The Evolving South Florida Law Firm Office: Smaller Spaces, Multipurpose Rooms
The size, look and feel of law offices is changing across the U.S., and South Florida firms are embracing the trends to varying degrees.
At CBRE's Miami office on May 9, Partner Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz spoke on a panel about how law firm real estate is evolving. According to a recent study, Daily Business Review reports that the traditional threshold of 800 to 1,000 square feet per lawyer in South Florida is shrinking to 550 to 700 square feet, and firms are reducing support staff from one for every two to four lawyers to one for every five to 10.
Throughout the discussion, Ms. del las Cuevas-Diaz spoke upon traditional law firm layouts, Holland & Knight's conference rooms and increasing joint-spaces, as well as commented on working remotely and employee ratios.
"I think the one thing all law firms have it clear is how do we make that environment the best possible," she noted. "We just all do it a little differently."