Wednesday, August 02, 2017

AT&T seeking diversity in bidders on $100M redevelopment in downtown Dallas

Telecom giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) wants to make a big push into hiring diversity contractors and other suppliers for its $100 million redevelopment project in downtown Dallas, which will bring a tech-centric urban corporate campus to downtown Dallas.

The campus will help attract more than 1,000 new employees to AT&T's corporate home in the Dallas.
In October, AT&T revealed plans to revamp its aging campus in downtown Dallas with a $100 million redevelopment project.

Now, AT&T plans to host an event on Tuesday for diversity contractors or suppliers looking to get in on the project. The would-be suppliers would have the chance to get in front of AT&T's corporate real estate team and The Beck Group of Dallas, which is helping AT&T with the project.

The real estate and development group will help contractors learn about potential subcontracting opportunities for the Dallas project. The event will be held at AT&T's downtown campus at 308 S. Akard St. in Dallas from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The existing four-building, 2 million-square-foot complex at Akard and Commerce streets will be revamped to include venues for entertainment, landscaping and well-lit, wide sidewalks to give employees, residents and visitors a destination in the city's central business district.