WHR Group helps companies relocate their employees to new opportunities all over the world. With an over 20-year history of offering innovative solutions for clients and concrete results for their top talent, we look to the future, helping every transferring employee feel at home in their new location—not just relocated. That’s why our corporate vision is “Advancing Lives Forward.” so no one feels left behind.
Toyota is relocating its US operations to Plano, TX. And it won’t be a symbolic ‘all ranch and no cattle’ gesture – the Japanese automaker, whose headquarters have been in California since 1957, has decided to base nearly all of its operations in the Lone Star State, including much of its engineering, finance and sales and marketing teams.
Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance plans to have 5,000 employees working on a new campus in Plano by the end of 2017. “It’s all part of our strategy to attract and obtain top talent,” Liberty Mutual vice president John Cusolito said. “We already have a strong and significant presence in Texas and are impressed with the workforce in the state.”
State Farm, one of the country’s largest insurance companies, is betting big on transit in three cities by building or expanding regional hubs on sites with good access to public transportation, reflecting a clear strategy to attract and retain talent who increasingly want to live and work in locations connected by transit. North of Dallas in Richardson, TX, State Farm is building a new hub from scratch on the main north-south light rail line that will anchor an enormous new mixed-use development. This site, with room to expand further, is so close to the light rail stop that the executives could probably hit golf balls off the roof of the new buildings and hit the tracks. And at over 2 million square feet of office space, the Dallas Business Journal called it “the largest lease in North Texas history.”
FedEx Office and Print Services, the Dallas-based company that runs print shops across the country, is moving its corporate headquarters to Plano. The move will consolidate up to 1,224 workers who office at the Galleria in Dallas and in a separate office in Plano. The company will occupy office space near the intersection of Legacy Drive and Headquarters Drive on the west side of the city. The building in Plano is designed to help the headquarters employees, support customers and employees in the field. It has a mock store, lab space to test equipment used in production and the field, as well as a cafeteria, gym, huddle centers, a call center and national dispatch center and training spaces designed specifically for FedEx Office’s needs. “It’s all about bringing our team members together under the same roof. There’s lots of opportunity to consolidate and lots of opportunity to create an environment that is conducive to what we do to support our team members and customers.
JPMorgan Chase has decided to move 6,000 workers to a new office campus near the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121. It is expected that the first employees will start moving to the new campus in the second half of 2017. Total move-in will last through 2018 and 2019. Over time, there is expected to be 6,000 employees working at the new campus. The new campus will make it easier for employees to collaborate in providing outstanding service and solutions to customers and clients around the world. It will also reduce the company’s real estate operating costs in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, savings that will be reinvested in strategic campuses to provide the facilities, work environment and accommodations the employees need and deserve.
China-based Hisun Motors Corp., which makes utility-terrain vehicles and all-terrain vehicles, is opening its new North American headquarters in McKinney, where it will ultimately employ 80 new corporate workers. The new Hisun USA facility totals 163,502 square feet at 310 E. University Drive. Company officials say it will bring 80 new jobs to McKinney within the next three years.
The Dallas Cowboys are moving their headquarters from suburban Irving to suburban Frisco after winning overwhelming approval for a $115 million development that includes an indoor stadium for practice and use by area prep teams. The multi-use sports facilities, which will be shared with Frisco Independent School District’s sports teams, are expected to open in 2016.
Fannie Mae lands at Plano’s Granite Park. The Federal National Mortgage Association, better known as Fannie Mae, has picked a location in Plano to house a regional multi-office consolidation that reflects the shift in a mortgage industry that is grappling with fewer mortgage delinquencies. Instead of three locations in the North Dallas corridor totaling about 450,000 square feet, Fannie Mae plans to occupy a single, 300,000-square-foot regional office in the Granite Park multitenant office park in Plano at the southeast Dallas North Tollway and Sam Rayburn Tollway. “We will be consolidating to reduce the cost of space in Dallas, while being in one place that allows us to work more efficiently and effectively together,” Fannie Mae spokesman Andrew Wilson told the Dallas Business Journal on Tuesday. “This will allow our teams to work better together, which is important because Dallas is a pretty significant hub for the mortgage industry,” Wilson added. “This will be an important location for us.” Dallas television station WFAA/Channel 8 first reported the announcement about the conclusion of Fannie Mae’s real estate search Tuesday night. Washington, D.C.-based Fannie Mae has been searching for real estate for more than six months for a new operations center for fewer than 2,000 North Texas employees. Randy Cooper and Craig Wilson of the newly-merged Cushman & Wakefield are helping Fannie Mae with its real estate search. Greg Fuller of Plano-based Granite Properties said he couldn’t comment about the deal. Fannie Mae’s three leases in North Texas are set to expire in the next several years. Wilson said the three locations won’t consolidate into the one office site until early 2018. “Our teams we have here are a very important part of our work in the area of mortgage servicing,” he said. “They are working with borrowers that are struggling and this is really important work that we are excited to be able to have in one place and reduce our overall footprint.” Granite Properties has been expanding its Plano office campus for the past year. It includes a new Hilton-flagged hotel and a boardwalk-style restaurant development.
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