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Law Firm Moving from Suburbs to Downtown

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Cantor Colburn a major Hartford area law firm will be moving its headquarters to downtown Hartford from suburban Bloomfield. 120 employees including many lawyers will be moving to 20 Church Street/ The Stilts Building in downtown Hartford where the company has leased the 21st & 22nd floors totaling 50,000 square feet.

This is great news, the company made this move to allow it to remain competitive in attracting young lawyers as well as allowing it to be close to their competitor law firms...most of which are downtown.

This will bring 120 jobs back to the capital city and it shows 20 Church Street's new owners who are in the midst of renovating the building are doing a good job in drawing in tenants to their building.

Article from April 10, 2007 issue of the Hartford Courant, online

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-canto...headlines-local

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Hey everyone, I am new to this forum.. I like the discussion that's going on. Anyway, just wanted to add this positive article from the Courant that somewhat mitigates people's concerns over the MassMutual's vacancy out of downtown. This new move will provide an additional 35,000 SF of absorption at the very least.

More importantly, the reason for this move according to the firm: "Working in the city means being able to walk to lunch and to nightspots after work, amenities often sought by young lawyers. It also will place Cantor Colburn closer to other law firms in the city."

In addition: "The fact that we are in a remote location in the suburbs is a detractor for us. We had the gut feeling that our location was hurting us."

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-canto...headlines-local

Hope other companies come to the same realization. Enjoy!

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There has already been a thread started about this, and it is actualy 50,000 SF.

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Hey everyone, I am new to this forum.. I like the discussion that's going on. Anyway, just wanted to add this positive article from the Courant that somewhat mitigates people's concerns over the MassMutual's vacancy out of downtown. This new move will provide an additional 35,000 SF of absorption at the very least.

More importantly, the reason for this move according to the firm: "Working in the city means being able to walk to lunch and to nightspots after work, amenities often sought by young lawyers. It also will place Cantor Colburn closer to other law firms in the city."

In addition: "The fact that we are in a remote location in the suburbs is a detractor for us. We had the gut feeling that our location was hurting us."

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-canto...headlines-local

Hope other companies come to the same realization. Enjoy!

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The killer about the MassMutual move was: not only was a large employer moving out of the city, but they had literally destroyed a block of historic housing to put a surface parking lot in 2 years prior.

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It's good to see the Stilts building starting to be filled....

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The killer about the MassMutual move was: not only was a large employer moving out of the city, but they had literally destroyed a block of historic housing to put a surface parking lot in 2 years prior.

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This is great news. With luck, the trickle (Sovereign and Cantor Colburn) will become a stream over time. In my opinion, these are best types of organizations to have a corporate presence in the city. Since they are more regional in nature, their corporate well-being depends largely on the well-being of Hartford and its environs. Therefore, they arguably have a heightened commitment to the city.

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Quite honestly all these smaller corporations are brining in a diverse array of corporate tenants mening the city will be working to diversify its economy....so in the past few weeks legal and banking jobs have announced they will grow in the city...not just new insurance jobs for example

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