- Dallas/Fort Worth Corporate Announcements
- “TeleTech Brings 400 Healthcare-Related Sales and Service Jobs to Ennis, Texas”-Business Wire, August 2013
- TeleTech Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of technology-enabled customer experience solutions, announced that they are expanding operations to Ennis,
- TX creating 400 new jobs to serve the company’s growing healthcare client base.
- “Publicly traded Navarre moving HQ from MN to Dallas”-Twin Cities Business, July 2013
- Navarre Corporation, one of Minnesota’s 50 largest public companies, is relocating its headquarters from New Hope to Dallas.
- “Another public company, Daegis Inc., moving to Texas”-Sacramento Business Journal, July 2013
- Daegis Inc., the Roseville-based information management and eDiscovery company, said it in its fiscal year-end financial release that it will move headquarters to
- Texas by September 1st
- “Barclays seeks up to 700 staff for new Dallas technology hub.”-Reuters, June 2013
- The London-based bank opened its technology hub in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday. It said it expects to have up to 700 staff there by the end of 2014, mostly new recruits but possibly including staff moved from other parts of the bank.
- “Department store retailer Kohl’s said it will create more than 1,000 jobs in Dallas with help from city and state.”-Dallas Morning News, June 2013
- The Wisconsin-based department store promised to create 1,000 jobs in Dallas by 2018, according to sources familiar with Kohl’s pending lease of 230,000 square
- feet of office space in Waterview Place near State Highway 190.
- “Motorola to build smartphone at Alliance plant in far north Fort Worth, expected to hire 2,000 workers.”-Star Telegram, May 2013
- Motorola Mobility will manufacture its long-rumored new smartphone Moto X at an Alliance plant in far north Fort Worth, where it is expected to hire 2,000 workers
- by late summer when the first phones roll off the assembly line.
- “Hexaware Technologies opens Frisco facility adding 150 engineers with an initial phase of 50 personnel.”-Dallas Business Journal, May 2013
- The center in Frisco joins two facilities in New Jersey to offer services to Hexaware’s customers in North America adding 150 engineers facility with an initial phase of 50 personnel.
- “Humana to open mail-order pharmacy, create 620 jobs in Irving”-Dallas Business Journal, May 2013
- Kentucky based health and wellness company Humana Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to open a mail order pharmacy call center and support operation in Irving that is expected to create more than 620 new jobs over the next three years.
- “Trader Joe’s selects Irving for its Texas distribution center” – Dallas Morning News, May 2013
- California-based grocer Trader Joe’s will open its first Texas distribution center in Irving later this year, allowing the grocery chain to ratchet up its Texas expansion.
- More than 200 workers will run the warehouse that will serve surrounding states.
- “Home Depot is opening a new IT office in Irving that will employ 130 engineers” – Dallas Morning News, May 2013
- The Home Depot office will employ 80 IT engineers initially and ramp up to about 130 next year.
- “NTT Data In. to move its North American HQ to Plano” – Dallas Business Journal, May 2013
- Japan-based NTT Data Inc., which is affiliated with NTT Group, has set up its new North American corporate headquarters at 5601 Granite Parkway in Plano. NTT Data employs 60,000 people in more than 35 countries, with about 18,000 of those employees supporting North American clients.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
GRAPEVINE (CBRE) – Dallas-based CAF Capital Partners has purchased Cross Creek at Grapevine Ranch, a 356,594-sf multifamily complex.
The 392-unit property is 95 percent leased. It has seven one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 750 to 1,163 sf. Amenities include a private theater, fitness center with indoor basketball court, two-story parking garage with boat parking, and a dog park.
Cross Creek is next to the 1.6 million-sf Grapevine Mills Mall and near Grapevine Lake.
PLANO (Dallas Morning News) – Cole Corporate Income Trust Inc. has purchased a building leased by AT&T for its Foundry Innovation Center.
The Arizona-based entity bought the 199,248-sf, three-story complex at 2900 W. Plano Pkwy.
The purchase was part of a $386 million nationwide acquisition of office and industrial properties.
FRISCO (Dallas Morning News) – Dallas attorney and real estate investor Don Godwin is buying a 120-acre tract in Collin County.
The land, which is at the corner of Dallas North Tollway and US 380, will eventually be home to a mixed-use project called Frisco Gateway.
This acquisition joins the tract Godwin bought across the highway last year, giving him nearly 400 acres at the intersection.
Collin County real estate broker Rex Glendenning represented Godwin in the purchase.
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – The Texas economy gained 258,500 nonagricultural jobs from August 2012 to August 2013, an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent compared with 1.7 percent for the United States.
According to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the state’s nongovernment sector added 247,800 jobs, an annual growth rate of 2.7 percent compared with 2 percent for the nation’s private sector.
All Texas industries except the transportation, warehousing and utilities industry had more jobs in August 2013 than in August 2012. The state’s mining and logging industry ranked first in job creation, followed by construction, leisure and hospitality services, and professional and business services.
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent last month from 6.8 percent a year ago. The nation’s rate decreased from 8.1 to 7.3 percent.
All Texas metros except Texarkana had more jobs. Odessa ranked first in job creation, followed by Midland, Dallas-Plano-Irving, Fort Worth-Arlington and Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown.
The state’s actual unemployment rate last month was 6.3 percent. Midland had the lowest unemployment rate, followed by Odessa, Amarillo, Abilene, San Angelo and Lubbock.