Ireland Stapleton, a local business law firm, will move its headquarters to the top floor of 1660 Lincoln in Uptown next year.
The company will occupy the entire 15,000 square foot 30th floor, starting in the City Center office complex at 717 17th St.
“The space better suits the work styles and technology needs of our team here at the firm and our clients, frankly,” said general manager Erica Tarpey. “The space was created to be more collaborative, with more shared spaces and conference rooms, more work rooms.”
Tarpey said transportation was an important consideration for the company. The new location, at Lincoln and 17th, will be easily accessible by car, bike and public transit, she said.
The move will be a downsizing. Ireland Stapleton leases 24,400 square feet downtown.
“It’s a smaller footprint for us, but it’s better laid out,” Tarpey said. “The offices are of comparable size, there are no large and huge corner offices. Everyone has room and things were built with the idea that our litigation teams should be in one room.
Ireland Stapleton has been in business since 1926 and is the 30th largest law firm in Denver, according to the Denver Business Journal, with 36 attorneys in the area.
Transwestern brokers Whitney Hake and Grace Lessard represented the owner. Cresa brokers Bill Baldwin, Paul Herzog and Rob Anderson represented the tenant. The move is expected to take place in the spring, according to Transwestern.
“Ireland Stapleton’s 10-year lease follows a notable ‘flight to quality’ trend we’ve seen in downtown Denver,” Hake said in a statement.
The 1660 Lincoln building is owned by an entity affiliated with Westport Capital Partners, which paid $67 million for the building in 2018.