City Center Fort Worth comprises two high-rise buildings, Bank of America Tower and the Wells Fargo Tower.
The signing of five — BNY Mellon; Brown PC; Daniel, Moore, Evans, Biggs, Decker, and Smid; Alston & Bird LLP; and Truist Bank/CRC Group — is a hopeful signal for renewed interest in Class A office space following the COVID-19 pandemic, according to City Center.
“Throughout 2020, we actively promoted the premier Class A office space in downtown Fort Worth, which resulted in increased prospect activity,” Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of City Center Management, said in a statement. “Downtown Fort Worth continues to be a strong market, and City Center has the two most iconic towers in the heart of the city. Our world-class buildings, flexible spaces, and amenities make the Wells Fargo and Bank of America Towers prime locations for businesses. We are once again seeing a strengthening interest in Class A office space in downtown Fort Worth, which is contributing to a quicker recovery.”
Among the first to move in was BNY Mellon (Bank of New York Mellon Corporation), an American investment banking services holding company headquartered in New York City. The company opened a 6,270-square-foot Fort Worth office last month in the Wells Fargo Tower. BNY Mellon was formed from the merger of The Bank of New York and the Mellon Financial Corporation in 2007.
The law office of Brown PC also moved into the Wells Fargo Tower in September, taking up 2,650 square feet. The boutique law firm represents clients in complex, tax, and white-collar defense litigation.
Another law firm — Daniel, Moore, Evans, Biggs, Decker, and Smid — is expected to move into more than 4,300 square feet of space in the Bank of America Tower by the end of November. The Fort Worth-based group specializes in criminal defense.
A third law firm, Alston & Bird LLP, has plans to take up 5,700 square feet in the Bank of America Tower. Scheduled to move in January, this will be the Fort Worth office of the international law firm, which has more than 800 lawyers in 13 offices throughout the U.S., Europe, U.K., and Asia.
The fifth company is a leading North American wholesale specialty insurance distributor, Truist Bank/CRC Group. The group's Fort Worth office is expected to move in January, occupying 5,868 square feet in the Bank of America Tower. Truist Bank/CRC Group has more than $23.5 billion in annual written premiums, 4,300 employees, offices across the U.S. and Canada, and more than 90 years of delivering insurance solutions.
David Walters of CBRE represented Alston & Bird LLP and Truist Bank/CRC Group, while Jack Huff of Transwestern represented Daniel, Moore, Evans, Biggs, Decker, and Smid. Robert Gamblin of City Center Management represented the landlord in each of the new leases.
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