Lobbying Firm Building New Downtown Headquarters

More downtown construction is taking shape with Capital City Consulting’s new office building tagged for a summer 2019 completion.

The modern two-story office building will be the lobbying firm’s headquarters. It’s located at 124 W. Jefferson St. between Adams and Duval streets. The $4.5 million, 12,000-square-foot building project is in the design phase. “We really need a building where we can put our current employees in but also grow into for the future,” co-founder Nick Iarossi said, adding the firm has 15 employees. For three years, Iarossi and his business partner Ron LaFace Jr. eyed the coveted corner, a block from the state Capitol. Capital City Consulting purchased the property and existing building about two months ago from Florida Retail Federation. Demolition started Monday.

This marks the latest commercial project underway in Tallahassee’s downtown area. Adjacent to Capital City Consulting’s new space, Florida Power & Light plans to build a three-story, 14,600-square-foot administrative building on Jefferson Street, according to documents with the city’s growth management department. In addition, lobbyist Brian Ballard is nearly done building his glass, six-story headquarters on South Monroe Street and Park Avenue.

“We are excited about a new office building in the downtown core,” said Paige Carter-Smith, executive director of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority. “In the past, downtown suffered from having only offices with diminishing retail, culture and entertainment venues. Today we have a mix of all of the above, which leads to a vibrant and interactive downtown.”