Highland Resources Secures Space for Two New Office Tenants at Lamar Central

Highland Resources Inc. secured 14,233 square feet of space at its Lamar Central development for AcademicWorks and Architectural Engineers Collaborative.

By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor

Corner of Lamar and 38th
Corner of Lamar and 38th, Austin, Texas

Austin, TexasLeasing activity at Highland Resources’ Lamar Central is ongoing. Recently, AcademicWorks and Architectural Engineers Collaborative (AEC) have secured 14,233 square feet of office space at the recently completed Class A development.

“We’re always thrilled to have great local companies in the mix at Lamar Central, and AcademicWorks and AEC are no exception,” said David Bodenman, Highland Resources vice president. “We’ve received such a strong response to the building’s location and amenities from employers. I hope AcademicWorks and AEC will really enjoy everything Lamar Central has to offer.”

AcademicWorks will be relocating its 40 employees late this summer from Shoal Creek Boulevard into 10,288 square feet on the building’s third floor. The lease term is five years.

“Lamar Central’s prime location is within walking distance of numerous restaurants and Central Market,” said Joe Price, president & general counsel of Academic Works. “Highland has built an incredibly attractive building that includes great parking, an outdoor courtyard and retail on the ground floor.”

“The office space at Lamar Central is a great fit for AcademicWorks as the company continues to grow,” said AcademicWorks leasing representative Andrew Creixell of CSA Realty Group. “It’s ideally located and offers a ton of area attractions to employees.”

AEC signed an eight-year lease for 3,945 square feet also on the third floor. Move-in is scheduled for May 2016. The firm has 17 employees and provides structural engineering for commercial and public buildings.

“Lamar Central is a modern, sophisticated building centrally located in Austin,” said Chuck Naeve, P.E. & principal at AEC. “The building and the location offer a creative energy that our team finds inspiring. Highland’s management team provides exceptional service and we look forward to a long, collaborative relationship.”

“Lamar Central is an impressive structure with high-end design and practical features that accommodate AEC’s team, like an open-aired courtyard, dining options and changing rooms for active commuters,” added Tim Jarvis of BBD Commercial and AEC leasing representative.