Finish-out work is under way on all four offices in thenine-story building at 8222 Douglas Ave. "There's a lot of dustflying," says Benjamin Hautt, senior associate for Stream RealtyPartners LP in Dallas. He and associate Brandon Slay representedthe building owner, a Houston-based limited liability company.

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Hautt and Slay have nudged occupancy 15% in the past six months,getting the assignment shortly after the building was bought fromSkyrise Properties LLC of Dallas. "Ben and my goal was to get allfour of these closed--and it happened in one week," Slay tellsGlobeSt.com.

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Inking the largest deal was Matrix Alliance Recovery Systems,which renewed and expanded to 6,205 sf for five more years. Thecompany added 3,070 sf, redid its lease three years early and tookthe balance of the third floor. Matt Perry of Miller-LaughlinCommercial in Dallas was the tenant rep.

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To get Matrix's expansion space, Remington Partners agreed toshift its office to the fifth floor, signing a 1,630-sf lease. The3.5-year pact added roughly 40 sf to the bottom line. The move ispenciled for Feb. 1. Remington's broker was Ward Richmond withCushman & Wakefield of Texas Inc. in Dallas.

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Park Cities Pediatrics & Ophthalmology will move in March 1to 5,338 sf on the fourth floor, pushing it too to 100% full.Represented by Evan Reynolds of the Reynolds Co. in Dallas, thedoctors signed an 89-month lease for the new office.

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Dr. Linda Crawford, an orthodontist, leased 3,587 sf on thesixth story, filling yet another floor. Also planning a March 1move-in, the doctor inked a 10-year lease. Doug Carignan withDallas-based Staubach Co. was her broker. She is relocating from8215 Westchester Dr.

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One Preston Centre is a 50-50 mix of medical and professionaloffice tenants. The quoted rate is $27 per sf for office and $32per sf for medical space.

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The brokers say the 32-tenant building has just 5% of its rosterrolling this year, a clear signal that it's rebounded and nearingits late 2002 occupancy level of 94.7%. "And, we've started workingon those already," Hautt says. "The stars have aligned."

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