This is in the very earliest of stages so nothing is definite, but this could be huge:
Monday October 2, 2006
Baker Hostetler search may alter office landscape
Law firm’s massive space needs could spell end to decade-plus construction drought downtown
By STAN BULLARD
6:00 am, October 2, 2006
Baker Hostetler won’t say much about where its Cleveland office home may be in two years. But a buzz is rising in downtown circles that the big law firm could serve as the catalyst for the city’s first new downtown office building in 15 years.
Such talk is astonishing because the downtown office market’s nightmarish condition a short time ago had middle-age office brokers privately writing off working on a new skyscraper for the rest of their careers. But a resurgence of Cleveland’s Class A office market — those buildings with the best views and locations — could change that situation.
Developers have designs ready for a dream tenant, and Baker, with its 455-person Cleveland staff, could be it.
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