Famed Gold Clad Office Towers to be Renamed The Gild as Part of Modernization
DALLAS (October 7, 2021) – Dallas and California-based Fenway Capital Advisors (Fenway), along with partner Waterfall Asset Management (NY), today unveiled plans for a multimillion-dollar transformation and repositioning of Campbell Centre in Dallas. Renovations at the iconic 878,564-square-foot, two-tower office complex are scheduled to begin immediately. The robust program will modernize the property from Class A to Class A+ by adding hospitality type amenities that integrate efficiency and comfort for a work/life environment. Once complete, the famed gold clad office complex will officially debut as The Gild.
“We could not be more excited about the opportunity to extensively renovate, refresh and re-brand these iconic towers, which are in one of the best locations in all of Dallas,” said Patrick Tribolet, Dallas-based Managing Partner of Fenway Capital Advisors. “Our goal is to raise the quality standard of these buildings to compete with the best assets in this submarket and to attract tenants from all over the Metroplex and beyond who are looking for superior quality and an amenity rich environment with hospitality-like services.”
The Gild will feature numerous updates to the exterior and interior spaces for enhanced tenant and visitor experiences. The “greening” of the parking deck and improvements to the building entrances will provide a dramatic park-like arrival experience. A new connector park and office courtyards will offer outdoor spaces that support a healthy work environment. Interior improvements will encourage a more people-centric work culture with social spaces in public corridors designed to foster human connection. Gensler is the architect on the project.
“Gensler is proud to work with Fenway Capital Advisors on this iconic property in Dallas,” said Steven Upchurch, Managing Director/Principal, Gensler. “These spaces support a variety of work and social modes to create a more dynamic development for tenants.”
Renovations include, but are not limited to:
- The addition of several central tenant work lounges with a variety of active and quiet zones
- Updated tower lobbies featuring a hospitality lounge, coffee bar and “grab & go” – all with a coffee shop vibe
- A new boutique café with a variety of food offerings
- New coffee bars/dining areas with exterior courtyard views
- Updated restrooms and tenant corridors
- A state-of-the art conference/meeting center
- A community “connector” park that brings the buildings together and provides easy access to a shaded walkway and outdoor seating areas
- Numerous modern spec suites ranging in size from approximately 2,000 square feet to a full floor of approximately 16,000 square feet
Fenway acquired the towers in May 2021 and retained Stream Realty Partners, a national real estate services, development and investment company, to manage and provide exclusive leasing representation. Stream’s Executive Vice President of Leasing Matt Wieser, Vice President Kristin Millington and Senior Associate Marissa Parkin, will lead the efforts.
“The redevelopment of the towers will afford tenants a more dynamic workday that fosters socialization and community while retaining topnotch talent,” said Weiser. “The excellent location together with the modern, activated amenities, make The Gild an exceptional choice for tenants seeking best-in-class office space in Dallas.”
Completed in 1972 and 1977, the two, 20-story office towers with a striking gold exterior are connected by two mezzanine level structures. The property sits in Dallas’ Central Expressway Submarket, a highly desired transit-oriented location that provides tenants and visitors alike with access to two DART light rail stations, Dallas Love Field Airport and a variety of shopping and dining destinations. It is surrounded by the city’s most prosperous neighborhoods as well as a large and diverse labor pool.
The Gild is Fenway’s second purchase in the Dallas market over the past 24 months. The first being an approximately 860,0000-square-foot industrial/office property located at 3000 N. Redbud Blvd. in McKinney, TX. The property was previously the headquarters for Blockbuster Video Corporation and now houses United Parcel Service and other users. In addition, Fenway is currently converting approximately 100,000 square feet of that property to self-storage use. With a very positive outlook towards the business environment and quality lifestyle offered in Dallas, Fenway continues to seek opportunistic deals across all product types in this target market.