Harwood International recently hosted the sixth annual “Holiday in HARWOOD” tree lighting ceremony. The HARWOOD tree stands as the centerpiece of Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens, a 1.5-acre European garden within the district of HARWOOD in Uptown Dallas.
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By Steve Brown
The Dallas Morning News
In case your time machine is on the fritz, here’s an almost 3-decade trip provided by developer Harwood International.
Back in 1984 when the Dallas-based real estate company constructed its silver glass Rolex Buildingon McKinnon Street, Uptown was still just wishful thinking.
The Crescent complex – on the far left side of the photo above – was still a hole in the ground and most of what’s now Uptown was a collection of old homes and tired little commercial buildings.
Harwood International began buying up what would amount to 17 blocks where its big Harwood development is located between Harry Hines Boulevard and McKinnon.
The developer just announced plans for it’s latest building there – a 22-story office tower for Frost Bank.
But what I really enjoyed from my visit with the Harwood folks was this old photo from 1984 that shows most of Uptown unbuilt, including Victory Park – where that grain elevator, rail yards and big water tank are located on the right.
And the view of the skyline in the background is missing a lot of landmarks in the Arts District and along Woodall Rodgers Freeway.
The Trammell Crow Center and Bank of America Plaza skyscrapers are still under construction in this shot.
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It’s been 25 years, but Kevin Sullivan still remembers the excitement around Dallas-based Winstead PC’s last move into Renaissance Tower in downtown Dallas.
“It was a brand new space, and it gave us the ability to practice law as well as you could for your clients in 1987,” said Sullivan, who was an associate lawyer at the time. “Now, it’s 2012 and we’re equally as excited to move into this space.”
On Oct. 22, Winstead PC will open its new offices in eight floors of a 10-story office tower at 2728 N. Harwood St. within the Harwood District near Uptown Dallas.
The law firm will move out of the top four floors of Renaissance Tower, making that space available for lease.
The law firm will move into significantly less space, taking its offices from about 200,000 square feet to 134,392 square feet. The move reflects the changing legal industry, said Sullivan, who is now the firm’s chairman and CEO. The Dallas office houses corporate services and is the largest office of Winstead’s nine locations throughout the country.
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The growth of global money transfer firm MoneyGram International continues to pay dividends in North Texas. A few months ago, the Dallas-based company signed a lease for up to 40,000 square feet for its compliance group in Frisco. Now it’s expanding its Uptown headquarters as well.
MoneyGram is adding 9,127 square feet in Harwood International’s 2828 office building, bringing the total to about 55,000 square feet. The deal takes the 220,661-square-foot office tower to 99 percent occupancy, said Jihane Boury, vice president and director of leasing for Harwood.
Built in 2000, 2828 is the fourth phase in the Harwood District, which is now 96 percent occupied.
Jeff Staubach and Brooke Armstrong represented MoneyGram International in its lease expansion. For more information on MoneyGram, see D CEO’s profile of CEO Pamela Patsley.