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High-tech recruiting firm to employ up to 300 with new U.S. office in downtown Dallas
United Kingdom-based high-tech recruiting firm Frank Recruitment Group plans to open its next U.S. office in downtown Dallas, with plans to employ up to 300 workers in the next few years.
The firm, which is backed by Fort Worth-based TPG, has leased 12,000 square feet on the 24th floor in Ross Tower, with plans to initially employ 150 workers, with plans to scale up to 300 employees with additional real estate in the next few years.
The decision to place the office in Dallas comes after Frank Recruitment Group and its real estate team search major markets throughout the United States.
The tech recruitment and staffing firm — which focuses on enterprise software — plans for this to be the company's "most productive," office, said Paden Simmons, vice president of North Texas operations.
“We have big aspirations here in Dallas; our ultimate goal is to become the world’s largest global niche technology staffing firm,” Simmons said, in a statement.
Robbie Baty and Travis Boothe of Cushman & Wakefield's Dallas office represented Frank Recruitment Group in its real estate search. Seth Hecht of Cushman & Wakefield's New York team also worked on the deal.
Hunter Lee of HPI Real Estate represented the landlord, which is a partnership between Austin-based HPI Real Estate, Bandera Ventures of Dallas and Second City Real Estate of Vancouver.
"Frank Recruitment Group was looking to establish a foothold in the South and, after considering multiple cities, Dallas was the clear winner," said Baty, senior director at Cushman & Wakefield, in a statement.
The landlord is nearing completion on a multimillion-dollar renovation to the building, which is bringing a canopied drive court and place, corporate living room and new board room to the 45-floor skyscraper.