The Dallas-based owner, an affiliate of Fairways Group Ltd., hadthe project in the hands of JLL senior vice presidents Jeff Eckertand James Esquivel when they were at Trammell Crow Co. and followedthem to CB Richard Ellis. The team has carried the 61,393-sf firstphase at 6136 Main St. to 98.7% occupancy and is deep innegotiations with several tenants for the 50,000-sf second phase at6175 Main St., according to J. Dale Ray, JLL's managing directorand regional leasing director in Dallas.

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"Activity's been brisk," Ray says. "We're very encouraged bywhat we see for the near term." Frisco Square's second officebuilding delivers in September. The quoted rate is $24.50 per sfplus electric.

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Ray tells GlobeSt.com that the second building will open doorswith Uptown's Mattito's as an anchor tenant in 6,750 sf of the15,000 sf of street-level retail space. The deal was corralled byDallas-based Retail Connection, which holds the assignment forFrisco Square's 500,000-sf retail component.

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"We are fortunate to have landed Mattito's as a lead retailtenant," Ray says. "We hope to have a lead office tenant in 60days."

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The FairwaysGroup bought Frisco Square in early 2005 about five yearsafter Five Star Development Co. of Dallas broke ground on the firstwave of development. The project includes 1,400 apartments, cityhall, library and heritage center, positioned across the streetfrom Pizza Hut Park.

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