Thursday, September 06, 2012

Company leases Uptown Dallas office space


Uptown’s 17Seventeen McKinney office tower has landed another major tenant.
 TopGolf Inc. – the golf entertainment firm – has rented 14,350 square feet on the eighth floor of the building, which is located just north of Woodall Rodgers Freeway.
 _Along with another recent 25,342 square-foot lease to advertising firm Ackerman McQueen, the deals have taken the building owned by Granite Properties up to 65 percent leased.
TopGolf is moving its headquarters to Dallas from Chicago.
 The company currently has seven of its entertainment facilities – including two in the Dallas area. The centers combine an interactive golf experience with a restaurant and sports bar.
Granite Properties high-rise is currently the only new office project in lease-up in the Uptown market.
Several additional buildings are planned.
“Location matters, and Uptown is the place to be, especially with Klyde Warren Park opening” this fall, said Granite COO Greg Fuller. “We’re seeing a lot of activity.”
Ackerman McQueen is moving its Dallas-area office from Las Colinas to 17Seventeen McKinney in March.
Steve Zimmerman of The Retail Connection and Chris Herrmann and Harlan Davis of CBRE Group negotiated TopGolf’s lease in the building. And Scott Collier and Greg Burns of Jones Lang LaSalle represented Ackerman McQueen.
Robert Jimenez and Jim Kirchhoff represented Granite in both property negotiations.
Earlier this year, international business consulting firm Bain & Co. leased two floors in the 17Seventeen McKinney building. Bain moved its offices from Las Colinas.
Other tenants in the building include Colliers International, Huitt Zollars and Red Bull.

Steve Brown
Dallas Morning News