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Harwood’s Tallest Tower Now Has its First Tenant

Prominent Dallas law firm Haynes and Boone signs 124,000 square foot lease, plans relocation in 2023.
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Harwood District with View of Harwood No 14 Site

Longtime Dallas-based law firm Haynes and Boone is moving into Uptown’s Harwood District.

The firm has leased 125,000 square feet at Harwood No. 14—the district’s soon-to-be largest tower—with plans to relocate in the fourth quarter of 2023. The 27-story office tower is slated to break ground this winter.

“This lease reflects our optimism in Haynes and Boone’s continued growth and that of the City of Dallas,” said Tim Powers, managing partner, Haynes and Boone. “Our new Dallas office will allow us to continue to attract and retain top talent and deliver first-class legal services to our valued clients, with a design that focuses on maximizing efficiency and the rapidly evolving needs of an office environment.”

Haynes and Boone will be the seventh Am Law 100 firm within the Harwood District.

Alexis Barbier-Mueller, Harwood International managing director, said they decided to launch the Harwood No. 14 “in response to the demand for office space within our District.”

The 19-city block masterplan is currently 98 percent leased. Harwood No. 10, which was completed less than a year ago, is nearly full at 90 percent leased.

The district also plans to build a 42-story tower at Caroline and Field streets just north of downtown. They are still in negotiations with tenants.

The design of Harwood No. 14 will be heavily influenced by nature, featuring landscaped plateaux, outdoor pocket gardens, and a 13,000 square foot rooftop and sky garden. The design and architecture teams behind Harwood No. 14 are Dallas-based HDF, Dallas-based Corgan, and Tokyo-based starchitect Kengo Kuma and Associates—the firm that built the award-winning Rolex Building in 2018.

The high rise will feature a grand motor court off Harry Hines, a two-story lobby, a fitness center with locker rooms and showers, a multi-purpose center that can be used for conferencing, catering, and curated events. There will also be nine levels of parking and 12,000 square feet for restaurants on the ground floor, expanding on the district’s curated portfolio of concepts.

There are currently 16 Harwood Hospitality Group restaurants, cafés, and bars in various stages of design and construction, with three concepts slated to come online this year across the street.

The ground-level will serve as an extension of Harwood No. 10’s “La Rue Perdue,” which includes Harwood Arms Pub, sushi, and Pan-Asian.

Andy Leatherman, Brooke Armstrong, and Brad Selner of JLL negotiated the lease with John Lee, Hannah Waidmann, and Kelly Whaley of Harwood International.

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