We love our headquarter offices. In many ways, it’s because the space reflects the personality of BrownFlynn.

We occupy the 36th floor of Cleveland’s landmark Terminal Tower; the very same space the Van Sweringen brothers occupied after they built the Tower and its innovative “city within a city” complex. Both pragmatic and innovative for the time, they understood the value of having offices near shops, restaurants, hotels, and public transportation. These physical attributes drew us to this space; but it was our common belief that pragmatism and innovation can coexist that sold us. Practically, this means the vast majority of our team walks to work or uses public transportation. For our out-of-town associates and clients, they can hop on the rapid transit from the airport and arrive at Terminal Tower in less than 20 minutes. Once off the elevator, the surroundings inspire our creativity and innovation on behalf of our clients. We do this by honoring and learning from history, admiring and appreciating modern amenities, and admiring the people, land, and water we aim to help sustain and thrive.

Walking in, visitors are reminded of days gone by—when a bigger office meant a bigger job. The very setting of dark paneling and high ceilings conveyed professionalism, confidence, and the right to offer an opinion, and offer it assertively. BrownFlynn is proud to embody these characteristics with a modern twist infusing bright colors to make the atmosphere fun and approachable. Take our conference rooms for example, aptly named, “Top Shelf”, “With a Twist”, “On the Rocks”, and “Straight No Chaser.” Who occupies those big offices formerly housed by one executive? Up to eight of our associates, some who choose to sit, others who take turns at standing desks, but all who enjoy an incredible 360-degree view of our beautiful city. The Principals? In the former secretaries’ offices.

Our Space: Then & Now

Then: Lobby 1948 / Now: Lobby

Then: Large Conference Room 1947 / Now: Top Shelf Conference Room

Then: Secretary’s Office 1947 / Now: Margie’s Office

Then: Hallway 1948 / Now: Hallway Toward Barb’s Office

Then: Large Office 1947 / Now: Large Workroom

Historic 36th floor photos courtesy of the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society.


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