WASHINGTON, DC—Law firm Wilkinson Barker Knaueris relocating its Washington, DC, office to the 8th floor of1800 M St. NW's North Tower.

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The firm will occupy 33,723 square feet of the recentlyrenovated CBD building, owned by Prudential Real EstateInvestors on behalf of institutional investors.Savills Studley's Gary Stein, Ben Plaisted, JonGlass and Greg Scheipers representedWilkinson Barker Knauer in the 12-year agreement.

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Wilkinson Barker Knauer had three years remaining on it currentlease expiration at 2300 N Street NW. The company was advised thatrelocating without incurring additional liability was a possibilityand would solve its space deficiencies, according to PaulSinderbrand, chair of WBK's Leasing Committee. They willoccupy the space in October 2015.

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This summer the building gained anotheroccupant--Berkeley Research Group, which announcedits own lease at 1800 M St. last year for 58,602 square feet.

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The 11-year lease term began July 2014.

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Cassidy Turley's Eli Barnes, who representedPrudential along with other colleagues in this transaction, citedPREI's repositioning as a factor in attracting such premier tenantsas Berkeley Research Group.

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The 10-story, 585,000-square-foot office building was originallyconstructed in 1975. PREI renovated the HVAC system, lobbies,fitness center, roof top terrace, elevators, restrooms and commonareas.

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