Monday, February 14, 2011

Gaedeke, Hodas Law Firm Ink 8-Year Lease

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Attorney Benjamin T. Hodas (lower left photo) has signed an eight-year lease for a 3,230-sf office with ocean views in the class A Northbridge Centre (top left photo) in downtown West Palm Beach. Occupancy is planned for mid-March.

"I looked at two or three other buildings, but I kept coming back to Northbridge Centre, given its proximity to the courthouse and the views from my office," Hodas says. "At the end of the day it's the best class A space in West Palm Beach."

The lion's share of Northbridge Centre's tenant roster is law firms, which are drawn to the high rise because it's within walking distance of the Palm Beach County Judicial Center complex.

The 21-story high rise at 515 N. Flagler Dr. is owned by Dallas-based Gaedeke Group LLC.

Gaedeke's vice president of leasing, Kirk Fetter (middle right photo), represented the landlord. Susan Thomas of Touchstone Webb Realty Co. in West Palm Beach negotiated for the tenant.

Hodas' seventh-floor office space is requiring minimal finish-out. The most significant change is the addition of a four-by-six-foot glass opening, featuring a Scales of Justice etching, to capitalize on the office's view of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. The law firm is gaining 2,030 sf with the relocation from 301 Pine St.

"The space is comfortable and will provide me with a little room for growth," says Hodas, who is managing member of a "Marital and Family Law" firm that he launched in March 2010.

Hodas, a 2009 and 2011 Super Lawyers Florida Rising Star, was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2002 and immediately began his career as an associate in the family law firm of Martin L. Haines III, becoming a partner within four years. He later joined Fisher & Bendeck, P.A. in West Palm Beach before opening his own firm. Hodas' practice is focused on complex high net-worth divorces.

For additional information, please contact Kirk Fetter, 561-515-7407

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