Waller renews at City Center

15-year deal keeps power firm downtown, comes with garage construction

Powerful Nashville law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis will stay in the Nashville City Center for another 15 years.

As part of its new lease and to accommodate the firm’s growth a multi-level parking garage will be added to the Class A office complex by Parmenter Realty Partners, the Florida real estate company that owns the property. Waller occupies 159,000 square-feet across nine floors of the tower.

“The Nashville City Center is in the heart of our city’s business district and our firm is proud to continue to call it home,” said John Tishler, chairman of Waller Lansden. “For over two decades, Waller Lansden has enjoyed this premier location. Our firm has experienced tremendous growth during that time, and the location, flexibility and capabilities provided by the Nashville City Center make it a perfect fit.”

Waller has been in the City Center since October 1991 and last renewed its lease there in 2001.

“We decided to renew our lease in the City Center after thoroughly assessing our options, even considering a move to the planned The West End Summit, which is a very attractive opportunity for businesses,” said Tishler. “Parmenter’s willingness to build a parking garage to provide for the needs of our firm, the other tenants in the building and the other businesses in this part of downtown was integral to this decision.”

Waller's renewal squelches chatter that the firm would anchor other prime projects scheduled to come online, including the Summit. John Keller of local firm ProVenture Commercial Real Estate and Clay Hammerstein of CB Richard Ellis in Los Angeles represented Waller in the transaction. Parmenter was represented by Richard Fletcher of 511 Group in Nashville.