June 15, 2022Share
Kelley Kronenberg Begins Construction on Second Building at Corporate Headquarters
Additional 34,000-square-foot, 2-story office building in Broward County supports the firm’s continued growth
Fort Lauderdale, FL. – Kelley Kronenberg, a multi-practice business law firm with more than 400 employees, has started construction on a second building at its corporate headquarters to better serve its clients and accommodate growth. Kelley Kronenberg and Equistone Development, Inc. formed a joint venture to carry out the construction of the 34,062 square foot office building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The project started breaking ground in May 2022 and is due to complete construction in 2023. The ground-breaking ceremony on June 14, 2022, included guests such as Davie Mayor Judy Paul, Councilmembers Susan Starkey, Caryl Hattan, local members from the Davie Police Department, and Kelley Kronenberg employees.
The new building will be a state-of-the-art sister replica to Kelley Kronenberg’s adjacent corporate headquarters, a 35,000-square-foot, two-story office building, completed in 2019 by Equistone Development. The new Class A building is set to be LEED-certified. Some of the most notable features include electronic vehicle charging stations and solar power connectivity. It also has state of the art HVAC system equipped with bipolar ionization air purification technology. The ultra-violet air filtering system increases air quality and reduces harmful contaminants. The new facility will feature private office suites, as well as collaborative workstations, in a space with distinctive architecture and progressive design elements. The new building will feature a game room with ping-pong, billiards, and foosball, and a fully equipped café with snacks and beverages. Together, the two-building campus will house Kelley Kronenberg’s growing law practice.
Kelley Kronenberg’s Principal Partner and Chief Financial Officer Heath Eskalyo commented, “We purchased our HQ property with a strategic view. It is highly accessible to our clients and our employees as it’s off 595, and a few minutes from I-95 and I-75. We took the option to purchase the neighboring property years ago, as we knew we would outgrow the space. The new building is going to grant us more capacity, although we will be virtually full when we move in.”
“We are pleased to bring this project to this stage and to its successful completion. Our pre-development investment was completed amidst a global pandemic, but our commitment together with Kelley Kronenberg as our partner is unwavering. We are confident our team will accomplish the partnership’s goals and will continue to strengthen its relationship with Kelley Kronenberg on this joint venture and future ones,” said Michael Harrison, principal at Equistone Development.
Kelley Kronenberg is a multi-practice business law firm with over 400 employees, more than 200 attorneys, and 12 locations throughout Florida and the United States. Founded in 1980, the firm is one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida and amongst the largest in the U.S. The firm serves all types and sizes of public and private companies, including small businesses and individuals nationwide. Kelley Kronenberg has been recognized amongst the “Largest U.S. Law Firms” by the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500, Law 360 400, and Florida Trend in 2020, “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms” by Forbes and “Top 10” in NLJ’s “Women’s Scorecard” 2019. The firm has been the recipient of many accolades most recently including: “Best Multi-Practice Business Law Firm – USA,” Acquisition International; “Business of the Year,” “Top 100 Private Companies,” “Top Law Firms,” and “Largest Law Firms,” South Florida Business Journal; “Largest Law Firms,” Tampa Bay Business Journal, Orlando Business Journal, and Jacksonville Business Journal; “Biggest Law Firms in Florida,” Florida Trend; “Top 100 Law Firms,” South Florida Business & Wealth; Florida’s Largest Law Firms,” American Lawyer’s, Daily Business Review “Review 100;” and “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm earned the 2021 Ragan’s Top Places to Work and Top Workplaces USA award by Energage and “Top Workplaces for Communication, Top Workplaces for Clued-In Leaders, Top Workplaces for Top Leaders, and Top Workplaces for Innovation.” Kelley Kronenberg has also been recognized as a “Top Workplace” by the Sun-Sentinel and a “Best Place to Work” by the South Florida Business Journal for two consecutive years. For more information, visit www.kklaw.com.
Erica Wander, Marketing and PR Manager