International Law Firm to Lease 44,500 Square Feet of the Trophy Office Tower near Greensboro Metro Station at The Boro
BETHESDA, Md. (July 19) – The Meridian Group announced today that Hogan Lovells is moving its Northern Virginia office to Boro Tower, a new 20-story trophy office tower under construction at The Boro in Tysons.
Hogan Lovells, a global law firm with more than 45 offices, will lease 44,500 square feet starting in June 2019. The firm will occupy the Tower’s entire 17thfloor and half of its 16th floor.
“We are proud and delighted to have one of the nation’s top law firms moving to The Boro,” said David Cheek, President of The Meridian Group, which is developing The Boro. “Boro Tower will be an outstanding trophy building that’s perfect for a premier law firm like Hogan Lovells.”
The firm will relocate from its offices at Park Place II at 7930 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. About 70 attorneys and staff will be moving to Boro Tower.
“The new location will offer our firm ample space and amenities to support our busy mergers and acquisitions, private equity, litigation and intellectual property practices and to continue hosting important client matters and events,” said Eve Howard, Regional Managing Partner at Hogan Lovells.
The Boro will be the premier Metro-oriented, mixed-use destination in Tysons. Located within walking distance of the Greensboro Metro station, the 15-acre development will consist of a vibrant mix of office, rental and for-sale residential, retail, entertainment and open park space – a walkable urban environment that has long been desired in Tysons.
The Boro’s dramatic 1.7 million-square-foot first phase, expected to be completed in 2019, will deliver nearly 700 residential units, 260,000 square feet of destination retail and Hogan Lovells’ new home in Boro Tower.
“We are looking forward to moving into the new space,” said Emily Yinger, Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells’ Northern Virginia office. “Boro Tower is a state-of-the-art building conveniently located for our clients and attorneys and surrounded by attractive amenities.”
The Meridian Group was represented by Rob Faktorow and Terry Reiley of CBRE. Hogan Lovells was represented by Rick Rome and Alexandra deVilliers of Savills-Studley.
“It was a pleasure to work with Hogan Lovells as well as the CBRE and Savills Studley teams to complete this lease deal,” said Tom Boylan, Vice President of The Meridian Group. “We could not be happier to welcome Hogan Lovells to Boro Tower.”
The law firm’s Northern Virginia office specializes in solving complex and demanding legal problems in the aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, hospitality, telecom, satellite, and technology sectors. Its diverse practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, private equity, commercial litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, labor and employment, and government contracts.
From its vantage on “The Hill” – the highest ground elevation in Fairfax County – Boro Tower will rise 20 stories above the surrounding landscape with shimmering glass curtain wall. The expansive rooftop terrace will offer panoramic views from the Blue Ridge Mountains to downtown Washington
Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, Boro Tower also will feature 9- to 10-foot ceiling heights and ideally sized floorplates that minimize columns and maximize daylight and views.
Hogan Lovells is the second major tenant to select the Gensler-designed tower for its new offices.
In June, TEGNA announced it is moving its headquarters to the top three floors of Boro Tower, leasing approximately 46,000 square feet. TEGNA, comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses, will relocate from 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean.
“We are excited about all of the outstanding companies and organizations that are selecting The Boro for their new locations,” said Gary Block, Chief Investment Officer of The Meridian Group. “The Boro will be one of the preeminent developments in the Washington Metro area, so we’re seeing an incredible amount of interest from a wide variety of sectors.”
At full build-out, The Boro is planned to feature more than 1,500 residential units and 1.8 million square feet of office, 316,000 square feet of retail and 250,000 square feet of hotel space.
Ideally located near Route 7, Route 123 and Greensboro Drive, The Boro is designed to bring people outside — with pedestrian-friendly roadways, attractive open spaces and a variety of restaurants offering outdoor seating.
“The Boro will have something for everyone,” Boylan said. “It will offer the charm of a neighborhood with the vitality of a downtown.”
The Boro has already attracted such best-in-class companies as Whole Foods Market, which is planning a 69,000-square-foot flagship location; and Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, which will open a luxurious new cinema with 15 state-of-the-art screens and upscale dining options.
“The Boro will be the consummate place to work, dine, shop and relax,” said Bruce Lane, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of The Meridian Group. “This will be a truly special destination.”