Detroit-based Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP has signed a long-term lease to remain in the historic First National Building at the foot of Campus Martius, extending its 70-year stay.
“Honigman’s longstanding presence in the center of downtown Detroit for nearly 70 years says it all; the firm has deep roots in the city and has made a rock solid commitment to the Central Business District. As one of the most highly respected law firms in the state, Honigman continues its remarkable run, building on the momentum of all the great things happening downtown,” says Jim Ketai, managing partner and CEO of Bedrock Real Estate Services.
Honigman’s headquarters have been in the Albert Kahn-designed building since the firm was founded, in 1948. Bedrock Real Estate Services and Honigman are working together to completely refurbish more than 150,000 square feet of space for the law firm, which houses more than 400 attorneys and team members.
Bedrock has invested millions into renovating the 1922 high-rise. The building’s occupancy has gone from 50 percent when Bedrock acquired it, to nearly 100 percent today. New retail tenants have also been added, including the Roasting Plant coffee shop and the Central Kitchen + Bar restaurant, which is scheduled to open next week.