HB Reavis, an international workspace provider, has agreed to a 10-year leasing deal with Greenberg Traurig for a 5,000 sqm workspace in brand-new Varso Tower. The contract with the international law firm proves businesses are eager to move forward with their workspace strategies despite the challenging times.
Greenberg Traurig is a leading international multi-practice law firm with approximately 2200 attorneys serving clients from 40 offices across the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. For the last 30 years, the firm’s Warsaw team has advised on the largest and most complex transactions executed in Poland and CEE and continues to support its clients with a team of approximately 100 attorneys.
Greenberg Traurig is the 2021 IFLR Polish Firm of the Year, the 2021 Euromoney LMG “Women in Business Law Awards 2021 Europe” Polish Law Firm of the Year and the current Mergermarket leader in Poland and CEE with this year’s value of M&A transactions exceeding USD 5 billion.
Their new state-of-the-art office will span 3 floors in Varso Tower, the 31st to the 33rd. The relocation is scheduled for autumn 2022.
Scheduled to be completed in spring 2022, the skyscraper is clad in a 4 m tall glass curtain wall that filters an abundance of natural light onto the wide office floor plates. Varso Tower also holds the highest BREEAM and WELL certifications, proving its impressive energy-saving, safety and comfort credentials and making it one of the country’s greenest buildings.
The tallest structure in the EU, Varso Tower was designed by Foster + Partners, a global studio renowned for pioneering design. Apart from offices, the tower will feature two public observation decks – one twice as high as the viewing platform at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw – and a signature restaurant and bar with skyline views.
Varso Tower is the final showpiece of Varso Place, a mixed-use development by HB Reavis consisting of offices, a hotel, an innovation hub and retail situated in the heart of Warsaw. Its close proximity to Warsaw Central Station provides excellent access to several dozen public transport options within just a few minutes walk.
“With many challenges and opportunities ahead of us and the continuous growth of our Warsaw team, the office needs to relocate from its long-time home in the Warsaw Stock Exchange building to an excellent new location in one of the most technologically advanced projects being built in Europe today. Varso Tower definitely fits the bill and Greenberg Traurig will make the most of this new space,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s Executive Chairman, closely involved with the European region.
“This is a 10-year commitment – made not only to our clients and the market but also to future Greenberg Traurig generations – to grow together as we enter the “next normal.” The firm’s legacy is based on our commitment to excellence and we need to make sure we provide our colleagues with the best possible environment in which to collaborate and develop,” added Lejb Fogelman, the Warsaw office’s long-serving Senior Partner.
“While adjusting to this new reality, we always need to remember to plan ahead. We are already impressed by the possibilities that Varso Tower has to offer – an excellent combination of comfort, well-being and safety along with its best-in-class sustainability standards. Varso Tower has the potential to serve as a new benchmark for the office sector over the next decade,” concluded Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice.