“We must continually strive to think of the long-range results of our projects, I believe that the real estate industry should develop properties that give something back to the community from both an architectural and environmental aspect.” – Gabriel Barbier- Mueller
Founded in 1988 by Swiss-born Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, Harwood International (HI) is a global real estate developer and value-add investor with offices and projects in select niche markets in Beverly Hills, Dallas, Sunnyvale’s Gold Coast, Geneva, London’s West End, Paris, and Zurich’s Golden Triangle. The full service real estate company covers every aspect of real estate acquisition, development, construction, and management of both commercial and residential high-rise properties.
Harwood International’s operating philosophy for its properties is founded upon a detailed focus on the needs of building occupants and our customers, supported by sound capital structures, energy conservation, cutting edge technology, beautiful green spaces, long-term ownership and management, and elegant modern design built to last. In addition, each development features museum quality art from the renowned Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collections, including one of the largest samurai art collections in the world.
The district of Harwood is Harwood Internationals’ award winning campus encompassing more than 17 city blocks and located in the heart of Dallas’ Downtown/Uptown. The district of Harwood is a 3+ billion dollar master-planned community that as it grows organically will encompass over 7 million square feet of office, retail and residential space. Every aspect of this unique office and residential community has been planned to deliver state-of-the-art operating efficiencies and create strategic business advantages in a sophisticated urban environment, setting a new benchmark for premier, Class A office-residential-retail space. Six phases of the project – including the Rolex, 2728, 2828, Saint Ann Court, Azure, Jones Day and several parks and gardens – have been completed to date with plans for the next phases in progress.
Cleveland House located at 33 King Street and the corner of St. James’s Square in London’s prestigious West End is just a short walking distance from Buckingham Palace. This ₤100 million project encompassing seven floors of premier office space, features a striking multistory water feature designed by noted British sculptor William Pye and has set the pace for some of the most valued lease space in London.
32 St James’s Square is located in the prestigious St James Square of London, originally dating back to the 17th Century. The property is described within the historical records as a ‘terraced town mansion’ with a ‘highly refined neo-classical facade’.
Rennweg 28 is a Class A property located in the Zurich “Golden Triangle,” just a few steps from Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most prestigious business and retail addresses. The building offers prime office space, luxury retail space and a rooftop garden with breathtaking views of the historic part of downtown Zurich.
The Rolex Building in Beverly Hills, is located at 9420 Wilshire Boulevard, just a few steps away from the world’s most exclusive boutiques and luxury hotels on Rodeo Drive. This Los Angeles landmark was completely redesigned by DMJM Architects and so well received that it earned first place awards for outstanding renovation from the Los Angeles Business Council and the City of Beverly Hills and the Southern California Landscaping award.
Lititz Watch Technicum, designed by Michael Graves, is a build-to-suit development located in Lititz, Pennsylvania at the heart of the region’s historic Amish country. Harwood International constructed this 40,000 square foot facility to accommodate the historically significant town of Lititz, simplicity of the Amish lifestyle, and the practical needs of a premier and modern luxury watch making and teaching facility.
Focused on delivering real estate investment strategies for our global clients. HI’s vertically integrated real estate investment, development and management capabilities allow us to continuously source, evaluate and pursue a wide variety of opportunities. Our investment team is active across a range of real estate capital and operating markets including private and public, debt and equity, and covers all real estate asset types across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
Our investment team offer innovative and comprehensive solutions to finance, source and structure real estate transactions in niche markets around the globe. Real-time, in-depth market knowledge of debt and equity financing trends and deal structures assures the right solution for each client and project. Our in-depth market knowledge is applied to acquiring, developing, and re-positioning assets. Since 1988, we have maintained a consistent and disciplined investment approach to generate superior performance.
Property Service Company
Harwood International provides an array of service offerings customized to meet a client’s specific needs including; commercial real estate development, property management, construction management and design, build-to-suit, buy-to-suit, asset management and leasing. Additionally, Harwood International offers sourcing, acquisition, US and International property asset management and capital placement services. We offer a complete solution by blending our international expertise with European-valued personal service to deliver superior execution on time and on budget.
“As we’ve grown our company over the last several years, the need for additional office space has become more important,” said Matt Clifton, Chairman of HollyFrontier Corporation. “Additionally, our recent merger with Frontier Oil has increased the importance of having a large office space where our employees can work in one location. We relocated our offices to Harwood recently and have been very pleased with our space as well as the amenities and services that Harwood is known to provide.” – Matt Clifton, Chairman of HollyFrontier Corporation
“When we were looking for space to relocate our offices from Beverly Hills to Dallas, we looked to Harwood International first,” said Rip Mason, CEO of LegalShield. “The prime location in Dallas paired with the ability to deliver the turn-key space we needed quickly made it apparent where our future space should be.” – Rip Mason, CEO of LegalShield
“The uptown environment is a great fit for Winstead’s strategic direction and client-driven objectives,” said Winstead Shareholder and member of the firm’s executive committee Mike Alessio. “2728 N. Harwood provides our firm with opportunities consistent with the changing nature of the legal industry. We look forward to developing this new space which is reflective of how our attorneys and clients work together.” – Mike Alessio, Member of the Winstead Executive Committee
“2828 N. Harwood located within the district of Harwood is a great space that suits our needs as we grow and evolve our business. The expertise and support provided by Harwood International and Jones Lang LaSalle during the search for our new home in Dallas was invaluable.” – Steve Piano, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services for MoneyGram
“The significant growth of our company has led us to expand our corporate offices at Harwood,” said Mark McKenzie, CEO and president of Senior Care Centers. “Our associates have enjoyed the convenience of our new location and the services and amenities that Harwood is best known for.” – Mark McKenzie, CEO and President of Senior Care Centers
To Our Tenants
Harwood International’s philosophy is based on a long-term view. Our tenants enjoy the benefit of quality construction and attentive property management, as well as state-of-the-art operations which result in some of the world’s most energy efficient buildings. HI consistently works with world-class architects who share the company’s vision and values resulting in premier corporate environments.
5 Key Values
Harwood International is committed to serving our customers, investors, associates and the community by integrating five core values into all our decisions and all our actions.
1. Will my action enhance our reputation? We guard our reputation as a valuable asset.
2. Will my action strengthen our relationships? Our success rests on strong relationships and long lasting alliances.
3. Will my action positively impact our associates? We support each other to accomplish common goals, and we trust and respect each other.
4. Will this action improve our operational effectiveness? We use the best tools to maximize efficiencies and apply the best-suited resources.
5. Will my action maintain our objectives of financial accountability and profitability? We seek value on a win-win basis.