The retailer uses the 74,158 sf in the 355,869-sf tower for itsaccounts payable center. Greg Biggs, senior vice president andbranch manager of New York City-headquartered Julien J. StudleyInc.'s Dallas office, John Goodman, executive vice president, andJohn Conerty, senior managing director of Studley's Chicago office,represented Sears in the long-term renewal and lease restructuring."The location worked for Sears. We looked at the marketplace anddetermined that the renewal was the best fit for Sears," Biggstells The official statement is that Sears managed to"affect a significant savings over existing terms."

Debbie Boles, leasing agent for Toronto-based asset managerKolter Property Management, handled talks for the building owner,Fulcrum Energy II. The 16-floor tower was built in 1980 andrenovated in 1995. With Sears staying in place, the tower remains85% occupied, says Boles.

In another major metroplex coup, Hillwood has snared thedistrict office of Pitney Bowes Inc., a world leader in integratedmail and document management solutions. The Stamford. CT-based firmhas taken 7,041-sf of office space for its Global Mailing Systemsat Commerce Center 14, located at 2301 Eagle Parkway in Ft. Worth'ssection of the AllianceTexas corridor.

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