Tressler Upgrades to New Space in Willis Tower
February 12, 2019
CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 – EQ Office, the U.S. office portfolio company wholly owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds, announced today that Tressler LLP, a national law firm headquartered in Chicago, is relocating from Willis Tower’s 22nd floor to the 61st floor with a new 42,000 square foot space in the iconic building. The company has called Willis Tower home since 1993.
Tressler attorneys primarily devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, claims management and reinsurance. Tressler attorneys also represent clients in commercial litigation, employment, government, healthcare, corporate transactions and intellectual property law. The firm has eight offices across five states -- a national presence that many law firms of its size do not have, and is strategically expanding offices nationwide.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Tressler and that they chose to stay and expand at Willis Tower,” said David Moore, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director at EQ. “Tressler has been a part of our community for 25 years, and we are thrilled that they are continuing to evolve with us in new, modernized space that will support their business for years to come.”
Tressler will be moving to the new office space on the 61st floor, which will be open for business today. Tressler worked closely with Partners by Design to create a space with modern amenities for employees and visitors. Key features include glass walls to bring in natural light while offering sprawling views of the Chicago skyline, as well as employee amenities like wellness rooms for nursing mothers, teaming rooms for collaboration, standing desks, an event space and a shared kitchen.
“As a national law firm, we have to modernize and embrace change in order to thrive in today’s competitive market,” said Anna Hanson, Director of Marketing & Communications, Tressler LLP. “We are different than other law firms, and our new space represents that. Willis Tower is an iconic part of Chicago and the perfect home for our headquarters.”
Tressler employees frequently take advantage of other Willis Tower tenant amenities, such as Tone, the 30,000 square feet fitness center, and event spaces like Altitude and the Steel Room, which were added to Willis Tower as part of the building’s $500 million renovation, the biggest restorative transformation project in its 43-year history. The renovation also includes the addition of Catalog, a five-story dining, retail and immersive-entertainment experience, located at the base of the tower, anticipated to open to the public in mid-2020.
For more information on the renovation project and available tenant space, visit www.WillisTower.com.
About EQ Office
We are EQ Office. While other real estate owners talk about square footage and floor plans, we focus on the experience; how space feels, activates and performs. At EQ, we partner with business leaders to find, design and manage balanced workspaces with the intention of helping to inspire talent. We’re proud to work hand-in-hand with customers of all sizes from Fortune 100 companies to emerging startups to bring humanity back to the work place. Our diverse team of over 200 professionals is responsible for creating inspired office environments in cities across the country including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston. What began as Equity Office Properties 42 years ago, now reflects a new intelligence needed to address shifting workplace needs, as EQ Office. As a U.S. office portfolio company wholly owned by Blackstone's real estate funds, we have the resources to lead the changes happening in work space. Explore your space for greatness at www.eqoffice.com.
About Willis Tower
Located at 233 S. Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown Chicago, Willis Tower is an urban destination and state-of-the art workplace that welcomes prominent businesses ranging from law firms to large airline corporations to insurance companies. Standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall, Willis Tower has the region's most breathtaking views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Willis Tower's Skydeck attracts more than 1.7 million visitors each year with its inviting hospitality and memorable experiences, all under one roof. In early 2017, Blackstone and Equity Office announced plans for the biggest restorative transformation project in the building's 43-year history. The $500 million renovation project now underway will add more than 300,000 square feet of new retail, dining and entertainment space at the base of the tower, 150,000 square feet of new tenant amenity spaces, and a 30,000 square-foot outdoor deck and garden. As part of the renovation, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Willis Tower the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for energy efficiency upgrades made throughout the Tower. Willis Tower was also recently named to the Illinois Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois' 200 Great Places list. For more information, visit www.WillisTower.com and connect on Facebook and Instagram.