Madison, Wisc.-based Great Lakes Educational Loan Services Inc., a guarantor and servicer of student loans, is entering the Texas market with a new operations center in Plano. The company has leased 26,847 square feet at 6500 International Parkway at International Business Park. Over the next year, Great Lakes plans to hire up to 140 customer service representatives and support personnel.
Marc Storch, the company’s chief borrower services officer, said Great Lakes’ site selection team was impressed by DFW’s labor market demographics, quality of office space, accessibility, and climate.
John Lorence, Torrey Littlejohn, and Ryan Matthews with Jones Lang LaSalle represented the tenant in its search. Trevor Franke and Aarica Mims with Peloton Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord, Billingsley Co.
Founded more than 40 years ago, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services works with the U.S. Department of Education and more than 6,000 schools and 1,100 lenders across the country.