blaine was looking for ways to increase the efficiencies and workflows of its offices at this location where it has operated for nearly two decades. In order to achieve their real estate objectives, Callahan & Blaine evaluated the possibilities of relocating or renovating its current offices.
“The firm ultimately decided a renewal was the best course of action and will soon begin renovations to eliminate functionally obsolete areas such as file rooms and storage rooms due to the efficiencies of going paperless, and will replace them with a multi-purpose room and upgraded café, additional conference rooms, plus other upgrades to enhance their working environment.”
In a recent survey/report on the legal sector conducted by Cushman & Wakefield, Sherry Cushman, Executive Managing Director and Leader of Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group, said, “With real estate being the biggest expense for firms, excluding salaries, we are seeing a continued shift to rightsizing and incorporating new workplace strategies that help firms lower the cost of their footprint, while improving operations and client services.”
About Callahan & Blaine
Founded in 1984, Callahan & Blaine has been achieving record-breaking verdicts and settlements for over 33 years in all areas of complex litigation. The firm is led by its managing partner Daniel J. Callahan, who is known and respected as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States. The highly sophisticated litigators and trial attorneys of Callahan & Blaine specialize in complex business and insurance litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters. Moreover, each of Callahan & Blaine’s 28 lawyers has at least ten years’ experience and many of them have over twenty years’ experience. Visit http://www.callahan-law.com/ for more information.
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients’ ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit www.cushwakecentennial.com, www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.