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ORLANDO-Law Offices of America, an entrepreneurial entity established by lawyer Kenn Gluckman, has leased 12,500 sf for five years on the 23rd floor of the 28-story Bank of America Center Downtown. Gluckman tells GlobeSt.com he expects to have a good portion of the space subleased to lawyers by the time the offices are ready for occupancy April 1.

Gluckman, who heads Maitland-based General Counsel Advisors PA, is betting $1.5 million–the aggregate value of his lease–that his venture will fly with solo practitioners who need to be near Orange County Courthouse doors. The 17-year-old Bank of America Center, at Orange Avenue and Livingston Street, is directly across from the 25-story, one-million-sf Courthouse building. The 430,000-sf bank building is 85% leased.

“There is a niche opportunity that is currently underserved,” Gluckman says. “We will provide offices and office solutions in an atmosphere that is ideal for conducting legal business.” The 29 individual offices are sized from 100 sf to 300 sf. Monthly rent starts at $650 and includes the use of a receptionist, conference room, kitchen and high-speed copy center.

The Legal Practice Advisory Group in the Orlando office of Trammell Crow Co. generated momentum for the executive suites venture, Gluckman says. Trammell Crow is the exclusive strategic commercial real estate advisor to the 1,300-lawyer Orange County Bar Association. Dan Caligiuri and Jason Schrago, senior vice presidents at Trammell Crow, lead the tenant representation sector at their office.

Caligiuri calls Gluckman’s venture “a unique business model,” one that Trammell Crow is “uniquely qualified to deliver the expertise needed to help move it forward.”

Schrago tells GlobeSt.com the executive suite concept isn’t new for general small businesses in metro Orlando but getting all lawyers together under one roof hasn’t been previously attempted. “There are some unique benefits in doing so, such as cross referrals and numerous [legal] support services,” Schrago says. He says the selection of Bank of America Center as the location for the enterprise “couldn’t be better. The 23rd floor has a panoramic view of the city that few other buildings Downtown can offer at this time.”

The partnership agreement Trammell Crow has with the Orange County Bar Association calls for Caligiuri and Schrago to provide consulting real estate services to the organization and its members, while the bar group promotes Trammell Crow as a value-added service to its members, Schrago says.

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