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Dallas

MoneyGram International, Inc. Moves Global Corporate Headquarters to 2828 N. Harwood in the District of Harwood in Dallas


DALLAS – Sept. 23, 2010 – Global real estate developer Harwood International and global real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that a new lease agreement was signed for MoneyGram International, Inc. to relocate its corporate headquarters from St. Louis Park, Minn., to 2828 N. Harwood, located within the district of Harwood in Dallas.
 
“MoneyGram is excited about moving our corporate headquarters to Dallas,” said Steve Piano, executive vice president of human resources and corporate services for MoneyGram. “2828 N. Harwood located within the district of Harwood is a great space that will suit our needs as we grow and evolve our business. The expertise and support provided by Harwood International and Jones Lang LaSalle during the search for our new home in Dallas has been invaluable.”
 
Harwood International signed 45,842 square feet of space with MoneyGram International. Jihane A. Boury, vice president of leasing and development for Harwood International, and David O. Roehm, executive vice president for Harwood International, negotiated the lease. Jeff Staubach, senior vice president, and Brooke Armstrong, vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle, represented MoneyGram International.

“We explored a variety of options around the country for MoneyGram, an attractive tenant because it is a dynamic and growing company,” said Staubach. “A central geography, growing population and a large talent pool were all factors that made Dallas an ideal choice, and 2828 N. Harwood is very well suited for MoneyGram’s new corporate headquarters.”
 
A representative of the city of Dallas commented that they are excited that MoneyGram has chosen the city of Dallas and 2828 N. Harwood for its new global headquarters. They also stated that Dallas will provide MoneyGram excellent access to its global markets and an opportunity to grow its business.
 
MoneyGram International is one of the largest money transfer firms in the world. MoneyGram International helps consumers send money around the world with funds arriving at available agent locations in as little as 10 minutes. Its global network is comprised of over 203,000 agent locations in more than 190 countries and territories. MoneyGram's convenient and reliable network includes retailers, international post offices and financial institutions.
 
“We’re glad to see that many companies are choosing Dallas as their location of choice when relocating their corporate offices,” said Boury. “Many are looking at Dallas and our Harwood properties for offices as well as buying residences nearby such as our development Azure where they can lead a more urban lifestyle. In addition, our district is located near the city’s most notable attractions, including the Arts District and the American Airlines Center.”
 
MoneyGram International will occupy two floors of 2828 N. Harwood. The Class A building is the fourth out of 17 phases planned for the district of Harwood in Dallas developed by Harwood International. They will be joining the exclusive list of Harwood tenants, which includes The Boston Consulting Group, Frost Bank, Harwood International, Jones Day, Rolex, McGuire, Craddock & Strother, and Amegy Bank.
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.6 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.
 
About Harwood International

Founded in 1988 by Swiss-born Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, Harwood International is a global real estate developer and value-add investor with offices and projects in select niche markets in Beverly Hills, Dallas, Sunnyvale’s Gold Coast, Geneva, London’s West End, Paris, and Zurich’s Golden Triangle. The full service real estate company covers every aspect of real estate acquisition, development, construction, and management of both commercial and residential high-rise properties. Harwood International’s operating philosophy for its properties is founded upon sound capital structures, energy conservation, cutting edge technology, beautiful green spaces, long-term ownership and management, and elegant modern design built to last. In addition, each development features museum quality art from the renowned Barbier-Mueller collections, including one of the largest samurai art collections in the world. For more information, see www.harwoodinternational.com
 
The corporate headquarters are located in Harwood, a district of Uptown Dallas’ newest and fastest growing district. Home to such companies as The Boston Consulting Group, Frost Bank, Harwood International, Jones Day, Rolex, McGuire, Craddock & Strother, and Amegy Bank, the six-building development by Harwood International currently showcases more than 1.5 million square feet of premier class office, and 330,000 square feet of exclusive high-rise living, retail space, and garden cafes. The park-like campus features multiple pocket parks and rooftop gardens, cafes, bars, restaurants, an art museum, and lobbies filled with various art collections of museum quality artifacts from around the world. Now a 17-city-block district, Harwood will continue to grow to satisfy the demand of existing and new customers in 17 phases to include over seven million square feet of condominium, office, retail, and residential development. Coming soon are two new phases and more cafes and retail. For a guide to Harwood, see www.harwooddallas.com.