Case Study: Spectacular New Office Positions Law Firm To Retain & Attract Top Talent

Union Trust Building, Pittsburgh, PA

It’s clear why another law firm recommended we work with Carrie Holstead to provide tenant representation services. She is most professional and responsive, was clearly our conflict-free advocate and advisor, and found spectacular office space which will help our firm attract and retain top talent. Additionally, she negotiated very attractive business terms and protections for our firm, and assembled an extremely well qualified team to design and furnish our space, and stretch our construction dollars. I highly recommend Carrie Holstead to others.

Ellen S. Cappellanti, Firm Managing Member Jackson Kelly, PLLC

Jackson Kelly, PLLC

Objective Tenant Representation Services


Founded in 1822, Jackson Kelly has grown from a single office in Charleston, West Virginia to 12 offices across Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. With more than 165 attorneys and decades of experience, Jackson Kelly is a full-service firm that represents a wide variety of private and public clients across a host of industries in nearly all aspects of law. Some two years prior to the expiration of its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office lease, Jackson Kelly turned to Carrie Holstead for help in identifying and securing its most attractive office leasing alternative.


After completing an in depth analysis of Jackson Kelly’s needs, Carrie assembled the best in class architect, designer and project management team, prepared a market survey of all viable office space currently available as well as off market opportunities, and toured buildings with Jackson Kelly executives. She then drafted an RFP that reflected Jackson Kelly’s business needs and sent it to buildings of further interest. Upon receipt of the responses, she prepared a financial analysis and comparison of the proposals and had test fit plans and a preliminary construction budget prepared at a short list of buildings. Finally, she leveraged the market and nearly 35 years of corporate real estate experience to secure the best space at very attractive terms, and coordinated the design, construction and furnishing of Jackson Kelly’s stunning new office. Architectural and design services were provided by Avon Graf Architects.


  • Secured spectacular new office space on top two floors of Union Trust Building to help retain and attract top talent
  • Leveraged market to achieve attractive business terms
  • Negotiated multiple lease protections
  • Procured large TIA for a stunning design in architectural gem
  • Strategic corporate real estate solution for long term lease

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