2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
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Independent Financial HQ Phase II Tops Out in McKinney
KDC and Independent Financial recently topped out Phase II of the Independent Financial headquarters in McKinney. Located adjacent to the current Independent Financial headquarters, developed by KDC in 2019 in McKinney Corporate Center Craig Ranch, the six-story 198,000-square-foot building will enable the organization to consolidate its banking operations teams while also supporting future growth opportunities.
“Following the successful Phase I completion in 2019, KDC and Independent Financial were looking ahead to Phase II as part of the long-term growth strategy for the company,” said Toby Grove, KDC president. “Independent Financial will cement its trajectory as one of North Texas’ fastest growing financial firms after doubling its presence at McKinney Corporate Center Craig Ranch.”
Phase II will provide access to walking trails leading to the HUB 121 mixed-use development. Construction kicked off in early 2021 with the building slated for completion in 2022.
Rogers O’Brien is serving as the project’s general contractor, with Smith Group and Corgan as the architects.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.