Charlotte, N.C. — Parker Poe, a Charlotte-based business law firm with seven offices across the Southeast, today announced plans to relocate its Charlotte office to an efficient, high-performance workplace environment in Legacy Union, the 10-acre Lincoln Harris development that is redefining the southern perimeter of uptown Charlotte with a mix of Class A office space, retail, and other amenities.
In mid-2020, Parker Poe will occupy 86,000 square feet on three floors of 620 S. Tryon, Legacy Union’s first phase, a 33-story, 850,000-square-foot tower. As part of the move, Parker Poe will have branding on the tower, establishing a presence at the intersection of Tryon and Stonewall streets, the epicenter of more than 10 million square feet of development taking place on the south side of uptown adjacent to Bank of America Stadium.
“We are excited about this move and our partnership with Lincoln Harris,” said Parker Poe’s Managing Partner Tom Griffin. “In a rapidly changing legal marketplace, we are embracing change and looking forward to a new, agile workplace. Our space will match our firm’s forward-thinking culture and encourage clients, lawyers, and staff to collaborate in an energized environment.”
“Lincoln Harris is proud to welcome Parker Poe to Legacy Union,” said Johno Harris, president of Lincoln Harris. “The decision of prominent corporate names like Parker Poe to choose Legacy Union as their headquarters continues to validate our vision for Legacy Union and its impact not only on uptown but our community as a whole.”
Parker Poe’s new office will reflect its collegial, people-focused culture to create a flexible and adaptable space designed to reduce bureaucracy and increase interaction. Design features will focus on natural light, integrated technology, active social areas, ergonomic enhancements, and wellness spaces. International architecture firm Gensler will lead the interior design.
“We’re pleased to partner with Parker Poe, one of the Southeast’s most prestigious law firms,” said Taylor Senter, Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), Parker Poe’s real estate advisor. “From the offset of the project, Parker Poe’s leadership team had a clear and concise conviction around the future of the firm and how to leverage real estate to position itself in the marketplace moving forward. It really was a pleasure to play a role in this seminal decision by the firm.”
Senter, and his partners Greg Katz and Mike Hopper, members of NKF’s law firm advisory practice, see Parker Poe’s decision as progressive and prescient. “It’s no secret that the practice of law, and for that matter business at large, is undergoing rapid transformations due to advances in technology and increased mobility within the workforce. With this comes a renewed expectation of the workplace, and more so than ever before our clients across the U.S. are looking to proactively address these realities. In its decision to embrace this evolution, Parker Poe is establishing a new paradigm and solidifying its position as a preeminent law firm in the Southeast.”
Parker Poe’s new home includes an indoor/outdoor entry plaza off of Tryon Street for casual gatherings, a fitness center, and a walkable promenade lined with restaurants and retailers. A pedestrian bridge above Church Street will provide tenants with direct access to the building.
Ridr Knowlton and Campbell Walker of Lincoln Harris represented the developer in the transaction.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the region. Parker Poe is a member of TerraLex, one of the world’s leading international legal networks. With 155 member law firms and more than 17,000 attorneys in 100 countries, TerraLex members provide the legal resources needed to conduct seamless business worldwide. For more information, please visit www.parkerpoe.com.
About Lincoln Harris
Lincoln Harris, together with Lincoln Property Company, provides clients with a national platform and unparalleled institutional resources, including commercial real estate development, investment and property management. Based in Charlotte, Lincoln Harris takes great pride in its reputation as one of the region’s most accomplished full-service commercial real estate companies. Lincoln Harris’ multi-disciplinary team has a long history of working through complex transactions and adopting innovative approaches to real estate problems. We take pride in developing and implementing comprehensive national real estate programs for our clients and cultivating a sense of trust in the communities we serve and the individual transactions we service. To learn more about Lincoln Harris properties and services, please visit www.lincolnharris.com.
About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMRK), is one of the world's leading and most trusted commercial real estate advisory firms, offering a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 16,000 professionals operate from approximately 430 offices on six continents. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.