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Law Firm Signs Lease for Nearly 70,000 SF at Plaza of the Americas

November 09, 2020

Dallas – Transwestern announces that Thompson Coe, a nationally recognized law firm, has renewed its 69,130 square foot office lease at Plaza of the Americas at 700 N. Pearl Street in downtown Dallas. Thompson Coe has occupied floors 23-25 since 2002. Transwestern’s Kim Brooks, Justin Miller, Paul Wittorf, Laney Underwood and Ford Childress represented the building owners.

Thompson Coe made the decision to sign the multi-year lease extension because of the central location, the ability to modernize their space and the high concentration of amenities within the building.  

“We wanted to identify the best location for our business to thrive” said Shawn Phelan, Chair of the Firm’s Management Committee, “after reviewing our options, it was clear that staying in the Plaza of the Americas would allow us to both meet the needs of our clients and help us create a space that would attract and retain top talent.”

Thompson Coe is recognized for its civil litigation capabilities, expertise in insurance law and diverse group of attorneys. Founded in Dallas in 1951, the firm has expanded to five offices across Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota. Their Dallas office serves as their largest location nationally.

Steps away from the DART Pearl Street Station in the Dallas Arts District, Plaza of the Americas is a premier mixed-use development containing two 25-story office towers. The recently refurbished Marriott City Centre, numerous retail and restaurant options, and an indoor urban garden are all connected by a 13-story glass atrium, bringing every amenity today’s occupants desire within footsteps.

M-M Properties, in partnership with Invesco Real Estate, a global real estate investment manager, owns the buildings.

“We know there are a lot of options in the market and are happy that after evaluating the options, Thompson Coe recognized the value in remaining at Plaza of the Americas. We greatly appreciate Thompson Coe’s continued interest and confidence in this location,” said Joel McCarty, Principal with M-M Properties.

Harlan Davis, Phil Puckett and Jeff Ellerman with CBRE in Dallas represented Thompson Coe in lease negotiations.

About M-M Properties, Inc

M-M Properties, Inc. is a privately held real estate firm with extensive experience developing, owning and operating distinguished assets in major markets across the United States. The company or its principals have engaged in real estate investment activities on behalf of investors, partners or for its own account across a portfolio of assets that has included 38 million square feet of office projects and 18,000 multifamily units with a cumulative transaction volume in excess of $10 billion.  M-M Properties’ current assets under management total over $1.25 billion owned in separate joint ventures with several investment partners and includes 5 million square feet of office properties that are self-managed. For further information, please visit

About Invesco Real Estate

Invesco Real Estate is a global leader in the real estate investment management business with $79.8 billion in real estate assets under management, 571 employees and 21 regional offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia (as of June 30, 2020). Invesco Real Estate has been actively investing in core, value-add and opportunistic real estate strategies since 1992. Invesco Real Estate is a business name of Invesco Advisers, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Invesco Ltd. Invesco Ltd. is an independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. NYSE: IVZ;

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at


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