January 04, 2018
Dallas - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has extended its Dallas office lease at One Arts Plaza for 10 additional years with the updated lease term running through 2033. The Firm first took occupancy of the space in July 2008.
“Our top quality offices at One Arts Plaza will continue to serve as a place where the Firm can grow and serve our clients for many years to come,” said Mark M. Sloan, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “The extension of our lease underscores our long-time commitment to the Arts District and to the Dallas marketplace. Billingsley Company has done an excellent job of managing the property and ensuring it is a first-class facility in which our clients, attorneys, and staff can conduct business.”
Nestled in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Firm’s LEED Silver Certified space includes approximately 160,000 square feet on five floors and incorporates a number of traditional and innovative efficiencies to enable a high level of client service and maintain employee retention. The Firm’s dedication to the Arts District dates back to the early 1900s when Thompson & Knight attorneys began serving on boards and as presidents of Arts District organizations. In addition, the Firm’s legal representations of Arts District organizations began in the 1970s, and the Thompson & Knight Foundation, established in 1990, has provided financial assistance to civic and charitable organizations advocating the arts and other worthy programs for nearly 30 years.
“Thompson & Knight has been here since day one, and we are thrilled they have decided to call One Arts home for an additional 10 years. We take enormous pride in being home to such a world class firm,” said Lucy Burns, Partner at Billingsley Company. “In the last few years, we have invested in many amenities at One Arts, including adding a large digital art installation in the lobby, a 100-seat conference center, a gym, and numerous fitness and health classes. Also, having four chef-driven restaurants downstairs and proximity to all the Arts District has to offer has enabled us to stay competitive.”
Phil Puckett, Harlan Davis, and Neal Puckett of CBRE represented Thompson & Knight in the lease transaction. “We are so excited for Thompson & Knight’s long-term future at One Arts Plaza,” said Phil Puckett, Executive Vice President at CBRE. “One Arts Plaza is a distinct destination and anchor of the Arts District, and the Arts District has become one of the most vibrant areas within our city. We think continuing to be a part of that environment will help Thompson & Knight recruit and retain the very best legal talent for years to come.”
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About Thompson & Knight
Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys. The Firm provides legal solutions to clients and communities around the world and is particularly recognized for its depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of the energy industry. Thompson & Knight has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in Natural Resources Law (2018) and in Oil & Gas Law (2011-2013, 2015, 2017) in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” For more information, visit www.tklaw.com.
About One Arts Plaza
One Arts Plaza is a multiuse structure, the first of three buildings on over 10 acres at the eastern edge of the Dallas Arts District. Holding over 500,000 square feet of office space, future plans for Two Arts and Three Arts include outdoor parks with Wi-Fi, fountains, and cafes. Arts Plaza provides an urban oasis to enhance the lives of everyone who lives, works, and visits the Arts District. One Arts Plaza’s prominent location at the eastern end of Flora Street makes it the focal point of the entire Arts District. The Plaza is adorned with dynamic fountains and alive with outdoor entertainment, live music, and vibrant restaurants including the award-winning Tei-An, Jorge’s Tex-Mex, Proof + Pantry, and Yolk, making it a true destination. For more information please visit www.oneartsplaza.com.
About Billingsley Company
With offices in The Arts District in Dallas, Houston, The Colony, and Carrollton, Billingsley Company delivers unique insight and expertise to the art and science of commercial and residential real estate development. Founded in 1978 by Lucy and Henry Billingsley, Billingsley co-owns, designs, finances, leases, and manages their properties for the future success of their investments and the success of their tenants.
Combining their relationships in the local market with their expertise in development, Billingsley Company provides expanded opportunities for their business partners. From raw land to build-to-suit projects and fully developed communities, they are engaged in each step of the process. Delivering smart design integrated with artistic works and natural spaces, Billingsley Company’s developments are life-enhancing communities in which to work, live, play, shop, and dine. For further information, visit www.billingsleyco.com.