A nationwide transportation firm is trading its downtown Dallas office for one in the Uptown area.
Echo Global Logistics has leased more than 12,000 square feet at 3100 McKinnon at the entrance to the Dallas North Tollway on McKinnon Street.
The Chicago-based logistics firm currently has an office in the Trammell Crow Center in downtown Dallas.
The new location in the Citymark tower at 3100 McKinnon is on the Katy Trail.
“We chose this location because it gives our team members in the Metroplex the flexibility they crave,” Echo Global’s Sean Burke said in a statement. “Amenities like access to the Katy Trail and a vibrant local restaurant scene enable our Dallas team members to recharge as they serve shippers and carriers across the country.”
Echo Global leased the offices from Dallas-based Harwood International, which bought the 11-story Citymark building in 2019. Built in 1985, the building has more than 229,000 square feet of space.
The office is next to the 19-block Harwood district Harwood International is developing between McKinnon and Harry Hines Boulevard.
Harwood has made upgrades to the building since its purchase.
“3100 McKinnon has been renovated to include enhanced rooftop gardens, revamped amenities and a Katy Trail-fronting restaurant coming soon,” Kelly Whaley, director of leasing for Harwood, said in a statement. “The direct access to Katy Trail is a major selling point for prospects.
“3100 McKinnon is one of the few buildings with onsite, direct access to Dallas’ best outdoor experience.”
Whaley and Harwood’s Hannah Mesh negotiated the Echo Global lease with Scott Hage from Jones Lang LaSalle.
Harwood has signed almost 165,000 square feet of space in new leases in its properties so far in 2022.
Harwood International is currently building a new office tower called Harwood No. 14 on Harry Hines. International law firm O’Melveny & Myers recently leased 75,000 square feet of space in the new tower.