Architecture Firm Page Extends 34K-SF Lease in Historic Downtown Dallas Building

The energy, amenities, and recruiting benefits in downtown were factors in the global architecture and engineering firm keeping its headquarters at the Mercantile National Bank Building.

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Page, a global architecture and engineering firm, has extended its 34,000-square-foot lease in downtown Dallas.

The firm’s seven-year extension at 1800 Main St. shows it is recommitting to the area, according to a statement. The 31-story Mercantile National Bank Building stands out with its illuminated tower and clock.

The decision for Page to remain in Dallas was attributed, in part, to the energy, amenities, and ability to attract talented employees at its current location, according to a statement.

Page has been located in the Mercantile National Bank Building since 2011. When it originally leased space there, the firm transformed the bank’s former lobby into an open, collaborative, three-story office space.

At the time, the renovation was the largest adaptive reuse undertaking in downtown Dallas in more than a decade, according to a statement.

 “Since moving to Main Street eight years ago, we have seen a tremendous change in the energy in downtown Dallas, with more people living, working, playing and staying Downtown,” Page Senior Principal Mattia Flabiano said in a statement. “It was a positive move in 2011, and our location will continue to be a plus for us for the next decade and beyond.”

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Page has extended its lease at the Mercantile Bank Building. [Photo: Lance Murray]

Page’s transformation of a historic Dallas building

Flabiano noted that the architecture and engineering firm is proud to be a part of the revitalization of the 1943 Mercantile National Bank Building.

“We transformed the former Banking Hall into our office and continue to be inspired by its history and design,” Flabiano said. 

The office’s location helped Flabiano and his team determine that staying at the same place was the best move for the firm and its employees, according to a statement.

“One added benefit of being in a walkable location in Dallas is access to restaurants, coffee shops, a variety of retail stores and other amenities,” Flabiano said. “Our architects, interior designers and engineering folks are walking to lunch together, doing after-work activities together and doing it all in downtown.”

The space has promoted good work conditions, too, according to a statement.

“Collaboration is how we work, and our work environment downtown has fostered and increased that interaction,” Flabiano said.

Cushman & Wakefield brokers Matt Heidelbaugh and Billy Gannon represented Page in the deal.

Heidelbaugh, an executive managing director for Cushman & Wakefield Dallas, said office tenants such as Page are benefitting from being located in downtown.

“Page’s continued commitment to Downtown Dallas illustrates the attractive nature of this location for companies who want to retain and recruit the best talent,” he said in a statement. “The location offers a huge variety of walkable amenities, which is one of the top features today’s office tenants say they want.”

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