With a recently renovated lobby as incentive, Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has wrapped up a leasing flurry in Arlington Downs Tower in Arlington, Texas, signing one newcomer, two expansions and three renewals in a 30-day span.
The deals have locked down 17,537 square feet for the long term in the 87,411-square-foot office tower, located at 2225 E. Randol Mill Road in the Arlington Entertainment District. Bradford’s Richmond Collinsworth, first vice president, and Erik Blais, vice president, lease the project for the local landlord, Arlington Downs Tower.
New to the project is Creator Age Inc., a technology development company that’s set up shop in 2,958 square feet. Sheryl Pickens of PickensRidnour LP represented the tenant, formerly Spring St. Productions.
Through direct negotiations, the Bradford team has signed renewals and expansions with PDMS Design Group Inc. and Stride Staffing which now occupy 9,765 and 2,370 square feet, respectively. The tenants have expanded by 1,122 and 415 square feet, respectively.
The Parks Group Inc. has renewed a 1,719-square-foot lease and Mechanical Contractors Association of Dallas Inc. has re-upped 725 square feet.
“We’ve had a lot of interest since we’ve completed the lobby remodel,” Collinsworth said. “Tenants spend a large part of their time at the office so it’s critically important to be in a place that brings you joy.”
The lobby sports a contemporary look with new lighting, flooring and wall coverings accented by neutral colors of black, gray and taupe. The upgrades also included modernizing the elevator cabs, a digital directory, tenants’ lounge, a conference room and glass office doors on the first floor.
Blais credits the newly signed leases to the lobby remodel and a competitive rate with office projects in Arlington and surrounding markets. The six-story structure historically has been popular with companies and professionals seeking 2,500 square feet or less.
“In the past two weeks, we’ve been getting calls from people who want smaller spaces and are ready to get back to the office,” Blais said. “If you need 400 sf square feet, we have it. If you need more, we have it.”