Highland Park Place – Dallas, TX

Highland Park Place

Dallas, TX

Increased occupancy to 94% leased within 24 months.

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SITUATION

  • Highland Park Place had a reputation in the market of having an under-capitalized owner and poor management.
  • Over one-third of the leases, including two full-floor tenants, were rolling in the next 24 months.
  • The largest tenant, comprising approximately one-third of the building, was planning to purchase an investment property and vacate upon lease expiration.
  • When Highland Park Place was purchased, it needed immediate attention. Deferred maintenance issues and renovating the common areas were at the top of the list.
  • The rent roll was made up of local credit tenants at below market in-place rents.


ACTION

  • Executed a full-press marketing campaign to reintroduce Highland Park Place to the market. The campaign included high-end, branded marketing materials and follow-up pieces.
  • Repositioned Highland Park Place as the premier office building in 75205, the most prestigious and affluent zip code in Dallas.
  • Implemented low-cost, high-impact renovations in the entry and lobby with top architecture firm, HKS. High-end renovations immediately gave Highland Park Place a Class A feel that was reflective of the surrounding neighborhood. Renovations also provided additional amenities to the building including a state-of-the-art conference center, security desk and conveniently located management office.
  • Worked relentlessly to show improved value and services associated with the new ownership which was of paramount importance when renewing existing tenants and significantly higher rates.

RESULTS

  • Highland Park Place is now positioned as a Class A building catering to Preston Center and Uptown tenants.
  • Increased occupancy to 94% leased within 24 months.