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Dallas’ East Quarter attracts commercial furniture firm Tangram’s regional HQ

The California transplant will make a new high-rise its regional headquarters and showroom.

By Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor

Downtown Dallas’ growing East Quarter district has attracted another tenant.

Started in 2018, the 20-acre redevelopment on the eastern edge of downtown is being developed by Dallas’ Todd Interests. The Dallas real estate firm acquired dozens of old commercial buildings constructed in the 1920s and 1930s and converted them to offices and restaurants.

Todd Interests also built the 20-story 300 S. Pearl tower as part of the redevelopment.

Tangram Interiors — a dealer for Steelcase products and a commercial interiors firm - is taking 12,000 square feet in the new high-rise for its Dallas-Fort Worth office and showroom. The California-based company currently has an operation in a smaller location on Clifford Drive in Dallas.

Tangram plans to move into the new East Quarter regional headquarters later this year. The company in 2021 expanded from California to Texas with the acquisition of Dallas’ BKM Total Office of Texas.

“D-FW represents one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the world,” Tangram president and CEO Joe Lozowksi said in a statement. “We are eager to work with the local commercial real estate and design community to develop amazing workplaces.”

Tangram is the second company to recently make plans for an office in the 300 Pearl tower.

International architecture firm Arcadis plans to locate in the building. Arcadis owns architect firm CallisonRTKL, which has a large office in the landmark Republic Bank Tower on Pacific Avenue in downtown Dallas.

CallisonRTKL is designing the new 17,000-square-foot office at 300 Pearl, according to information supplied to the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.

A California-based construction company — Swinerton Inc. — is also putting its Dallas operations in the East Quarter. The company is leasing offices in the 2200 Main building, which has been redeveloped.

Originally Published on The Dallas Morning News