By Steve Brown / April 12, 2021 / The Dallas Morning News
Three new office deals in the project north of downtown Dallas.
In another sign of the thaw in Dallas’ office market, Harwood International has completed three new leases in its buildings just north of downtown.
During the last year, few office lease deals have been completed with most workers at home because of the pandemic.
Developer Harwood International has landed three tenants in deals for its 19-block Harwood District, which is located along McKinnon Street and Harry Hines Boulevard in the Uptown area.
Baranoff Holdings, a self-storage facility developer and investor, has leased 3,966 square feet for its offices in the Harwood No. 10 building at 2850 N. Harwood St. The company is moving from a building on Maple Avenue near The Crescent.
James Mantzuranis with Stream Realty negotiated the lease with Harwood International’s Kelly Whaley and Hannah Waidmann.
And Dubber, a telecommunications and tech firm founded in Australia, has leased 3,508 square feet at Harwood No. 4 at 2828 N. Harwood. Steven Schneider and Luke Harp with Site Selection Group negotiated the lease.
“Harwood International is experiencing a boom in lease signings as more and more companies are choosing Harwood as their corporate home,” Whaley said in a statement.
Harwood International is building a 27-story office tower on Harry Hines. Harwood No. 14 will open in 2023 with law firm Haynes and Boone as its lead tenant.
Office leasing in North Texas hit the brakes last year when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.
As of late March, about 60% of Dallas-Fort Worth office workers were still employed at home.
Real estate brokers expect more office rental deals to be signed in the second half of 2021 as businesses bring their employees back to the office and relocations to the area increase.