Why The Beck Group Decided to Leave the Dallas Arts District

By Candace Carlisle

6-27Fred Perpall, the chief executive officer of The Beck Group, is glad he isn’t shopping for corporate real estate in New York City.

Instead, he was sitting in the Big Apple as the Dallas-based architecture and construction firm announced it would trade in its Dallas Arts District address for a three-floor office a half-mile south at the 50-story, 1.3 million-square-foot Thanksgiving Tower – named after the adjacent Thanks-Giving Square – at 1601 Elm St. in downtown Dallas.

The new Dallas office gives The Beck Group more bandwidth to grow its Texas team and boost its business, Perpall told CoStar News.

“We loved our Ross Avenue location, but it came down to us needing more space,” said Perpall, adding the relocation meant leaving the adjacency of the Henry C. Beck Park, named after the founder of The Beck Group, at Ross Avenue and Akard Street.

With the new three-floor, 81,698-square-foot office, spanning the 28th through the 30th floor, The Beck Group could add additional employees with capacity for more than 300 workers. The company plans to make its move from the fifth floor of 1807 Ross Ave. by the end of the year.

Perpall chatted with CoStar News about the firm’s real estate search and The Beck Group’s plans for the future:

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