from the Dallas Business Journal (click to read full article)
Richardson was and continues to be a place for large companies to call home in North Texas.
Nicknamed the Telecom Corridor due to having the largest concentration of telecom companies anywhere in the world at one time, Richardson kept the moniker but diversified its corporate tenancy since the dot com bust. Today, a number of notable companies have a presence or headquarters in Richardson. They include State Farm and its 2.1 million-square-foot campus at CityLine, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas with its 1 million-square-foot headquarters and other firms like Fossil, Raytheon and RealPage, just to name a few.
Still, opportunities exist for a large company looking to make a significant relocation or headquarters move to Richardson. As part of the Business Journal's ongoing Relocation Station series, we've identified 11 existing buildings, one proposed project and several land sites in Richardson that could be perfect for a large corporate user. To determine these opportunities, the Business Journal has relied on previous reporting, websites like LoopNet and conversations with local stakeholders.
These opportunities include buildings and projects that could accommodate a square footage requirement of at least 50,000 square feet contiguously. Some users could be looking for less than 50,000 square feet, but we've chosen the number simply as a base. In total, the opportunities we've identified account for about 4 million square feet of existing and future office space. If you don't see a project that you think should be included, it's likely that we've reported on it already or are saving it for a future article.