Monday, July 27, 2009

Frost Brown Todd inks deal for Great American Tower; Building 80 percent leased

Frost Brown Todd and developer Eagle Realty Group have announced that the law firm has signed a long-term deal to move its Downtown Cincinnati office to the $322 million, 41-story Great American Tower at Queen City Square, currently under construction on Third Street.

The firm's 300 office employees will move from the PNC Center to more than 100,000 square feet of space, on floors 30 to 33, in late 2011.

"We are a regional firm, but our biggest office is here in Cincinnati, and this move demonstrates our confidence in this city and its downtown," said Jill P. Meyer, member-in-charge of Frost Brown Todd's Cincinnati office.

With the announcement of its newest tenant, only seven of the building's floors – approximately 20 percent of its leasable space – remain available.

"We are extremely pleased to have Frost Brown Todd become a key tenant in the newest, largest and most prominent office tower in downtown Cincinnati," said Mario San Marco, president of Eagle Realty Group. "Our building – the first 'green' building in Cincinnati's central business district – will offer Frost Brown Todd incredible views, state-of-the-art features, and brand new construction."

The building's key features include a 1,700-space parking garage, an entry plaza and grand rotunda at Fourth and Sycamore streets, and a spacious pedestrian promenade with 20,000-25,000 square feet of ground-level retail.

The building, designed with abundant natural light and energy efficient mechanical systems, has been registered with the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED certification.

The Queen City Square complex is co-sponsored by its funding partners, the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and the City of Cincinnati.

Turner Construction Company is the general contractor.

Great American Tower at Queen City Square photo courtesy of 5chw4r7z.

Previous reading on BC:
Great American Tower at Queen City Square photo update, 11/3/08 (11/12/08)
Random projects photo update (8/11/08)
Queen City Square agreements approved (6/12/08)
Queen City Square land transfers approved, agreements pending (6/6/08)
Land conveyances needed for Queen City Square (5/19/08)