- The Washington Times - Monday, July 23, 2001

Property Lines

D.C. law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo will lease 67,158 square feet at Discovery Square, a 384,000-square-foot office complex under construction in Reston.
The firm will move its Northern Virginia office to the new space from 11911 Freedom Drive in the nearby Reston Town Center.
Discovery Square will feature two nine-story buildings, two parking decks and a central courtyard. It will sit on 10 acres near Reston Town Center, at the intersection of Sunset Hills Road and Reston Parkway.
A pedestrian bridge will connect Discovery Square to the town center.
Mintz, Levin will lease 44,368 square feet on the top two floors in the project's first building, One Discovery Square. The firm also plans to take 22,386 square feet on the top floor of Two Discovery Square, the second building in the project.
About 85 percent of the 177,646-square-foot One Discovery Square is leased, according to Terrabrook and Boston Properties, the developers. Earlier this year, the companies announced the building's first tenant, software firm Siebel Systems, which plans to lease 110,832 square feet on the first six floors.
Two Discovery Square will feature 185,222 square feet. It is scheduled to be finished by April.
"Our much larger space in Discovery Square will accommodate our growth and the increasing depth and breadth of legal services we offer. We launched our Reston office two years ago with just four lawyers, and now we have nearly 30," the firm's managing partner, David Barmak, says in a statement.
Local brokerages Resource Real Estate Group and Prospective arranged the Mintz, Levin lease.
Terrabrook and Boston Properties also developed several properties in Reston Town Center, including its signature One Freedom Square building.

Park Place planned

National brokerage Insignia/ ESG will handle leasing for Park Place, a 244,000-square-foot commercial project planned in Annapolis.
Park Place is slated to feature two five-story office buildings, retail and restaurant space, a hotel with a ballroom and meeting space, a performing arts center and condominiums.
Jerome J. Parks Cos. is developing the project, which will sit on seven acres off Westgate Circle, near the city's waterfront. Construction could be completed by summer 2003, the company says.
"Annapolis is a vibrant city, and with a world-class office project like Park Place, a great location for business," Carl Taylor, Insignia's chief leasing agent for the property, says in a statement.
Insignia will market Park Place with Insignia Miller of Baltimore and Annapolis Realty. Insignia Miller is an alliance between Insignia/ESG and the Miller Group, an independent real estate firm in Baltimore.
The alliance is part of Insignia's Strategic Services Provider program, a new initiative to expand the firm's reach into cities where it does not have offices.
The Annapolis-based Parks companies have developed and managed commercial and residential projects in urban and waterfront areas since 1952. Several of its projects have won design awards.
Chris Baker can be reached at 202/636-3139 or [email protected]

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