Skanska’s 2112 Penn office tower reaches 90 percent leasing with announcement of Cassidy Levy Kent LLP lease

Press release 5/31/2023 7:00 AM EST

The international law firm will occupy half of the downtown trophy office project’s third floor


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Skanska, a leading global development and construction firm, today announced it has leased 11,449 square feet of its Pennsylvania Avenue office development, 2112 Penn, to Cassidy Levy Kent LLP, the prestigious international law firm, for a 12-year lease. This deal puts the 11-story, 230,000-square-foot, trophy building at approximately 90 percent leased.

“Since delivering in 2018, we’ve experienced a very strong market response at 2112 Penn,” said Mark Carroll, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager of Skanska USA Commercial Development’s D.C. market. “This lease, and our recent transaction with UBS Financial Services at 17xM, demonstrate the type of high-quality and tech-forward properties that companies are looking for, particularly in the current office market.”

Cassidy Levy Kent LLP is a top-rated international trade law firm based in Washington, D.C. specializing in trade remedies, customs, market access, trade policy and trade negotiations. As one of the largest trade groups in North America, the firm is known for its expertise in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard litigation, including its deep bench and its thorough case development and prosecution before the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as its compliance advice and litigation against U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“2112 Pennsylvania is perfectly situated in a thriving part of Washington’s business district, and the lawyers and economists of Cassidy Levy Kent look forward to welcoming current and future clients to our offices in this world-class building,” said Bob Cassidy, Partner at Cassidy Levy Kent LLP.

Located in the heart of Washington, DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, 2112 Penn boasts a distinctive sculptural façade, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and rooftop terrace for tenants to enjoy. Delivered in early 2018 and designed by Gensler architects, the trophy concrete building is a top-tier asset for its highly sustainable, innovative and elegant features. 2112 Penn is LEED Gold, WiredScore Gold and Fitwel certified, and was the first commercial office building in Washington, D.C. to receive the WELL Health-Safety Rating.

Current tenants of the project include Skanska’s DC office, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP PWR, NERA Economic Consulting, Berry Appleman & Leiden, and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, in addition to Flower Child and North Italia, which are situated in the building’s ground floor retail space.

CBRE represented Cassidy Levy Kent, while Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE represented Skanska in the transaction. Inquiries for remaining office space may be directed to Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE.

In the Greater Washington area, Skanska recently developed 99 M Street SE, an 11-story trophy office building with ground food retail space in the heart of Navy Yard. Skanska’s current projects in the Greater, D.C. area include: 17xM, an 11-story, 334,000-square-foot, trophy building in D.C.’s central business district; OZMA, a 12-story, mixed-use development with 275 luxury apartments in Washington; 3901 North Fairfax, a nine-story, 201,000-square-foot office building with ground-floor plaza and retail in Arlington; and The Heming, a 28-story, 410-unit luxury apartment building in Tysons.

More information can be found at 2112penn.com.