Venable, LLP, one of America’s top law firms with nearly 600 attorneys practicing across the country in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and government affairs, relocated its Towson office from 210 Allegheny Avenue to 210 West Pennsylvania Avenue in June. The prestigious firm, which has represented a diverse array of Fortune 500 clients, chose William (Bill) Whitty, senior vice president and principal of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC to assist with site selection.
“We were looking for an office in Towson that allowed us to operate in contiguous space,” said Bruce Sidell, COO at Venable. “Bill Whitty has extensive knowledge of the Towson Community and was a great match. He understood our needs and requirements, showed us multiple properties, assisted with lease negotiation, and provided ongoing support throughout the process,” he added.
The new 29,000 square foot office is located on the fifth and sixth floors of 210 West Pennsylvania Avenue. Approximately 50 Venable attorneys and support staff will work from the downtown Towson office, which is in close proximity to the courthouse and numerous amenities.
“Towson has been an excellent location to build our practice,“ said Sidell. “It is close to many of our clients, easy to access, and convenient for our lawyers and staff who live north of Baltimore City.”
The firm made a significant capital investment in the space including renovations and IT infrastructure on both floors. The resulting office space includes handsome conference rooms, numerous work rooms, a vibrant lounge area, and video-conferencing capabilities throughout.
Lutherville-based MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC provides a full range of commercial real estate services, including leasing and sales, tenant and landlord advisory services, corporate consulting, commercial and residential development, general construction, property and asset management, market research, and debt and equity capital placement. With offices strategically located throughout the State of Maryland and 140 employees, MacKenzie is one of the largest full-service commercial real estate service firms in Maryland.