The full-service advertising and branding agency Ackerman McQueen will move to Uptown next March. The company has leased 25,342 square feet on the 18th floor of 17Seventeen, Granite Properties’ project in Uptown.
The Oklahoma City-based agency first opened its Dallas office in 1978. “As we begin our 35th year in Dallas, Ackerman McQueen is pleased to be relocating to 17Seventeen” said Hillary Farrell, the company’s president, in a statement. “Both the property and vibrant surroundings are a perfect complement as we grow and diversify in the future.”
Scott Collier and Greg Burns of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the agency in the transaction. Robert Jimenez and Jim Kirchhoff were the in-house leasing representatives for Granite.
The 19-story, 361-524-square foot 17Seventeen McKinney is part of Park Seventeen, a 2.2 acre development off Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Gables Residential owns a second multifamily tower, known as Gables Park 17. Next month, celebrity chef Stephan Pyles will open a new concept restaurant, Stampede 66, on the ground floor of the office building.
The lease to Ackerman McQueen, along with a 14,350-square-foot headquarters relocation from Top Golf, take the property to 65 percent occupied, said Greg Fuller, Granite’s chief operating officer.
“Leasing continues to be very strong at 17Seventeen,” he said in a statement. “Location matters, and Uptown is the place to be, especially with Klyde Warren Park opening. … We’re seeing a lot of activity.”