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Although specific construction costs were not available, landcosts in the submarket range from $4 per sf to $5 per sf. Thebuyer's broker, Andrew W. Sowell with Boyd Commercial LLC, says theland at Tanner and Windfern roads provided the best layout forHeadworks as well as the best location for the company. Hepartnered with Boyd Commercial president J. Michael Boyd on behalfof the buyer.

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Sowell says Headwinds wanted to move to the northwest submarketbecause its customer and employee base are there. The 5.1-acresite, bought from MTZ & Gupta Investments of Houston, also fitinto Headworks' plan for a LEED-certified building because theacreage boasts many old oak trees, some more than 100 yearsold.

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Houston-based Kirksey Architecture is designing the building."They're going to incorporate all of those beautiful oak trees intotheir sustainability efforts," Sowell says. "This worked outperfectly for them as those trees will fit well into their imageand line of work." Construction will begin later in 2008 and wrapup in late 2009.

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Headworks will be relocating from a 7,000-sf office at 800 N.Wilcrest Dr. in the west submarket. Also, Sowell tells GlobeSt.comthat Headworks out-sources its manufacturing, but plans to bring itin-house when the new building is done.

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