M Financial Group signs lease at The QUAD development in Uptown Dallas

A major financial services firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has agreed to open its first Dallas office in Stream Realty Partners’ The QUAD, located at 2699 Howell Street.

M Financial Group, a financial services distribution company that services a network of 130-plus independent Member Firms located across the nation, recently signed a lease for approximately 52,000 square feet in the 12-story office building under construction in the heart of Uptown Dallas.

M Financial has been headquartered in Portland since its incorporation in 1978. The expansion to Dallas represents the company’s first foothold outside of the Portland area.

Stream Senior Vice President Ryan Evanich and Vice President Marissa Parkin represented Stream, the owner of The QUAD, in the transaction. Cushman & Wakefield’s Dean Collins, Mark Collins and Doug Deurwaarder represented M Financial.

Stream, a national commercial real estate firm offering an integrated platform of services, is developing the 345,425-square-foot office building and surrounding 18,500-square-foot retail area heralded as the dawning of “A Different Dallas.” The QUAD is expected to open in March 2024.

Executive Managing Director & Partner of Development Ramsey March, Director of Development Brad Dornak, Senior Director of Design & Construction Jerry Mays and Director of Design & Construction Blake Bell led Stream’s development efforts for The QUAD project.

M Financial is the third office tenant to sign a lease in The QUAD. Earlier this year, Revantage, a Blackstone Real Estate portfolio company, agreed to take 32,000 square feet. Chicago Title, the largest title insurer and provider of real-estate related products, was the first office tenant to commit to the project, agreeing to occupy 21,000 square feet. Additionally, Two Hands, a community-focused eatery based in Australian café culture, was the first retail tenant to come on board. The eatery is scheduled to open in the Q1 2024. Stream will announce the remainder of the restaurant lineup later this fall.

The QUAD will set a new standard in Dallas with an integrated “smart” building end-user interface. Pathogen-reducing technologies such as hospital-grade air filtration and outside air circulation on office floors are 50% higher than industry standards. Tenants such as M Financial will appreciate the tower’s full-service fitness studio, top-floor outdoor terrace with expansive views, a club lounge and conference center, an acre of outdoor space, a bike valet, and dedicated underground parking. The building is also steps away from popular Uptown restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, and multifamily complexes.