Plano’s Granite Park has scored two new headquarters relocations. The largest comes courtesy of The Point Group, a full-service marketing agency. The company is relocating from Preston Center later this month and will occupy 14,871 square feet within Granite Park Three. Nick Lee and Jeremy Brubaker of NAI Robert Lynn represented the tenant while Robert Jimenez and Aarica Mims of Granite Properties represented the landlord.
“Our move to Granite Park comes at an exciting time in our firm’s growth,” said Brenda Hurtado, President and COO of The Point Group, in a prepared statement.
“Granite Park is located at the center of so much vibrancy and growth, in addition to putting us closer to many of our clients. Not only does Granite Park offer rich amenities and easy access to a great mix of retail and restaurants, we were also attracted to Granite Property’s reputation as a top development and management company.”
– BRENDA HURTADO, PRESIDENT & COO, THE POINT GROUP
Granite Park Three also became the new headquarters of Digital.ai earlier this year. The software applications firm was formed by the merger of five technology companies last year. It has taken 5,009 square feet within the building, having relocated from Spaces on Legacy Drive. Wills Bauer and Randy Cooper of Stream Realty Partners represented the tenant.
“We are excited to expand our corporate offices in Plano,” said Ashok Reddy, CEO of Digital.ai, in a prepared statement. “The area is ideal for attracting top talent and the many amenities of Granite Park enable us to provide our leadership team with everything they need to manage and grow our business.”
While not a headquarters move, Granite Park has also signed a new lease with Kansas City-based HNTB. The infrastructure design firm will be moving into a 14,550-square-foot space at Granite Park Two in August, relocating from 5910 W. Plano Parkway in Plano. Charles Daggett, Kris Knapstein and Dina Zavislak of Savills represented the tenant. HNTB also has local offices in downtown Dallas and Fort Worth.
“As vaccinations are being rolled out, we have seen an uptick in leasing activity. The three new leases at Granite Park demonstrate the demand for well-located, Class A space in a walkable, amenity-rich neighborhood,” said Will Hendrickson, senior managing director of Granite Properties, in a prepared statement.
The 90-acre Granite Park mixed-use development currently offers six office buildings, a 299-room Hilton hotel, and The Boardwalk at Granite Park, featuring restaurants, patios, lounge areas, a children’s play area, murals, a pavilion, fire pits and a lake.
Despite last year’s pandemic, Plano has continued to be a hot spot for corporate activity. Last year, 23 companies announced expansions or relocations into the city, according to the Plano City Council. Activity has remained hot this year.
In January, Freddie Mac quietly leased 155,000 square feet at Legacy Central, moving its local office from Carrollton. In March, Primera Cos. and Rockport Construction Group announced headquarters moves from Dallas and Richardson. Technology firm Katapult confirmed its headquarters move from New York City to Plano in April while Boston area tech company Ribbon Communications also relocated its headquarters. Most recently, three tech companies combined to form Argano, establishing a headquarters in Plano.
Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal
The original press release appears here.