Piedmont buys Galleria Office Towers in Dallas for $400m

Piedmont acquires Galleria Office Towers in Dallas for $400m
Galleria Office Towers in Dallas Photo:Courtesy of Piedmont Office Realty Trust

Piedmont Office Realty Trust has acquired Galleria Office Towers, three Class-A office towers totalling 1.4 million square feet in Dallas, Texas for approximately $400 million.

The Galleria is a 3.7 million square foot master-planned, mixed-use development with unmatched connectivity to the DFW Metroplex.  The Galleria Office Towers are seamlessly integrated through air-conditioned skybridges into the mixed-use amenity base, including the Galleria Dallas retail destination, encompassing over 30 dining options and 1.5 million square feet of shopping, along with the 448-room Westin Galleria Hotel, creating a vibrant and highly amenitized destination. 

The office towers are each 24 to 26 stories, range in size between 434,000 and 531,000 square feet, and are 90-100% leased to a roster of high-quality, diverse tenants including Amazon, Ryan LLC, Ansira Partners, Kimley-Horn, and Hospital Corp. of America, among many others.

“The Galleria Office Towers are an excellent strategic fit for our portfolio.  They offer immediate scale in one of the most dynamic submarkets in Dallas, while allowing us to expand our current space offerings and capture additional synergies with our existing 2.1 million square foot Dallas portfolio. Like our recent Atlanta acquisitions, this transaction again exemplifies our strategy of aggregating high-quality, amenitized assets in dense, walkable environments which give us the ability to create unique community-building experiences for our tenants.  Further, we plan to couple this acquisition with the disposition of one of our larger, mature, non-core assets, 1901 Market Street in Philadelphia, again demonstrating our ability to redeploy sales proceeds accretively into our targeted markets,” said C. Brent Smith, Piedmont’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Last year in August, Piedmont had purchased two Galleria office towers, Galleria 400 and Galleria 600, totaling approximately 860,000 square feet, in Atlanta.