International law firm signs lease at Austin’s The Republic

Co-developers Lincoln Property Company, Phoenix Property Company and DivcoWest announced that international law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP has signed a lease at The Republic, a 48-story office tower under construction in downtown Austin. Texas.

The office tower broke ground in 2022 and is now nearly 50% leased, more than a year before it is scheduled to open in mid-2025.

O’Melveny is a global law firm with more than 800 lawyers in 18 offices across three continents. The Los Angeles-founded firm opened its first Texas office in Austin in 2021 and has continued to expand in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

O’Melveny is the second global law firm to sign a lease in The Republic.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has committed to occupy 137,000 square feet. Additionally, Austin-based Vista Equity Partners has leased 200,000 square feet.

Designed by Duda Paine Architects, The Republic will offer sweeping views of Lady Bird Lake and a direct connection to Republic Square Park – the building’s historic namesake. In addition to being the only building that opens to a full block of park space in the Central Business District, every office floor of The Republic will feature a 750 square foot private terrace, further connecting tenants to Austin’s distinctive outdoor lifestyle.

Ground-level elements in the building will include a 20,000-square-foot public plaza with an outdoor bar and 16,585 square feet of ground floor retail space. Drawing in the outdoors throughout the building, the 19th-floor amenity level boasts more than 50,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, including conference rooms, fitness center and spin room, club room with a lounge and bar, and a 25,000 square foot outdoor terrace covered by architectural shade canopies.

The designers emphasized the health and wellness of the office tenants and guests by incorporating touchless access technology, enhanced air-filtration systems, and the pursuit of WELLv2 Core Certification, WELL Health-Safety Rating, LEED Gold Certification, and Austin Energy Green Building Program. Additionally, those who commute by bike will have access to a private elevator, which will take them directly to secure storage for nearly 350 bicycles, as well as a spa-quality locker room and showers.