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Wells Fargo Renews 100K-SF Deal at KBS Tower in Atlanta

Newport Beach, CA-based KBS signed a lease renewal with Wells Fargo for more than 100,000 square feet at 171 17th Street in Atlanta. The office asset is part of the KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III portfolio.

KBS’ Allen Aldridge says, “A key selling-point for 171 17th Street is its dynamic and central location. Wells Fargo’s continuing commitment is a testament to the office building’s accessibility and multi-functionality, enabling a great work-life balance.”

The 21-story, Class A office tower offers more than 510,000 square feet of rentable space, and is the cornerstone office tower of the larger Atlantic Station mixed-use project. Built in 2004, the property was the first skyscraper built west of Atlanta’s Downtown Connector, and was the first-ever LEED Silver Core & Shell-certified building in the world.

JLL represented Wells Fargo, and Cushman & Wakefield’s Glenn Kolker and Sonia Winfield represented KBS in the transaction.

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