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WASHINGTON, DC-Davis Polk & Wardwell has signed an 11-year, 20,407-square-foot lease for the 12th floor of the McPherson Building, a 12-story office building on the East side of the CBD. The new lease brings the building to approximately 60% occupancy, according to a spokeswoman for Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers. Bobby Schwartz and Eli Barnes of Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers represented the owner, ING Real Estate, in this transaction. Gary Stein of CRESA Partners represented Davis Polk & Wardwell.

The law firm’s move is an expansion, according to the spokeswoman. It currently occupies space on the 10th floor of 1300 I St. NW, according to Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Web site. The McPherson building is located at 901 15th St.

Other tenants in the building include New York Life and New York City-based Kaye Scholer LLP. In fact in December 2007, Kaye Scholer expanded the space it occupied there by 10,000 square feet, to reach 55,000 square feet.

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