Dallas Law Firm Returning Downtown After 10 Years in Uptown

An Uptown Dallas law firm is headed downtown with a new office lease.McGuire, Craddock & Strother PC is moving to the Ross Tower at Akard Street and Ross Avenue.The legal firm -- which 10 years ago relocated to Uptown -- is moving from the Saint Ann Court tower on North Harwood Street to Ross Tower where it has leased 18,000 square feet.The 45-story, 1.1 million square-foot office high-rise has just been renovated."We look forward to returning to Ross Tower," Mark Chevallier, McGuire, Craddock & Strother's managing director, said in a statement. "Ross Tower's tenant-focused management, convenient location and best-in-class parking ratio will help us service our clients and continue to attract exceptional lawyers and staff."Phil Puckett, Harlan Davis and Neal Puckett of CBRE negotiated the new lease.HPI Real Estate Services & Investments oversaw the renovations to Ross Tower, which was built in the 1980s. Upgrades included a new entry and remodeled lobby areas and public spaces."We're excited McGuire, Craddock & Strother has chosen to return to Ross Tower. The firm's commitment to the building further validates the renovations to the building and the increased vibrancy in the neighborhood," said Hunter Lee, office project partner of HPI.McGuire, Craddock & Strother has 26 attorneys who focus on commercial real estate, finance, corporate and commercial law, commercial litigation, construction law and bankruptcy.Recent leases in Ross Tower have been signed by Arcosa, EFO Management, Walter P Moore, Gresham Smith and Partners, Rogge Dunn Group, Indigena Capital and Willis Towers Watson.Ross Tower is one of a several downtown skyscrapers that have undertaken renovations to lure businesses from newer buildings outside of downtown.  Continue reading...

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