Meridian Signs Law Firm to 103,300 SF Office Lease at Anthem Row in D.C.’s East End
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Meridian Group has signed a 103,300-square-foot office lease with Baker Botts LLP, an international law firm, in Washington D.C.’s East End. The firm’s new office will be located at Anthem Row, a four-building office complex currently under development. The Meridian Group is underway on an extensive renovation of the 12-story building at 800 K St. The original building had a large floor plate with two cores and one main lobby. Upon completion, the property will function as two office buildings with separate main lobbies and separate addresses — 700 K St. and 800 K St. In addition, the buildings will include three levels of retail space totaling 80,000 square feet. Baker Botts, which signed a 17-year lease, will occupy the top four floors of 700 K, beginning March 2020. Evan Behr and Doug Mueller of JLL represented Meridian in the lease transaction, and Randy Harrell and Lara Nealon of CBRE represented Baker Botts. In December, fitness company Equinox announced it will open a 33,817-square-foot full-service health club at Anthem Row. In September, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House announced plans to open a 10,313-square-foot restaurant at the project.