Friday, February 12, 2016

Exclusive: Toyota to expand its temporary Plano footprint

Toyota North America is looking to expand its Plano footprint beyond its temporary office in Legacy Business Park as construction on the Japanese automaker's $350 million corporate campus continues.

"Everybody that we needed and planned on moving successfully by the end of 2015 has moved. In 2016, the company is open to the possibility of some additional folks joining us here in the Plano area," Douglas Beebe, general manager of real estate and facilities for Toyota Motor North America, told theDallas Business Journal in an exclusive interview.

Dallas-based KDC and Austin Commercial have topped out on the first building of Toyota North America's new corporate campus in Plano.

"We are setting up the processes, services and ability for them to operate as a business function on a physical campus before we move to a permanent campus in 2017," he added.

A group of real estate executives have begun meeting with various landlords and companies looking to sublease space in Plano to lease additional space for Toyota North America options.

This additional office — which could range from 20,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet of office space — will help Toyota operate until its new $350 million, 100-acre corporate campus is complete.

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By Candace Carlisle for Dallas Business Journal