Dallas-based global real estate developer and investor Harwood International announced a new lease agreement with Polsinelli. Polsinelli is expanding its office from Saint Ann Court to Frost Tower, both in the district of HARWOOD. The lease was represented by Jihane A. Boury and David O. Roehm of Harwood International, Tom Tunnicliff and Scott Shelbourne of Cushman and Wakefield Chicago, Mike Wyatt, Bill McClung and Robbie Baty of Cushman and Wakefield Dallas, and Jeff Schwarz of Polsinelli.
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“Polsinelli is excited to be partnering with Harwood International again. We are thankful for the marketplace's support of our efforts and our continued growth in Dallas,” stated Jon Henderson, managing partner, Polsinelli. “We started in 2011 with three attorneys and the intent to expand based on demand and being optimally positioned to serve our clients’ needs timely and efficiently. Both in Texas and nationally. With strong leadership and a culture of developing a partnership with our clients, we have attracted key lateral attorneys in Dallas who share the firm’s vision and commitment to serving clients with enthusiasm and high energy. We expect our approach to continue to be attractive to lateral attorneys and those clients we have the privilege of advising in their important legal matters.”
Polsinelli will be moving to Frost Tower from Saint Ann Court as they have increased ten-fold since opening the Dallas office three years ago. The firm’s Dallas office now provides clients with corporate, employee benefits, financial services, health care, labor and employment, intellectual property, real estate, nonprofit and litigation capabilities. Polsinelli has committed to six floors (16-21) and 77,000 square feet with the penthouse on level 21. The private outside terrace features more than 1500 square feet that will provide spectacular, panoramic views of the Downtown and Uptown areas. Turner Construction, Inc. will serve as general contractor and 360 Architecture will design the space.
“We are thrilled to accommodate the growth of Polsinelli and look forward to seeing them occupy their space in the newest addition to HARWOOD,” said Jihane A. Boury, vice president, director of leasing, Harwood International. “With our 18 city blocks and over five million square feet of remaining buildable rights, we hope that someday in the future we can build their own tower within HARWOOD.”
The American Lawyer has named Polsinelli the fastest growing law firm six years in a row. The Dallas office is a big part of that growth. The firm opened a Dallas location in 2011. Frost Tower will provide Polsinelli 100 offices in the first phase, and in the second phase 125 offices by 2020.
Designed by HDF, LLC, Frost Tower is scheduled to open spring 2015 and will be the seventh phase within the district of HARWOOD. The 22-story Class AA office tower will feature approximately 167,000 RSF including two office penthouses with private balconies and over 9,000 RSF of mixed retail (including a café and an Italian restaurant) and landscaped gardens along the lower level.
The district currently has a Walkscore (TM) of 92, one of the highest walk scores in the area and will continuously improve as new developments arise. HARWOOD is a mix of commercial, retail, and residential resort-style developments - a place to work and a place to live within an urban oasis of parks and art-filled spaces.
For more information, please contact Boury at +1.214.871.0871 or visit www.frosttowerdallas.com.
About Harwood International
Harwood International is a global real estate developer and investor with offices and developments in select niche markets including Beverly Hills, Dallas, Geneva, London’s West End, Paris, and Zurich. The company is recognized globally as a purveyor for building the finest developments in terms of design, location, and quality while creating cultural experiences within them that are beyond exceptional.
Harwood International is best known for transforming the Uptown Dallas neighborhood into the acclaimed district of HARWOOD showcasing more than two million square feet of premier class AA office and retail space set within a park-like campus with garden and art-filled lobbies. HARWOOD will continue to grow to include over seven million square feet totaling over $3 billion in office, retail and residential development.
Harwood International’s leadership is based on its world-class experience, name-brand architecture, exacting finishes and a focus on energy efficiency and green space. The company has received numerous design and community awards, including recognition by the EPA for creating the most energy efficient building in the nation. Around the world, Harwood International has developed and managed more than 20 major facilities including 46 St. James’s Place and Cleveland House in London’s West End and the Beverly Hills Rolex Building. Please visit www.harwoodinternational.com for more information.
Polsinelli is a first generation Am Law 100 firm, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their legal objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 740 attorneys in 19 offices. Polsinelli was profiled in the June 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period and has maintained this position. The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
*Law360, March 2014