Downey Brand Signs Lease Extension at 621 Capitol Mall, Committing to Downtown Business Community

August 7, 2023

Downey Brand, the region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce the extension of its lease at 621 Capitol Mall, underscoring its dedication to a continued presence downtown. The renewal of its lease , which will enable the firm to continue to provide exceptional legal service while adapting to changing workspace needs, also reflects Downey Brand’s ongoing commitment to the Sacramento business community.

Downey Brand has made 621 Capitol Mall its home since 2008, when the firm became the building’s anchor tenant. The firm will be reducing its current footprint by 10,000 square feet and investing in improvements to create workspace efficiencies that align with its commitment to sustainability and hybrid work. The new 50,000 square foot space will be enhanced through modern amenities, state-of-the-art technology, and a flexible layout.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Shorenstein and remain rooted in the heart of downtown Sacramento,” said Jan Fleener, Managing Partner at Downey Brand. “This lease extension represents more than just a physical space; it symbolizes our deep commitment to Sacramento, and is a recognition of the importance of balancing the firm’s legacy and tradition with modern considerations. Shorenstein recognized our needs as a tenant in an evolving legal market and we appreciate its collaborative approach to fashioning the right solution for us.”

“Much about the way businesses operate has changed since Downey joined 621 Capitol Mall in 2008,” said Paul Grafft, Shorenstein Properties’ Senior Vice President.  “Remote work and technological advancements mean that law offices look different now, and we worked hard to create a package to meet Downey’s needs in 2023 and beyond.  At Shorenstein, we’re dedicated to fostering a dynamic business environment and empowering our tenants to thrive, and we know Downey Brand will do just that in its new space.”

About Downey Brand

Downey Brand is a full-service law firm known for its litigation strength, deep industry knowledge of natural resources, and breadth of business practices. Founded in 1926, it is the largest law firm based in Sacramento, with over 100 attorneys, and has additional offices in San Francisco and Stockton. The firm provides counsel in more than 50 areas of civil practice, including agriculture, bankruptcy, business law,  complex litigation, construction, corporate law, employment, energy and utilities, environmental law, family law, intellectual property, land use, real estate, tax, trusts and estates, and water law. For more information, visit

About Shorenstein Properties LLC

Founded in 1960, Shorenstein Properties LLC is a privately-owned, real estate firm that owns and operates high-quality office, residential and mixed-use properties across the U.S., with offices in San Francisco and New York. Since 1992, Shorenstein has sponsored thirteen closed-end investment funds with total equity commitments of $9.5 billion. The firm uses its integrated investment and operating capabilities to take advantage of opportunities that, at the particular time in the investment cycle, offer the most attractive returns. Investments have included ground-up developments, asset repositioning and stabilized assets; investment structures have included asset acquisitions, mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments and structured joint ventures. These funds have invested in properties totaling 68 million square feet in transactions with a gross investment value in excess of $17 billion.