Gateway Office Center

Gateway Office Center
Outworked the Competition and Then Didn’t Stop Thinking

This was my first big assignment out of business school, and I leased it “out of the ground” during a marked economic downturn. I had to be successful with it. I remember mopping the floor myself before a tour with a half-building prospect. In the end, we secured the only two tenants in the market to fill the building while competitive projects sat empty for quarters. Several years later, when we learned the owner wanted to sell, we bought out one tenant and expanded the other to create a durable and highly valuable rental stream.

4200 Amon Carter

4200 Amon Carter
Did the Dirty Work

The work’s not always glitzy, but we bite the bullet, and we love the work. 4200 Amon Carter was a wreck when we took over the assignment. I’m not certain how anyone ever thought it would appeal to a new tenant in its dilapidated state. We came in and took care of some basics — like remediating mold and getting rid of the smell — and we spit-shined the place, too. All the dated furniture came out, and we directed the majority of the marketing dollars to the tour path. From the marketing center to the key building selling points, we spent the money wisely. And we landed a 294,000 square-foot tenant, Countrywide, with an aggressive national calling campaign.