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Australia

Rice Naughton Buckley find their Waterloo


AUSTRALIA, October 29 2012 – Family Law experts Rice Naughton Buckley will relocate to the heritage inspired commercial office atop one of Brisbane’s most famous hotels in The Waterloo Hotel in New Farm, in a lease negotiated by Jones Lang LaSalle’s Christian Allen and Sam Barr.

While there has been a hotel on this site since 1880, the Waterloo Hotel in its current incarnation was built in 1937, and it stands as reminder of the rich heritage and history of the area, one that has successfully witnessed a massive urban renewal program which has revitalised the entire suburb.
 
While the retro and heritage charm of the sensitively restored Waterloo Hotel was a major appeal to the legal group, it was the location – in the heart of Brisbane’s lifestyle precinct – that sealed the deal.
 
“Rice Naughton Buckley will relocate from their North Quay premises, repositioning the business in an area which provides greater amenity for staff.
The new fit out by Push Architects blends existing Art Deco features with fresh ideas creating a quirky corporate sophistication. Newstead/Fortitude Valley is the most exciting growth corridor in the Brisbane market offering a work/lifestyle balance which in my opinion is superior to the CBD,” Jones Lang LaSalle’s Christian Allen said.
 
Rice Naughton Buckley director James Naughton agreed. “It’s these variables that appeal to staff, and Rice Naughton Buckley is focused on staff recruitment and retention, and this means ensuring our premises are in a commercial office area that appeals to our team. Our office lease reflects this,” he said.
The 363sqm tenancy was negotiated in the mid-$400s with RNB signing for 5 years.