Raising the roof: E-commerce facilities getting bigger in Dallas

As Dallas-Fort Worth becomes a major U.S. hub for e-commerce distributors and logistics warehouses, North Texas developers are building even bigger — and taller — facilities to better accommodate the movement of goods.

That’s because its relatively cheap for developers to build higher rather than acquire more land for a sprawling facility, said Steve Berger, a senior vice president in CBRE’s Dallas office.

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Retailer to open big distribution hub, bring hundreds of jobs to Fort Worth

A national wholesaler of apparel and accessories plans to open a new distribution hub within a speculative industrial warehouse being built by Dallas-based Hunt Southwest.

Illinois-based S&S Activewear LLC has signed a lease for 493,000 square feet at 35/820 @ Mercantile Center, which totals 657,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution space.

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American Airlines details plans for 1.8M SF campus in Fort Worth

Airline giant American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) has brought in a development team to begin construction on a new 1.8 million-square-foot headquarters on its nearly 300-acre corporate campus in Fort Worth.

Construction has begun on the tract west of Texas State Highway 360 between Highway 183 and Trinity Boulevard for a new five-building corporate campus — which will be named after retired chairman and CEO Robert L. Crandall — on the airline-leased acreage in Fort Worth

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JLL: Big office tenants see opportunity in DFW’s Las Colinas market

With a few big office tenants circling Dallas-Fort Worth looking for a place to land, JLL Managing Director Steve Thelen said Irving’s Las Colinas market is one North Texas submarket that could win a lot of business this year.

Not only is it because Irving has some big blocks of office space for a big tenant, but this part of the region also has the highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers.

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