By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor
FedEx Office is currently seeking proposals for an office facility, as its headquarter lease at 3 Galleria Tower on the Dallas North Tollway is about to expire. The company sent out requests to 12 developers for a 250,000-square-foot office building, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
The company has been occupying its current office space at the Galleria location since 2001, when Kinko’s moved into the tower. Three years later, FedEx bought Kinko’s, maintaining its location. The company is planning its move when the lease expires in 2012.
FedEx also announced that FedEx Freight in September opened a 17-acre facility in Haslet, just south of Alliance Airport. This is the fifth service center that FedEx opened in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The facility has 6,600 square feet of office space and 79 dock doors. It currently has 115 employees, but officials expect to add more to meet the needs of the new service center. FedEx has about 7,000 employees in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Four other recently signed commercial lease transactions totaled 106,888 square feet, including both industrial and office space, according to Citybizlist.com. Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. represented the tenants for all the four lease pacts detailed below.
The 59,928 square feet of cold storage were leased by Village Farms L.P., occupying the space in Northern Crossing West. The largest office lease was signed by Ignite Technologies Inc., which renewed the contract for the 18,041 square feet of office space in Hall Office Park. MetLife Auto & Home leased 15,900 square feet in Irving, while RGT Partners renewed 13,019 square feet as well as signing for an additional 4,855-square-foot space in the same location.