KBS, based in Newport Beach, California, announced today the signing of a new lease at 171 17th Street in Atlanta. The new, 17,291-square-foot lease was signed by Jackson Lewis P.C., a law firm with more than 850 attorneys nationwide that services clients across a wide range of practices and industries. The property is owned by KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III.
The 21-story, Class A office building, totals 510,268 square feet of rentable space. Built in 2004, the office tower was the first-ever LEED Silver Core & Shell-certified building constructed. In addition to the property’s design, which includes an expansive lobby, column-free floor plates and floor-to-ceiling window lines, the building’s onsite amenities include a restaurant, café/deli, dry-cleaners, ATM, conference center, shuttle service and parking garage.
Located in Atlanta’s Midtown submarket, 171 17th Street is a notable, mixed-use development offering some of the best views in the city, as well as great visibility and accessibility to I-75 and I-85. The property’s surrounding area offers an extensive array of prominent restaurants, entertainment venues, cultural offerings and residences, including The Gate Museum, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta’s Botanical Garden, the Georgia Aquarium and the Mercedes Benz Stadium. The building is also located directly adjacent to the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is one of the country’s leading universities for research/technology.
“Tenants of 171 17th Street truly benefit from the property’s central location in Midtown Atlanta,” said Allen Aldridge, senior vice president for KBS and asset manager for the property. “We believe that as the submarket’s attractiveness continues to grow, we should see increased interest at the property from premier tenants just like Jackson Lewis P.C.”
Sam Hollis of Cushman & Wakefield represented Jackson Lewis P.C. and Glenn Kolker and Sonia Winfield of Cushman & Wakefield represented KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III in the transaction.