Piedmont Office Realty Trust to Acquire Galleria Office Towers in North Dallas for $400M

by Kristin Harlow

DALLAS — Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is under contract to acquire Galleria Office Towers in Dallas for $400 million.

Situated at the corner of the Dallas North Tollway and the LBJ Freeway in the Far North Dallas neighborhood, the three office buildings total 1.5 million square feet and were built between 1982 and 1991. The properties are also attached to Galleria Dallas, a shopping destination with over 140 stores and 40 restaurants, as well as the 432-room Westin Galleria Hotel.

The seller, CBRE Global Investors, spent more than $20 million in capital improvements at the properties. Amenities include lounges, conference centers, a fitness center and rooftop terrace.

Piedmont, an Atlanta-based REIT, listed the transaction in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing but did not disclose the property name. However, multiple local media reports identified the acquired asset. The transaction is expected to close this quarter.

JLL marketed the Galleria portfolio for sale. It is nearly 90 percent leased to tenants such as Amazon, Ryan LLC, Ansira Partners, Kimley-Horn and Hospital Corp. of America.

Piedmont owns several office buildings in the Dallas market, including Park Place on Turtle Creek and One Lincoln Park. Other markets the firm targets include Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis, metro New York, Orlando and Washington, D.C. Piedmont’s stock price closed at $24.44 per share Tuesday, Feb. 11, up from $20.47 one year ago.

— Kristin Hiller

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