By Steve Brown / September 28, 2021 / The Dallas Morning News
Another big tenant heads to new tower being built north of downtown Dallas
Investor S2 Capital will move from North Dallas to a high-rise near Victory Park.
A new high-rise under construction north of downtown Dallas has landed another major tenant.
The Harwood No. 14 tower is under construction on Harry Hines Boulevard near Victory Park. The 27-story office building, scheduled to open in 2023, is the latest project by developer Harwood International.
Property investment firm S2 Capital has signed a lease for 25,000 square feet of offices on the 18th floor of the building. S2 Capital will move from the Preston Center district in North Dallas.
“Moving into the new Harwood No. 14 tower is an exciting next step as we continue to grow a successful presence throughout our home market of D-FW,” S2 Capital CEO Scott Everett said in a statement. “We’re excited to make this move and we’re confident that Harwood’s newest space will be the perfect fit for our growing company.”
S2 Capital has been in business since 2012 and has acquired more than $4.5 billion in apartment communities with about 34,000 units.
This year, the investor has bought almost 5,000 Dallas-Fort Worth-area apartments, including the just-completed acquisition of more than 1,200 recently built rental units in northeast Dallas.
“As S2 continues to expand its platform, it was important to identify the best location to attract and retain top talent,” Jones Lang LaSalle’s Bret Hefton said in a statement. “Harwood 14′s unique architecture, accessible amenities and location will prove to be a successful solution for S2 as it continues to develop its industry-leading investment platform.”
Hefton negotiated the lease with Kelly Whaley and Hannah Mesh of Harwood International.
Law firm Haynes and Boone will be the anchor tenant in the tower, part of Harwood International’s 19-block mixed-use district between Uptown and Victory Park.
The 360,000-square-foot office building was designed by Tokyo-based architects Kengo Kuma and Associates, Dallas’ Corgan and Harwood International’s HDF. The building is one of the largest such Dallas-area office developments started during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harwood No. 14 will include a two-story lobby, a fitness center, a multipurpose center that can be used for conferences, nine levels of parking and approximately 17,000 square feet of restaurants on the ground floor. The tower will have outdoor terraces and balconies with views of the neighborhood and downtown.
Haynes and Boone will lease 125,000 square feet in the building, making the move in late 2023.