Category Archives: Office Tenant Representation

D CEO Magazine: “Equal Measure”

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By JLL Dallas 

JLL’s Brooke Armstrong, Kimarie Ankenbrand and Torrey Littlejohn were featured in this month’s D CEO Magazine. The story, titled “Equal Measure,” is now available online and features their thoughts and experiences regarding diversity and inclusion and the evolution of the brokerage industry.

We are incredibly proud of their… Read More

NBC DFW: Real Estate Firm Forecasts Even Faster Growth for West Plano, Frisco

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By JLL Dallas

Far North Dallas is one of the fastest growing submarkets in the nation with thousands of new jobs expected to be added over the next three years, according to JLL Research.

JLL Managing Director Steve Thelen spoke to NBC 5’s Diana Zoga about what’s attracting companies to the area and… Read More

Big Apple to Big D: How is Downtown Dallas becoming more like NYC?

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By Brooke Armstrong

We’ve been talking about Uptown for a long time. A lot of positive trends, like “live-work-play” environment, amenity rich, walkability. Everybody wants to be a part of it. As this cycle starts to peak, it seems safe to say the submarket has truly arrived.

In fact, JLL recently published a study that noted McKinney Avenue as the 14th most expensive street in… Read More

The growth and transformation of Allen

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By Walter Bialas

Despite the ups and downs of the national economy, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex expands.  I find it hard to believe that at the beginning of the tech boom in the 1990s, our job base totaled 2.6 million versus 3.7 million today.  At that time, our telecom corridor was rapidly expanding and Legacy was in its toddler years. Those 1.1 million new jobs fueled the expansion and creation of many… Read More

NBC DFW: JLL Research – DFW Business Owners Experiencing 30% Hike in Rent

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By JLL Dallas

According to the latest research from JLL, the Dallas-Fort Worth market is seeing historic rents and vacancies with new companies and businesses making their way to North Texas. Over the last five years, businesses have also seen a 30% increase in their rents.

NBC DFW’s Maria Guerrero spoke with JLL Executive Vice President Brooke Armstrong to learn more about what’s driving these changes in… Read More

How will XTO’s move impact Fort Worth’s office market?

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By Todd Burnette

This article was originally written for the October 2017 issue of Texas Real Estate Business magazine.

The recent announcement that XTO Energy Inc., a division of energy giant ExxonMobil, will be moving 1,600 jobs to Houston was not the best news for Fort Worth.

The move, which will occur in waves between 2018 and 2020, will reduce downtown’s private workforce… Read More

What is “Quality of Life?”

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By David Berzina

When companies make a decision to expand or relocate, they start with core criteria that has a business-first listing of requirements. The overall cost of doing business, the ability to find and retain a specific talent or workforce, a facility, available incentives and a distribution system, and somewhere in that criteria rests the term, “Quality of Life.”

The “Quality of Life” component… Read More

NetScout breaks ground on new research and development office

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By JLL Dallas

High-tech firm NetScout broke ground Wednesday on their new regional research and development office in Allen, Texas. The 145,000-square-foot office project, being developed by Kaizen Development Partners, will house nearly 500 employees upon its completion.

JLL Managing Director Greg Biggs, Managing Director Brendan Callahan and Vice President Conor McCarthy negotiated the office lease on behalf of NetScout.

“It was a pleasure and an honor to play a role in securing NetScouts’s… Read More

Inside out: Connecting the core of the CBD to the Arts District and Uptown

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By Brooke Armstrong

Dallas Skyline properties are evolving, morphing themselves into a ‘live, work, play’ environment, with new developments and capital improvements to established assets generating strong interest in the CBD and nearby Uptown for perspective tenants and investors, alike.

Our solid economic fundamentals, strong employment pool and continued job gains are driving… Read More

Staying competitive in DFW: How Las Colinas is primed for major commercial real estate activity

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Las Colinas Flower Clock

By Steve Thelen 

Everyone talks about Legacy, but owners in other submarkets are stepping up efforts to remain competitive. There’s no better example of this than what’s currently happening in Las Colinas.

The fundamentals for strong submarket are there. Las Colinas boasts a densely populated,… Read More