Comerica Bank Tower

Dallas, Texas

Active Investment

NRSF: 1,530,957
Acquisition Date: 5/31/2013
Status: Active

Comerica Bank Tower is a 60-story, 1,530,957 square foot Class AA office building located in the Central Business District of Dallas. The property, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, features world-class architecture and maintains its landmark status as the sixth tallest building in Texas. The property benefits from several long-term leases to credit tenants including: Comerica Bank, K&L Gates, Andrews Kurth, Orix, Marsh USA, Southcross Energy, Brewer Attys and Counselors, Grant Thornton and Fish & Richardson, who combined occupy more than 37% of the property.

Opportunity

  • Opportunity to acquire one of the top Class AA assets in the Dallas CBD through the assumption and modification of the property’s first mortgage loan at a significant discount to replacement cost;
  • Leverage management team’s history with the property to execute on key value creation opportunities and effectively operate and manage the asset;
  • Comerica Bank Tower has functional floor plates  ranging from 17,000 square feet to 46,000 square feet and is well positioned to meet tenant demands and can efficiently accommodate both full-floor and multi-tenant configurations;

Value Enhancement Strategy

  • Capitalize on Dallas CBD lease rollovers where approximately five million square feet will be expiring between 2016 and 2020, with many of these tenants original to their current building.
  • Implement focused capital program to improve building systems and amenities, update common areas, and heavily market the state of the art conference center.