Media Release – 5th August 2019
Leading Melbourne property and commercial law advisory firm, Kalus Kenny Intelex, will make the strategic move to 4 Riverside Quay Southbank in this revitalised and transformed Southbank precinct. https://office.mirvac.com/office/vic/riverside-quay)
The boutique law firm’s move to 4 Riverside Quay is motivated by a commitment to provide the best possible environment for staff and be better positioned for future growth.
Founded in 1993 by Henry Kalus and Jonathan Kenny, the firm has evolved and expanded into Kalus Kenny Intelex (KKI), through its strong presence in the Melbourne property scene and then significantly expanded into commercial law and dispute resolution after the addition of Sven Burchartz in 2013. KKI is a leading private client firm representing many high profile Australian and international private and corporate clients. This includes an important property law matter currently before the High Court of Australia.
4 Riverside Quay by Mirvac is positioned on the Yarra River in the heart of the Southbank cultural precinct and offers a central business location close to transport, major arterials, restaurants and public amenities for workers and visitors to work, relax and dine. In pursuing further strategic and organisational improvement KKI has secured 930 square metres on Level 1 designed to take advantage of stunning river views and to provide a high level of visual and audio connection in the workplace.
The leased space is being fitted out by Canopy Constructions, IT managed and supplied by Tickbox, with BRM Projects providing full project oversight. The completed fit-out captures all the benefits and appeal of 4 Riverside Quay including Yarra riverbank / CBD positioning and offers a transformational amenity for KKI’s growing workforce and future leaders.
Founding Partner of KKI, Henry Kalus, sees the move to 4 Riverside Quay as the perfect fit, being a boutique version of the CBD, which is presently how the law firm is positioned.
Mr Kalus said the firm’s strong relationship with Mirvac from its previous association with the Como Centre and now 4 Riverside Quay, triggered the opportunity for it to make the leap into the increasingly vibrant Southbank Riverside precinct.
“We were blown away by the energy of Riverside Quay and immediately felt that our people would thrive there. The way we value our people, the way we work with our clients and our desire to set ourselves apart from other legal and business advisory firms has propelled us to this renewal. Riverside Quay is much more than a mere shift in headquarters,” Mr Kalus said.
“The move is about placing us in an environment that recognises who we are. We have been true to our values since that first day in 1993 but we are always moving forward and this is a natural next step.”
The firm’s use of Tickbox’s ‘Workpace’ virtualized desktop service meant risks and costs were dramatically reduced in the relocation. Tickbox consulted and took control of rolling out the latest end-user hardware and telephony services to compliment the new modern work environment. It was aligned with KKI’s focus in achieving a new benchmark in client service.
Kalus Kenny Intelex benefited greatly from the end-to-end property advisory services of BRM Projects. BRM property advisors Gab Aghion and Andy Zhang facilitated an extensive property search before negotiating the lease for 4 Riverside Quay. Its design team then took over with the office fitout and covered all levels of the relocation in its project delivery.