"The entire redevelopment has been done, except for a252,000-sf, class A office tower," Michael Ogden, managing seniorvice president of Transwestern's Central region, says about the14002 E. 21st St. property. The tower is under negotiation for abuild-to-suit project. Including the tower, about 631,000 sfremains available for lease. Rates in the area range from $13 persf to $18 per sf, full service.

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To date, Coca-Cola Co. has leased 80,000 sf for a call centerand the University of Phoenix Inc. took 40,000 sf for a new campusand student resource center. Also on board is Workforce Oklahoma,which has 22,000 sf. "This is catering mainly to business callcenters," Ogden says. "We're pleased that Eastland selected us tolease the property. We really value that." He says there are largeusers eyeing the space, but declined to provide more details.

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Ogden tells GlobeSt.com that Transwestern brought University ofPhoenix to the location, which was one reason why it was awardedthe leasing assignment. Eastland Partners liked Transwestern'snational reach, he says.

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"Because we didn't have an office in Tulsa, we partnered withTooman Partners," Ogden says. While Tooman Partners LLC of Tulsaprovides local expertise, Transwestern has the national platform topotentially bring in more clients. "We have a lot of clients inDallas that have business or interest in Tulsa," he adds. "Toomanis giving us a good opportunity to get them more solidifiedthere."

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Eastgate Metroplex also will provide a good launch pad for alarger Transwestern presence in Tulsa and the entire state. "Tulsahas around 21 million sf of office space," Ogden says, notingTranswestern also could become involved with some industrialprojects in the area.

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"We're having meetings this week with some high-profile officebuilding owners for potential leasing and managementopportunities," Ogden says. "We've been working closely with theTulsa Economic Development Corporation, the mayor and the chamberof commerce trying to ally ourselves with the growth going on inTulsa."

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