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File #: 22-5477    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Lease Agreement Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request for approval to execute a lease amendment with Jefferson Smith, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, for a short-term extension for 20,020 square feet on the 5th floor at 500 Jefferson Street for the District Attorney Office's ("DAO") use. Upon execution, the expiration date will be revised to September 30, 2022 at a monthly cost of $33,758.75, Precinct 1.
Attachments: 1. 22-5477 Lease - 500 Jefferson 3rd Amendment P1.pdf
Department: County Engineer
Department Head/Elected Official: Milton Rahman, PhD., P.E., PMP, CFM, County Engineer

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Lease Agreement

Project ID (if applicable): n/a
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Jefferson Smith, LLC

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): n/a
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): n/a
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval to execute a lease amendment with Jefferson Smith, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, for a short-term extension for 20,020 square feet on the 5th floor at 500 Jefferson Street for the District Attorney Office's ("DAO") use. Upon execution, the expiration date will be revised to September 30, 2022 at a monthly cost of $33,758.75, Precinct 1.
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Background and Discussion:
DAO is vacating 120,120 square feet at 500 Jefferson and moving employees back to locations in the downtown courthouse complex, including the Criminal Justice Center. The remaining employees are scheduled to move out of an additional 20,020 square feet at 500 Jefferson by the end of September when construction on DAO space at the Criminal Justice Center is finalized. This amendment consolidates the square footage of the lease and reduces the monthly rental cost incurred by Harris County.

Expected Impact:
This short-term extension will provide office space to the DAO employees while their move is finalized. This amendment saves the County $236,311.25 in monthly rent that would be due to the landlord if the agreement was not finalized.

Alternative Options:
If the amendment is not signed and DAO remains in the space the rent charged will be for the full 140,140 square feet at a cost of $270,070.

Alignment with Goal(s):
X Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
_ Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
_ Governance and Customer Service

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