2 Arizona CRE Companies Open $17M HQ in the Dallas Design District

Since 2020, Creation and LGE Design Build have charted aggressive growth in Texas. The two Arizona companies currently have more than $280 million in shared commercial real estate projects under construction totaling 1,854,718 square feet in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, and another $503 million is in the pipeline across the state—with more to come.

The Dallas Design District is the new home of the $17 million joint Dallas headquarters of Creation, one of the nation’s fastest-growing real estate development and alternative investment firms, and LGE Design Build, a premier design-build construction firm.

The two Arizona companies’ announcement comes as they surpass the $1 billion mark in their shared Texas commercial real estate portfolio.

“As we open our new Dallas headquarters, we’re excited to have a space that reflects the style and quality we strive for every day,” David Sellers, co-founder of Creation and CEO of LGE Design Build, said in a statement. “It’s not just a building, but an opportunity to create an environment that fosters innovation and collaboration among our teams in Texas and Arizona. Our new headquarters will serve as an incubator for real estate and construction idea creation, and a valuable tool for our team and the development community to utilize.”

The new Dallas HQ is at 1280 E. Levee St., less than 10 minutes from popular downtown Dallas restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues, and less than five minutes from Uptown.

A home base for aggressive Texas growth

The new joint headquarters even includes a speakeasy. [Photo: Creation and LGE Design Build]

Since 2020, the affiliated companies from Arizona have charted aggressive growth in Texas. They currently have more than $280 million in shared commercial real estate projects under construction totaling 1,854,718 square feet in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, and another $503 million is in the pipeline across the state—with more to come.

Creation also owns assets in the Dallas-Fort Worth market that are leased to triple net lease retail tenants but slated for mixed-use developments with development values topping $450 million.

Additionally, LGE is the general contractor for projects with other developers totaling $77 million and 965,000 square feet, with another $100 million in the pipeline.

The companies’ new 32,000-square-foot Dallas office recently underwent a massive redevelopment led by Creation, the developer, and executed by LGE, the architect and general contractor.

Creation and LGE occupy roughly 20,000 square feet of the building and will lease the additional 12,000 square feet for boutique office, showroom, or hybrid uses, the companies said.

HQ interior features warm industrial vibes

The HQ’s interior features war industrial vibes. [Photo: Creation and LGE Design Build]

The office’s interior gives off warm industrial vibes that meet a mixture of midcentury modern elements to create a comfortable, elevated environment for close to 40 employees, the companies said.

Amenities include an open floor plan with numerous collaboration spaces and quiet phone pods; custom art that weaves Creation and LGE’s heritage throughout the entire space; a large break room fully stocked with snacks and cold-brew coffee on tap; a speakeasy; a 24-hour, 1,700-square-foot fitness center; multi-stall restrooms with showers; an interior library; three conference rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a variety of interior accents such as ground concrete, specialty lighting, and custom steel planting.

The companies said that DFW artist Haylee Ryan was commissioned to create a series of custom murals on the building’s brick façade inspired by both companies’ passion for creating meaningful spaces. The murals feature nostalgic photos of well-known architects and their work, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Lina Bo Bardi, and Jørn Utzon.

Common connections and goals

Sellers is the common figurehead between the two Arizona-based affiliated companies. He founded Creation with Bob Agahi in 2018.

The company’s portfolio includes $4.95 billion of ground-up developments in major growth corridors of Arizona, Texas, California, Colorado, Tennessee, New York, and New Jersey.

This year, Creation says it expects further growth with nearly $1.5 billion in mixed-use office, retail and multi-family projects in the pipeline.

Sellers is also the CEO of LGE, which has been a leader in the design-build commercial construction market for nearly 30 years.

Over the past five years, LGE has experienced impressive growth with a revenue increase of more than 390%. It also has established a commanding presence as the only large-scale, design-build firm in Arizona and one of only a few in Texas.

Plans to expand into California and Colorado

In the year ahead, LGE has plans to expand its portfolio into California and Colorado, as well as expand into the multifamily sector. This will add to its already diverse set of product offerings that includes industrial, office, retail/restaurant, mixed-use, educational, adaptive reuse and medical.

“Texas has quickly become our No. 1 priority market for expansion,” Michael Stafford, president of LGE Design Build, said in a statement. “Since our entry into Texas with a single project in 2020, we have seen tremendous success and grown a robust construction pipeline. Our team is highly focused on identifying new opportunities to continue this upward trajectory, and we are committed to making Texas a key pillar of our overall growth strategy. We are excited about the potential that Texas holds, and we look forward to further contributing to the state’s economic development.”

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