Guess who has the CAD files to the building? Now I won't have to pay the architect to go in and create all new files/measurements of the space.
I took a few minutes to slow down and noticed that the floor plan that I received months ago from the leasing agent was created by GTM Architects, one of the companies I'm considering to do the build out plans. I asked GTM if they had the CAD files (since they created the floorplan), and they did! BIG WIN FOR ME (and the budget)!
Moral of the story: Take a minute to stop and think. Look at ALL parts and ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Questions save money and I saved $1700 by asking that very simple question.
Just waiting for one more proposal then I'll be moving forward with GTM and getting the build out plans (test fit drawings) created. This feels good.