Whitley Penn Relocating to Frost Tower Fort Worth

July 18,2018

Press Release by Whitley Penn

Anthracite Realty Partners, LLC (Anthracite Realty) announces that Whitley Penn, distinguished public accounting firm, has leased 45,872 square feet encompassing two full floors in Frost Tower Fort Worth (FTFW), downtown Fort Worth’s newest high-rise. The move to Frost Tower Fort Worth symbolizes Whitley Penn’s continued desire to be a major presence within the Fort Worth market and emphasizes the importance the firm places on quality of life for their employees.

Seth Koschak and Tyler Maner with Stream Realty Partners represented the Landlord, Anthracite Realty, in the transaction. Cannon Camp and Todd Burnette with JLL represented Whitley Penn.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Whitley Penn, another great Texas-based company, to their new home at Frost Tower Fort Worth,” said Laura Bird, President, Anthracite Realty. “It has been exciting to witness Whitley Penn’s success over the past decade. They are well in tune with what it will take to thrive in the workplace of the future. We are honored Whitley Penn has chosen to move their headquarters to FTFW and we look forward to supporting the firm’s fast-paced growth by offering a forward-thinking environment that attracts and retains top talent.”

Frost Tower Fort Worth is downtown’s only Class AA building and the first high-rise constructed in more than 20 years. The 25-story building was designed by Bennett Benner Partners and built by Balfour Beatty Construction. FTFW offers unmatched amenities including 24/7 on-site security, high-speed destination dispatch elevators, ten-foot floor to ceiling windows, open concept floorplans, state of the art technology, and a tenant-only fitness facility.

“Whitley Penn is proud to be moving into a building where we can create a more collaborative space for our team,” said Larry Autrey, Managing Partner, Whitley Penn. “Frost Tower will allow our team the opportunity to work in a great building with access to the restaurants and amenities of downtown, while providing the business community of Fort Worth the convenience of our audit, tax and consulting professionals working in close proximity.”

The central location of the building provides 360-degree views of Fort Worth from every floor and a plethora of walkable amenities. FTFW is also home to an event venue open for private events, meetings, and conferences, as well as Perch, one of downtown’s newest restaurants.

“Whitley Penn’s new office exemplifies their commitment to our region, their clients and their employees,” said Todd Burnette, Market Lead, JLL Fort Worth. “This office solution will allow them to continue elevating the quality of client services and provide their team members a cutting-edge office as they continue to grow. We’re thrilled to play a role in securing their new corporate home.”

The addition of Whitley Penn, slated to occupy their new space in late 2018, brings Frost Tower Fort Worth to 70 percent leased. “Frost Tower Fort Worth is truly an irreplaceable project that offers tenants an experience that cannot be duplicated in our market today. We are excited that Whitley Penn noticed this rare opportunity to be a part of such a unique asset. Expanding the tenant roster to include Whitley Penn only adds to the environment and atmosphere the ownership has always envisioned,” said Tyler Maner, Stream.

About Whitley Penn, LLP

Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms. With a strong base in Texas and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally.  Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One of the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by Inside Public Accounting. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit www.whitleypenn.com.

About Stream Realty Partners

Stream is a commercial real estate firm with locations across the country.  The company’s full-service offerings cover the broad spectrum of leasing, management, development, construction, and investment sales services. In addition, Stream specializes in sourcing acquisition and development opportunities for the firm and its clients. Since its formation in 1996, Stream has grown from its two original partners to a staff of more than 750 real estate professionals nationwide, with regional offices in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, Orange County, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.  Stream currently has more than 161 million square feet of assignments across the nation, completes over $2.9 billion in real estate transactions annually and is considered one of the most active investors and developers in the real estate industry. Visit www.streamrealty.com.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, create rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 83,500 as of March 31, 2018.  JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

Media Contacts

Stephanie Baker
Anthracite Realty Partners, LLC

Kristen Lollar
Whitley Penn

Caroline Lancaster

Harvey Mireles