Cisco Systems plans to expand its fast-growing internet unit’s St. Paul operations, and will lease a floor of space in the Hamm Building in Downtown St. Paul. The San Jose-based networking products behemoth, which now has the St. Paul operations in a much smaller space in Downtown’s Lowertown area, will sublease 26,000 sf space from the St. Paul Cos., says Rob Kost, a United Properties broker who handled the deal. Cisco will occupy the entire sixth floor of the Hamm Building, which is located at 408 St. Peter St.”This lease will certainly take a bite out of the relative large amount of sublease space currently available in the central business disrtict,” Kost notes.

Cisco plans to move into the building this fall.Kost says there is still about 100,000-sf ofspace available for sublease in the Hamm Building., from the St. Paul Co., which is looking to shift out of the space. There are also significant chunks of subleased space, which is under contract to a tenant who wants to move.

Cisco Systems will take temporary space in the Hamm Building later this month during the build-out of its permanent space, which is expected to be complete in early October. Built in 1919 by the Hamm’s Brewing family, the HammBuilding underwent a complete renovation in 1997, updating its readiness for technology while trying to restore its architectural charm, such as its high ceilings and tall windows.

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