Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt), in conjunction with HPI and Stream Realty Partners (Stream), recently signed a new, 15-year office lease for its Dallas headquarters in Ross Tower at 500 N. Akard St. Ross Tower is a 45-story, 1.1-million-square-foot, Class-A office building that has undergone a $20 million capital improvement project and features world-class amenities.
The commercial law Firm, founded by Rick Kopf and Steve Harr, as well as the late Russ Munsch, signed its first lease with the office property in 2005, occupying floors 36, 38 and 39. Under its new lease, the Firm will relocate to three consecutive floors, 40, 41 and 42.
Today, Munsch Hardt has 176 employees in Dallas, 50% more than when first committing to Ross Tower. Since current CEO Phil Appenzeller took over the reins, the Firm has been focused on growth, adding notable litigation, corporate and real estate attorneys over the past 10 years and earning record profits in 2021.
Stream Managing Directors Craig Wilson and Dan Harris, Vice Chairman Randy Cooper, and Executive Vice President and Partner Tim Terrell represented Munsch Hardt in the renewal. Stream is a national real estate services, development and investment firm headquartered in Dallas. Global architecture and design firm Gensler, which originally designed the Firm’s current Dallas office, as well as the Firm’s 2022 office space in Houston, Texas, is working on efficient architectural plans to allow the Firm continued growth. Pacific Builders has been retained as the General Contractor on the project, with a projected move-in date of Fall 2023.