To accommodate their growing client base in Far North Dallas, Fort Worth-based public accounting firm Whitley Penn has leased 13,451 square feet in Plano’s Legacy West development, commercial real estate firm JLL announced Aug. 8.
JLL secured the on behalf of Whitley Penn. Whitley Penn in July announced it would be relocating its Fort Worth office to the Frost Tower Fort Worth. That lease was also secured by JLL.
“Our firm continues to grow at a steady pace, not only in human capital but in the number of clients we support,” said Larry G. Autrey, managing partner, Whitley Penn. “We are committed to meeting that demand by placing our professionals in a location that supports the needs of our clients.”
Far North Dallas continues to be one of the most active office markets in the U.S. According to JLL Research, through Q2 2018, over 1.49 million square feet of new office product has been completed in the submarket.
“When the opportunity was presented for us to move into the growing Legacy West area, we knew this was the perfect fit,” said Felix J. Lozano, III, Partner in Charge of Whitley Penn’s Dallas office. “The increasing number of clients and employees we have in the North Dallas, Plano and Frisco area made it an easy decision to expand our Dallas presence up north.”
JLL Executive Vice President Calvin Hull represented Whitley Penn in the lease negotiation. CBRE’s David Reed and Ben Davis represented the landlord, Legacy West Investors, L.P. DLR Group | Staffelbach is overseeing the interior design of Whitely Penn’s newest office.
“DLR Group | Staffelbach is thrilled to serve as Whitley Penn’s trusted partner – designing, creating and implementing their Workplace Standards for the last several years,” stated Jonathan B. Grefaldon, RA, LEED AP, Principal for DLR Group | Staffelbach. “We are proud to continue playing a role in enriching their company culture, creating a fulfilling workplace experience for their team members and growing their business through our Integrated Design Process for each of their new offices -managing, branding, and elevating their standards through design.”
Whitley Penn will move into their new office, located at 5908 Headquarters Drive, in October.