Law firm to take top floors of Broadwest tower
100 attorneys will make move to West End in 2021
October 7, 2019
Regional law firm Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz has signed up to lease the top three floors of the office tower in Midtown’s rising Broadwest development.
Leaders of the Nashville office of Baker Donelson, which is home to about 100 attorneys and their support staff, on Monday said they will occupy about 70,000 square feet of space in the 21-story tower, which a team led by Propst Development is building alongside a 34-story tower that will hold 196 condominiums and the 14-story, 237-unit Conrad Nashville by Hilton. The firm will move to 1600 West End Ave. from its home in the 211 Commerce St. building in 2021.
“Broadwest will provide our team members a highly efficient and sustainable office environment in a premier location,” said Brigid Carpenter, Baker Donelson’s managing shareholder. “Our attorneys, staff and clients alike will appreciate the modern office space, easy access to transportation corridors, ample secure parking, on-site amenities and nearby restaurants.”
Carpenter and her team, who run Middle Tennesse's fourth-largest law firm, are the second office tenant to sign off for Propst’s big project. ServisFirst Bank officials in June said they will take up the office tower’s second floor and set up a retail branch in the three-story building connecting Broadwest’s two towers.
“When we envisioned the office tower at Broadwest, Baker Donelson is exactly the type of tenant we had in mind,” said Chris Brown, principal with Propst Development. “We’re delighted this Nashville market leader selected our community for its new home and are excited to work with them to create an energetic and welcoming work environment.”
Steve Preston of CBRE and Greg McCavera and Andrew Jones of JLL represented Baker Donelson in its lease talks. Ashley Albright and Bill Adair of JLL are handling the leasing for Broadwest’s office space.