Leading Legal Recruiting Firm Macrae Expands DC Footprint with Move to 2100 L Street

(Washington, DC)— Akridge and joint venture partner Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) (NYSE: OFC) announced today that Macrae, a leading transatlantic legal recruiting firm, has signed a lease at 2100 L Street, NW (2100 L Street). Located in Washington, DC’s central business district, 2100 L Street is a newly developed 10-story, 190,000-square-foot trophy office property. Akridge, COPT, and Argos Group developed the building in conjunction with redeveloping the adjacent, historic Thaddeus Stevens School, transforming the corner of L and 21st Streets. Macrae, who established its DC presence in 2019 and has grown rapidly since, will move into the building in February 2022.

Recognized by Washington Business Journal as the “Best New Development in 2020” and by NAIOP DC|MD as the “Best Urban Office Over 150,000 SF,” 2100 L Street was designed for the next generation of office space. It features an iconic architectural veil, designed by the internationally renowed artist Jan Hendrix, and world-class amenities including Willowtop, a lush rooftop terrace and lounge; Oakside, a penthouse conference center; Drew Gallery, a curated art gallery with rotating exhibits of local, Black artists; a spa-quality fitness center; and a pocket park. The building’s highly desirable location provides easy access to numerous fine dining and casual restaurants, hotels, shops, and four Metro lines (Red, Orange, Blue, and

“As a growing firm with a stellar reputation within the legal industry, Macrae had its pick of many top-quality office spaces. We are delighted to welcome the firm to 2100 L Street as our newest tenant,” said Todd Hartman, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at COPT. “The caliber of companies and their commitment to 2100 L Street is testimony to the building’s extraordinary architecture, interior design and state-of-the-art amenities.”

“Akridge is honored to welcome Macrae to 2100 L Street,” said Akridge President Matt Klein. “We designed 2100 L Street to meet the needs of the evolving workplace, and Macrae’s decision to move there is a testament to its modern design, impressive amenities, and intelligent infrastructure.”

Sandy Weiss, Principal, Tenant Representation, at Summit Commercial Real Estate represented Macrae. Ben Meisel and Tim McCarty of Akridge provided landlord representation for the property.