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Hobbs Brook Management Signs New England Law Firm to Northwoods Office Park

January 10, 2018 - By The Real Reporter
1301 Atwood Avenue, Johnston RI

WALTHAM—Hobbs Brook Management LLC signed prominent New England and Florida law firm, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) to an office building at 1301 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI. The multi-year lease gives PLDO 20,620 square feet of office space in Northwoods Office Park. Peter Hayes and Matt Fair of Hayes & Sherry handled the lease for Hobbs Brook Management. Meanwhile, PLDO was represented by Peter Hayes of Hayes & Sherry.

PLDO chose Northwoods for its amenities-rich campus environment and cutting-edge technology capabilities. From the multipurpose facility and dining area, the professional services accommodations also attracted the firm to the area. “Northwoods offers the conveniences and amenities we sought to provide to our clients and employees. Its campus environment, free parking and on-site catering and dining services are tremendous draws for our busy team of attorneys and staff,” remarks David C. Sweet, Chief Operations Officer at PLDO. “Hobbs Brook staff has responded promptly to any requests or questions we have had and we look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship with the professional staff of the management group.”

In 2016, Hobbs Brook transformed the existing 1301 Atwood Avenue facility with a complete repositioning, creating a LEED Gold certified, 338,600 SF high-performance and amenity-rich Class A office building. Designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects and built to Hobbs Brook’s high standards for sustainability and efficiency, the repositioning consisted of a complete replacement of the building’s exterior and the addition of 30,000 SF to the building’s footprint. Originally built in 1972, virtually all aspects of the building are now new, with the exception of the pre-stressed concrete beam structure. Even the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems have been updated to be more energy efficient and the construction integrated recycled materials.

The full-service law firm moved into the new contemporary space on February 21, 2017. Designed by Bisbono and Associates, the suite features a streamlined office floor plan with over 40 offices, several large conference rooms, a more inviting entryway and reception area, and a boardroom for client and employee meetings and events.

“We are thrilled to welcome Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara to our Northwoods campus, and we look forward to building a successful relationship with the firm,” lauds Patricia Holland, Real Estate Manager in Hobbs Brook Management’s leasing division. Officials at Hobbs Brook believe the amenities offered by the office park itself and the building’s recent updates will accommodate PLDO’s needs well. “With our dedicated on-site property management operations team and access to a wide variety of amenities, we are confident that PLDO will enjoy a long-term stay in our Northwoods office park,” Holland concludes.

Matt Fair Peter Hayes Patricia Holland David C. Sweet