DDI Welcomes Colliers International to Downtown

on June 29, 2010 / by Downtown Dallas Inc. / in Blog Posts, DDI News

John Crawford and Mark Noble in Colliers’ new space

News broke over the weekend of yet another corporate relocation to Downtown, Colliers International. Highlights from the official release…

Downtown Dallas, Inc. is thrilled to welcome Colliers International to a growing base of companies moving to Downtown. They will take 26,874 square feet on the 9th floor of the Granite Properties tower, Park Seventeen at 1717 McKinney.

Park Seventeen, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month, is one of the largest, mixed use projects to recently open Downtown. The building is located at the northwest intersection of McKinney and Akard.

“We are excited to be between the Arts District, Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, Museum of Nature & Science, as well as Victory Park. Granite will provide an office environment Colliers employees & service professionals will be proud to call home,” said Hunter Blanks, SIOR with Colliers International.

“Colliers’ decision to move Downtown is yet another example of the continuing momentum we are experiencing this year,” said John F. Crawford, President & CEO of Downtown Dallas, Inc. “Tenants are citing access to the talent that resides within Downtown, the amenities provided by an urban environment, and access to mass transit as key factors in their decisions to move. Park Seventeen offers it all with The Park and the Dallas Arts District as its front yard. We welcome a real estate services firm of this caliber to the Downtown community.”

Colliers International was represented in its lease negotiations by Hunter Blanks, SIOR and Charlie Morris, both brokers with Colliers. Jim Kirchhoff and Robert Jimenez represented Granite in the transaction. Architect for Park Seventeen is Good Fulton & Farrell. The general contractor is Austin Commercial.

“We are proud of our continued commitment to the Dallas community,” said Mark Noble, Managing Director of Colliers International’s Dallas office.

“1717 McKinney is the highest quality building to be developed to date by Granite, and the first we’ve done in Dallas to offer such an urban environment,” said Greg Fuller, Chief Operating Officer for Granite Properties. “1717 McKinney is an office development that truly embodies the future of Dallas.”

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