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Hilliker Completes 10-Year Office Lease with Capes Sokol

Clayton, Missouri – October 23, 2018 – Capes Sokol, a St. Louis-based full-service law firm, has signed a lease to move into the Regions Centre located at 8182 Maryland Avenue in Clayton.

Jeff Altvater and Rebecca Thessen, office brokers with Hilliker Corporation, represented the tenant, and Newmark Grubb Zimmer represented the landlord, 8182 Maryland Associates.

Under the 10-year lease, the firm will occupy the top two floors of Regions Centre, approximately 34,000 square feet of premium office space.
“In the last four years, the number of Capes Sokol professionals has grown by over 50 percent,” said Jeffrey A. Cohen, Managing Shareholder of Capes Sokol. “Since our founding in 2001, we have been located in the Pierre Laclede Center. Due to deliberate growth, we have expanded our space multiple times.”

Altvater and Thessen assisted the firm with their previous expansions and renewals in the building. “We are committed to remaining a mid-sized, St. Louis-based law firm,” continued Cohen. “The expanded space will allow us to continue to add to our roster of outstanding legal talent. We are planning a redesigned office that will offer dynamic, collaboration-based working spaces and will accommodate new attorney and practice group development consistent with our strategic plan. Our success has been the product of thoughtful and intentional growth in certain practice areas allowing us to better serve our national, regional, and local clients.”

The attorneys of Capes Sokol focus on corporate and real estate matters; business, commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigation; tax litigation and controversy; white collar and other criminal defense matters; trusts and estates; and digital currency and blockchain technology matters.

“The Clayton Class-A office market remains extremely tight, especially when searching for contiguous spaces that exceed 15,000 square feet,” Thessen stated. “When we discovered that a large vacancy was to become available prior to the previous tenant making a public announcement, we jumped at the opportunity.”

“We are proud that we were able to leverage this crucial information on behalf of Capes Sokol to result in a successful negotiation,” Altvater added.

Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest independently owned commercial real estate company located at 1401 S. Brentwood Blvd. The firm’s agents, who each average over 15 years of experience, have completed more than 10,000 commercial transactions for office, industrial, retail, and institutional clients since its inception in 1985.

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