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Canadian Group Company Above Security Re-branded as Hitachi Systems Security

Tokyo, Japan and Montreal, Canada — July 10, 2017 — Hitachi Systems, Ltd. (“Hitachi Systems”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that it will change the company name of Above Security Inc. to Hitachi Systems Security Inc. The re-branded Hitachi Systems Security, a global IT Security Service Provider headquartered in Montreal,… Keep Reading »

The Irving Music Factory Will Begin Opening In Phases

Starting Labor Day weekend, colorful sights, delectable smells and rhythmic sounds will permeate The Irving Music Factory at Las Colinas as the highly anticipated, 250,000-square-foot entertainment center begins opening in phases in the Las Colinas business district. Starting with a dynamic lineup of performances at The Pavilion over Labor Day weekend and ramping up through… Keep Reading »

Two Major Irving Office Tenants re-up their Las Colinas Deals

Two big employers in Irving’s Las Colinas development are keeping their flag in the community. Franklin American Mortgage Co. and C-III Asset Management have more than 450 workers in the Towers at Williams Square development near State Highway 114 and O’Connor Boulevard. Franklin American just renewed its more than 58,000-square-foot lease in the 4-building office complex…. Keep Reading »

Verizon Unveils Plans for the Community of the Future

The live-work-play community of the future is becoming a reality. Verizon proudly unveiled its master plans for a mixed-use development in Irving, Texas, which includes the now under-construction 1.2 million-square-foot headquarters of Pioneer Natural Resources. The development, which will feature an additional 1.5 million-square-feet for corporate tenants; a 200-room full-service hotel; 1,200 residential units; 80,000-square-feet for… Keep Reading »

Irving’s William Square nabs commercial real estate tenant in a long-term deal

The four-building, 1.4-million-square-foot trophy office complex in Irving’s Las Colinas Urban Center has landed a major commercial real estate tenant. This is a win for the property, which is set to lose Pioneer Natural Resources — totaling about 600,000 square feet — as a tenant in the next few years. Read more at the Dallas Business… Keep Reading »

Pioneer Natural Resources’ New Irving HQ is Going up Where Las Colinas Got its Start

Last week, Pioneer Natural Resources officers and Irving officials gathered in Las Colinas for the groundbreaking of the exploration and production company’s new headquarters. From the hilltop site you can see the office towers in the Las Colinas Urban Center and planes landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Just yards from where the crowd gathered with… Keep Reading »

New Study: Non-Profit Arts Industry In North Texas Has Tripled Its Economic Impact

How much do the arts affect the economy in North Texas? Turns out, a lot, and it’s jumped up big-time in five years. A new, nationwide study finds that the non-profit cultural sector’s economic impact has tripled. That’s right. Tripled. The study is called Arts & Economic Prosperity, and it’s the largest arts impact study of its… Keep Reading »

Pioneer Natural Resources starts new Headquarters at the heart of Irving’s Las Colinas

Energy firm Pioneer Natural Resources kicked off construction Thursday on its new headquarters, which will span over 1.1 million square feet in Irving. The 10-story office campus will be built where Las Colinas began — on the ranch of the development’s founding Carpenter family. Pioneer’s 35-acre office development is the first phase of a larger $1 billion mixed-use project being built by… Keep Reading »

Irving Celebrates Grand Opening of The Study: Irving’s Innovation Center in the Heritage District

The Study: Irving’s Innovation Center cut the ribbon on its new facility in the former Irving Central Library at 801 W. Irving Blvd. It’s a public-private partnership between the City of Irving and Indigo Group. Additionally, the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and The Study have a unique partnership assisting in the programming, training… Keep Reading »

Pioneer Natural Resources to hold Groundbreaking for its new Irving Headquarters

Developer KDC will break ground for its more than $100 million Irving campus for Pioneer Natural Resources this week. The 10-story office project will be the first phase of the $1 billion Hidden Ridge development in Las Colinas. The Pioneer complex is part of the more than 150-acre mixed-use development located west of State Highway… Keep Reading »