DLA Piper Renews Lease in Palo Alto


University Circle in East Palo Alto.
University Circle in East Palo Alto.

The law firm DLA Piper is renewing its office lease in Silicon Valley. The firm plans to retain all 119,000 square feet that it currently occupies at University Circle in East Palo Alto through June 2023. The building is owned by Columbia Property Trust.

LA Piper’s current lease was set to end in June 2018. The extension will keep the 451,000-square-foot University Circle office complex nearly 100% leased.

DLA Piper has been a significant tenant for University Circle since Columbia acquired the office portion of the complex in 2005 and is one of several law firms housed there, along with leading technology tenants such as Amazon Web Services and NTT Innovation Institute.

“We greatly value our relationship with DLA Piper and are pleased to retain this important tenant for University Circle,” said Nelson Mills, Columbia’s president and CEO. “With this renewal, we have renewed the largest remaining 2018 lease expiration in our portfolio, at favorable terms, further strengthening our portfolio and continuing to build on our value-creation strategy.”

The University Circle campus includes three office buildings completed in 2003, in which Columbia owns a majority interest, and the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, which is under separate ownership. Columbia is currently undertaking an enhancement of the campus’s central courtyard to create a more collaborative and entertaining communal space, which should be ready for tenants to enjoy later this year.

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