Friday, November 15, 2013

BlackBerry maker’s North Texas buildings up for grabs

BlackBerry bought Riverside Commons in 2009. (DMN files)
Troubled digital device maker BlackBerry is looking to peddle some Dallas-area real estate.
The maker of the BlackBerry handhelds – formerly Research in Motion – is hunting a buyer for its Riverside Commons office complex in Irving. RIM bought the buildings in 2009 when it had a large and growing employment base in Las Colinas.
Since then the company has spiraled, laying off thousands of workers and racking up big losses.
So it’s no surprise that the Canada-based firm would be interested in liquidating some Texas real estate.
By Steve Brown
stevebrown@dallasnews.com