Financial firm leases top 3 floors of Link at Uptown
LA’s Houlihan Lokey is latest major tenant landing in new tower
Real Estate Editor

A new Uptown Dallas office tower has landed another major tenant in the past few weeks.

California-based financial firm Houlihan Lokey has taken the top three floors of the Link at Uptown tower on Olive Street north of downtown.

The company will take more than 74,000 square feet of space in the building, joining PMG Worldwide and Shearman & Sterling as major tenants in the 25-story office high-rise.

The building is a project of Dallas-based Kaizen Development Partners and opened its doors earlier this year.

“We are deeply thankful for the opportunity we were given to earn Houlihan Lokey’s trust,” Nick Summerville, managing partner at Kaizen Development Partners, said in a statement. “The company has a prestigious reputation, and we believe the environment we’ve created at The Link will support them in recruiting and retaining the top talent that makes them a leader in their industry.”

Travis Ewert with Colliers and Jihane Boury of CBRE Group negotiated the lease with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Blake Shipley and Thirty-Four Commercial’s Sarah Kennington and Bryce Jackson.

Based in Los Angeles, Houlihan Lokey is an investment banking and finance firm. The company, which has operations in about three dozen locations worldwide, previously had an office in the Crescent complex in Uptown.

The Link at Uptown is one of two office buildings opening their doors in the area just north of downtown this year.

After slow leasing activity after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for office space in North Texas has soared in recent months with more than 900,000 square feet of net leasing in the first quarter of 2022.

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