From ‘dad-bod’ to Katy Trail cool, Dallas firm readies $5M redo for Uptown building

citymark building dallas txBradford Commercial Real Estate Services CEO Kevin Santaularia has been busy this year as he lays out plans to significant upgrade a newly acquired office building on the Katy Trail

In all, Santaularia expects to spend $5 million and add some impressive amenities to the Citymark Office Tower at 3100 McKinnon to win over tenants.

"The bones are solid," Santaularia told the Dallas Business Journal in an exclusive interview. "We are going to work on the dad-bod and restore some of the lost six pack."

On the deck: a new park-like deck terrace overlooking Uptown, a new conference center and an upgraded fitness center.

"This asset is the most overlooked lease opportunity in Uptown," he told me. "Citymark has superior ingress and egress access for those tenants who want the benefit of an Uptown location on the Katy Trail." As part of the upgrades, Bradford plans to re-brand the property from Citymark Office Tower to Citymark on the Katy Trail to highlight the building's direct access to the Katy Trail. Gensler is the architect working with the firm on the renovations to the building, which are currently underway. In February, the Dallas-based brokerage firm acquired the 11-story, 218,926-square-foot office building with a new real estate investment partnership. Bradford Commercial Real Estate moved its Dallas headquarters from North Central Expressway to Uptown after the acquisition. With the move to the building, Citymark is 80 percent leased with Santaularia expecting to reach 90 percent occupancy in the building by the end of the year. Other notable tenants include Balfour Beatty Construction and The Real Estate Council Santaularia said he expects the building to be a good fit for tenants moving around the city with the building's proximity to the Dallas North Tollway and easy access to Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. "This asset is a great fit for Bradford and our investment partners," he said. Click here for the article written in the Dallas Business Journal by
August 7, 2015

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