Managing Partner Thomas List spoke with Mile High CRE about the firm’s decision to move its Denver office to a new building currently under construction. He also shared the reasoning for moving the firm’s office to RiNo, the neighborhood that has primarily attracted Denver’s growing tech community.
The interview was featured in a Mile High CRE article, Speculative Office Development in RiNo Signs First Tenant, was published on January 5. An excerpt from the article is below.
In a pioneering move, Moye White LLP, a full-service law firm offering strategic representation in complex commercial transactions and disputes, has committed to a 42,527-square-foot headquarters lease at The Current, a 12-story, 238,000-square-foot office development under construction in RiNo.
The lease represents the first tenant commitment to the speculative development. Construction of the building began in May 2021 and is slated for delivery in the first quarter of 2023, with Moye White taking occupancy in May 2023.
Newmark Vice Chairman Tim Harrington and Executive Managing Director Nathan Johnson represented Moye White in the transaction. The developer, Schnitzer West, was represented by Newmark Executive Managing Director Jamie Gard and Director Jennifer Chavez.
Moye White is the first professional services firm to commit to RiNo, a neighborhood that has primarily attracted Denver’s growing tech community. As office-use trends have been reshaped by pandemic-induced remote work, the law firm sees the move as an opportunity to embrace new ways of working as well as recruit and retain top legal talent. The real estate community predicts other professional services tenants will soon follow, in alignment with a similar trend that occurred during the buildout of LoDo, with legal and accounting firms increasingly relocating off 17th Street towards Union Station.
“At Moye White, we’ve always seen ourselves as innovators and trend-setters. Our move to Denver’s RiNo neighborhood allows us to embrace those characteristics while adapting to the workplace of the future,” said Moye White Managing Partner Thomas List. “Not only is the location ideal for building our future in Denver, but the building itself allows us to remain committed to our promise as a Certified B Corporation. It was important to us that we moved to a building focused on minimizing environmental impacts and supporting a healthy lifestyle for our employees.”
Read the full article in Mile High CRE.
About Moye White LLP
Moye White LLP is a business law firm serving clients throughout the United States and internationally, with offices in Colorado and Georgia. The firm provides legal representation across a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters, offering strategic, business-oriented counsel to public, private, and governmental clients in complex business and real estate transactions and disputes. As one of the earliest national law firms to achieve B Corp certification, Moye White meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. For more information, please visit moyewhite.com or contact Managing Partner Ted White at 303-292-2900 or Ted.White@moyewhite.com.