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Greater Des Moines Partnership To Return To 700 Locust St. In 2015

November 21, 2014

The Executive Committee of the Greater Des Moines Partnership today formally accepted a proposal to return to its former office space at 700 Locust St. Lawmark Capital Inc. has owned The Partnership Building, located on the corner of Seventh and Locust Streets in Des Moines, since 2011. The Greater Des Moines Partnership had been a tenant in the building since 2001, prior to being displaced due to the fire in the adjacent Younkers building earlier this year. The Partnership issued a request for proposals (RFP) on May 1, seeking lease options downtown.

“All the proposals submitted were attractive options, making the decision before the Committee a challenging one,” said Paul Schickler, President of DuPont Pioneer and 2014 Partnership Board Chair. “The review came down to finding the best space for the best value. We are pleased to be able to assure our investors that we secured a highly competitive package which offers outstanding visibility, identity, and accessibility for our investors, members, and stakeholders.”

In its proposal, Lawmark Capital Inc. expressed both vision and commitment to renovating the property. Lawmark’s proposal to develop the property includes a street level entrance, a feature staircase design that connects the two levels of office space, and high profile outdoor signage. As the regional economic and community development organization serving Greater Des Moines (DSM), Partnership leaders look forward to playing a contributing role in the redevelopment of the downtown block most impacted by the fire.  The project promises an exciting opportunity and a new chapter in the legacy of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Construction on the project could begin as soon as January, with occupancy anticipated in the spring of 2015. 

For more information, contact the Greater Des Moines Partnership at (515) 286-4950.  Media inquiries should be directed to Susan Ramsey at (515) 286-4954 or sramsey@DSMpartnership.com. Images are available upon request.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 320 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.