Lawline

Space 8,500 sq ft

Type Education

Location 61 Broadway

This family business has emerged as the largest online continuing education provider for lawyers in the country. Housed in drab space on lower Broadway, they had come of age and were ready to shed the tired feel of dropped ceilings and an office intensive layout that was no longer relevant.  It was time for Lawline to occupy space reflective of the dominant tech firm they have become.

The Challenge

As the leader in the continuing legal education industry, Lawline enjoyed being located on Broadway in the financial district but it simply could not stomach being in its antiquated, office intensive law firm space. Also, while Lawline loved its existing building at 61 Broadway it was clear that they did not have any alternative space that would suit its needs size wise or give them the light open, tech feel they wanted.

The Solution

After doing an exhaustive search of both direct and sublet space in the downtown market we focused in on the possibility of reconfiguring Lawline’s existing space at 61 Broadway. By doing this, we found that despite its unworkable current configuration it was exactly the right size, right off the elevator and enjoyed great light and views of downtown Manhattan and New York harbor. Further, when we determined that the ownership of 61 Broadway was prepared to relocate us to temporary space in the building and rebuild our existing space from scratch on their dime, we knew we had the chance to create something really special.

By working closely with the ownership of 61 Broadway and their construction team we were able to negotiate a long term lease for Lawline in their existing building and were able to dramatically transform their existing old world law firm space into the kind of cool tech space they always wanted. While the build-out took just over 4 months and required Lawline to move out of their space and then back in, they ended up with an incredible space at a very reasonable price — in the building they wanted to be in.


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