Plan for 27-Story Class AA Office Tower in Dallas gets Funding

Global real estate firm Harwood International and JLL Capital Markets recently announced that they have secured joint venture equity for the development of Harwood No. 14, a 27-story, Class AA office tower totaling approximately 360,000 square feet in the Harwood District of Uptown Dallas. Due for completion in second-quarter 2023 and already approximately 45 percent pre-leased, Harwood No. 14 will be anchored by Haynes and Boone, LLP, a high-profile, Am Law 100 law firm. The Class AA tower’s design is heavily influenced by nature, featuring a two-story lobby with monumental stairs blending indoor/outdoor features, landscaped plateaux, a finned curtainwall system that is the first in Dallas, open-air pocket gardens, and a spectacular 17,000 SF rooftop and sky garden. In addition, the tower will present many avant-garde amenities for its tenants as well as expand upon Harwood Hospitality Group’s hotel, restaurant, and bar collection. The architecture, construction, and design teams behind Harwood No. 14 are Kengo Kuma & Associates (design architect), HDF (architect of record), Corgan (associate architect), and Manhattan Construction Company (general contractor). Harwood District was established in 1984 by Harwood International, the masterplan developer. Today, the District spans 19 contiguous city blocks in Uptown Dallas and will grow to include over 11 million square feet of premier Class AA office, residential and retail space utilizing urban gardens, green space and art-filled lobbies. Recent additions are the new Rolex Building, designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates and HDF, Harwood No. 10 designed by HDF, and Bleu Ciel, a 33-story condominium tower designed by Paris-based Jean-Michel Wilmotte and HDF. There are currently 16 Harwood Hospitality Group concepts in various stages of design and construction, with two unique concepts slated to come online this year. The global real estate firm is also under development on a 22-story boutique hotel within the District. The hotel will cater to tenants with its expansive banquet space in addition to its numerous restaurant and bar concepts. Harwood District’s prime location is just south of the Dallas North Tollway, serving as the main artery connecting Dallas’ premier suburbs to the city. The JLL Capital Markets team representing the developer was led by Senior Managing Director Bill Fishel and Senior Director DJ Meagher. JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge deliver the best-in-class solutions for clients – whether investment sales advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.