Mithun is a national, integrated design firm, which focuses on the disciplines of architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture to create sustainable urban environments. For the past decade, they have worked with OfficeLease to assess office needs and to assist when they have needed to expand or relocate.
Mithun was located on several floors in an historic building and needed to relocate to an environment that facilitated more collaboration. This search occurred during the peak of the dot.com boom and there were few alternatives available, especially architecturally striking space suitable for a firm such as Mithun.
Historic Pier 56 had recently been acquired and was to be renovated. The 34,000 floor-plate with high bay, clerestory windows and its ancient wood beams provided a unique, airy and well-lit environment for Mithun.
We negotiated a competitive long-term lease for the entire second floor space which includes spectacular views of Puget Sound, and, being on piles over the water has enabled Mithun to ventilate the space without air-conditioning. They have occupied this space since 2000 and it has proved to be a useful recruiting tool and much enjoyed by both staff and clients. OfficeLease subsequently negotiated for them a long-term extension of the lease after Mithun had determined the Pier still was the best ‘signature’ location. The planned removal of the viaduct and upgrade of the seawall will only enhance this as a location.
When we were outgrowing our last building, OfficeLease helped us develop a real estate plan and in a very tight market, identified and helped us negotiate a lease in a very suitable architecturally-significant property which has served us extremely well. Currently, as we anticipate outgrowing our present location and we once again retained OfficeLease as an advisor and advocate to help us explore all of our options including where we might design and occupy space as a tenant in a larger development. OfficeLease has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the market and knows all of the players. Paul and his associates are valuable hard-working members of our team in whom we have a great confidence and Paul consistently demonstrates that his priority is to serve our long-term best business interests. We would, without hesitation, recommend their services to other professional, business or institutional clients who would have need of such services. The service will be of the highest quality and the relationship will be most enjoyable.”