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Agency Leasing Team Inks 145,000 SF of Leases from November 2019 to Present

February 26, 2020

DaLLAS – Champion Partners and Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) today announced they have secured three leases totaling 145,000 square feet at The APEX, a 186,245-square-foot, Class A office building at 3033 W. President George Bush in Plano, Texas. Transwestern Senior Vice President Nathan Durham and Managing Director Duane Henley provided office leasing services on behalf of the building owner, Champion Partners.

Paragon Healthcare is the largest of these new tenants, leasing nearly 70,000 square feet in December. Brad Struck and Roy Reis at ESRP represented Paragon. This past week, Australian technology firm Appen Inc. leased more than 50,000 square feet, represented by Clay Vaughn and Preston Lynn at CBRE. Additionally, a major Samsung division leased nearly 25,000 square feet in November, represented by Scott Hobbs and his team at Cushman & Wakefield.

“Leasing momentum really picked up after we completed extensive renovations last summer, including a tenant lounge, outdoor patio, fitness center, conference center and café,” said Steve Modory of Champion Partners. “Nathan and Duane at Transwestern did a great job in getting these three significant leases over the goal line.”

The APEX is a LEED Gold certified building offering a premier location in North Dallas that provides businesses access to a highly skilled and educated labor pool. Approximately 30 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Plano has attracted some of the world’s largest corporations. With these leases in place, the APEX still offers between 5,000 square feet and 30,000 square feet of available space to prospective tenants, which can be viewed at


Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service and innovative client solutions. Applying a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets and Research, our fully integrated global organization adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insight and operational expertise from across the Transwestern enterprise, which includes firms specializing in development and real estate investment management. TCS has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients from more than 200 offices in 37 countries through strategic alliances with France-based BNP Paribas Real Estate and Canada-based Devencore. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.


Champion Partners is a privately-owned, entrepreneurial commercial real estate investment and development firm with a focused opportunistic and value-creation strategy, primarily within the office, industrial and land sectors. Champion is owned and managed by Steve Modory and Jeff Swope, who originally founded Champion in 1991.  They have over 70 years of combined real estate investment and development experience, coupled with significant industry and community leadership and involvement. Since its inception, Champion has developed an excellent reputation in the commercial real estate industry for being able to implement successful investment strategies. The firm has consistently demonstrated its ability to adapt investment strategies to monetize asset values and exit/sell as certain cycles and trends mature, while simultaneously shifting into new and emerging opportunities. Champion’s transaction history and expertise covers an asset base that includes 81 commercial real estate investments and developments having an aggregate value in excess of $2.65 billion.

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