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Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Moving to Halle Building in 2016, Signs 10-year Lease with K&D

September 30, 2015

CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will be re-locating its central downtown office to the Halle Building, 1228 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200, early next year. The organization will move from its current location on the 14th floor of the Leader Building, 526 Superior Avenue, where it has been housed since 2009.

The Center signed a ten-year lease agreement with K&D for more than 14,000 square feet on the second floor of the Halle Building, a 40% increase over its existing office space. The new offices will house CRCC’s downtown counseling services for rape and sexual abuse survivors, as well as administrative offices, making room for the growing number of people seeking help. Hanna Commercial Real Estate agents, Julie Sabroff and David Wagner, represented Cleveland Rape Crisis Center in the transaction, and Geoff Coyle represented the landlord.

“Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is providing services to an unprecedented number of women, men and children who have suffered unnecessarily,” said Laurie Muller-Girard, a Board Member for the Center who led the search process. “Our new home at the Halle Building will include an upgraded art therapy studio, a larger children’s therapy room, and enhanced group and individual counseling offices. We are preparing to double the amount of square-footage dedicated to client services.”

“I applaud K&D for recognizing how important our services are to this community. They have worked side-by-side with us to ensure that this re-location makes it even easier for clients to access our help,” added Sondra Miller, President & CEO of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. “K&D’s principles have become more than landlords; they are valued partners helping us make this region healthier, safer and stronger.”

“We believe in the mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and are proud to partner with them to make sure that people who need help can get it,” said Doug Price, Chief Executive Officer of K&D Management, LLC. “We are leveraging our expertise and resources to make sure their new home is accessible, inviting, warm and nurturing – everything that a survivor deserves to have as they are healing”, added Karen Paganini, K&D’s President.

Last year, K&D announced plans to convert the upper floors of the Leader Building into residential use and has since worked to re-locate many tenants, including Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.


About K&D

K&D of Willoughby, Ohio is Northeast Ohio’s largest owner/managers of residential and mixed-use properties, including 12,000 apartment units and over 1 million square feet of commercial space. K&D recently completed the Residences at 1717, a luxury high-rise historic conversion, adding 232 new apartments to the Downtown neighborhood. This follows on the heels of the highly successful historic renovation projects including the Residences at 668 and the Residences at Hanna. K&D just announced the closing of financing for the historic renovations at The Leader Building, which will convert the top 12 stories into over 220 luxury apartments, while retaining the first-floor retail, and two floors of commercial space.


About Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promote healing and prevention and advocate for social change. The Center provided counseling, advocacy, prevention and training services to nearly 20,000 people in 2014. For more information, visit or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour rape crisis and support hotline is 216-619-6192.