Warner Inks Lease for New Detroit Office

The company signed a lease agreement with Olympia Development of Michigan for space within its Class A building in The District Detroit.

Law firm Warner Norcross + Judd will open an office in The District Detroit development. The company has signed a 30,000-square-foot lease agreement at Olympia Development of Michigan’s upcoming mixed-use project at 2715 Woodward Ave. Advisory help came from James Berkemeier and Sam Munaco of Advocate Commercial. Mike Carl and Ron Gantner of Plante Moran CRESA worked on behalf of the landlord.

Warner will occupy the entire third floor of the five-story Class A office building and plans to have 55 attorneys working from the new location. The office is expected to include conference rooms, collaborative work spaces and a lounge overlooking Woodward Avenue.

Olympia’s five-story development is one of the several projects which are currently transforming Detroit’s office landscape. It will be located between Little Caesars Arena and the new Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and will provide approximately 127,000 square feet of medical, office and retail space. The initial proposal was for the development to function as a Detroit Medical Center sports medicine facility for the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. That plan has not been completely shut down as The Ilitch family, the parent company of Olympia, still plans to have part of the building operate as a sports medicine institute.