White & Claassen, an accounting firm, is moving from the Sunflower Bank building at 201 N. Main to 2,700 square feet on the eighth floor of the O.W. Building at 200 W. Douglas in the Garvey Center.
“It’s downtown, which is where we wanted to be,” says managing partner Michael White.
He says the firm’s lease is up in August and the bank wanted the space.
In addition to being centrally located, White says, the Garvey Center has covered parking, though it’s not door-side parking as the firm has now.
The 10-person firm currently is in 5,000 square feet that it shares with another accountant.
“That’s way more than we need even with the other accountant,” White says.
He says the Garvey Center has “been extraordinarily easy to work with. It’s kind of amazing.”
“You need something, they do it,” White says. “That’s really nice, because we were running out of time.”
Larry Weber of the Garvey Center and Scott Harper of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal.
The lease brings the O.W. Building to 100 percent occupancy. The R.H. Garvey Building also is fully occupied, and all of the commercial space is filled at 250 Douglas Place.
Out of about 330,000 square feet at all four Garvey Center buildings, there’s only 1,900 square feet left to lease at the Page Court Building.
White & Claassen should be in its new space in early August.