DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World Class Capital Group announced today that HOK, a nationally-recognized innovator in design, architecture, engineering and planning, has signed a 76-month lease to make 717 Harwood its new Dallas headquarters. HOK will occupy approximately 8,000 square feet on the 33rd floor of the Harwood building, with panoramic views of downtown Dallas.
Austin-based private investment firm World Class Capital Group, LLC undertook a major renovation of the 844,000 square foot office tower in 2014. It will also complete upgrades and renovations to the ground floor of the building this winter, including welcoming retailer Snappy Salads to the building.
“When we purchased 717 Harwood, we set out to reimagine it as a fully modern, design-focused tower that would help define the future of downtown Dallas,” said Nate Paul, President and CEO of World Class Capital Group. “HOK’s decision to call 717 Harwood home is an affirmation that we’ve built something special. We look forward to collaborating with HOK to provide them with a superior tenant experience.”
“We are excited by the opportunities that will be provided by our new offices in 717 Harwood,” said Ben Crawford, AIA, LEED AP, design principal for HOK’s Dallas office. “Our move to this high-profile downtown location supports our belief in sustainable, vibrant and walkable urban environments and high-performance workplaces.”
About World Class Capital Group, LLC
World Class Capital Group has become a leading national real estate investment firm by taking a hands-on approach to developing and managing its properties, allowing the firm to unlock value for tenants and partners. World Class’ existing portfolio includes office, industrial, retail, multifamily, hospitality, self-storage, marinas, and land located in 16 states throughout the United States.
World Class Capital Group’s investment partners include major public and private pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, foundations, family offices, and high net-worth individuals. The firm’s investment professionals in its Austin and New York offices constantly search for investment opportunities that provide superior risk-adjusted returns.
World Class has grown into one of the nation’s leading real estate investment firms by adhering to a simple principle: “Identify Opportunity. Create Value.” Visit www.wccapitalgroup.com for more information.
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with an office in Dallas. Through a network of 23 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.
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