Greenbrier Companies—one of the premier rail and marine equipment manufacturing and leasing companies in North America—is already expanding its new Product Development and Quality Engineering offices in Colleyville, Texas.
In 2014, Greenbrier leased 5,993 square feet in 99 Main, Suite 200, in the Village at Colleyville (just east of City Hall). Now the company has chosen to lease an additional 4,480 square feet (all of Suite 300), for a total just under 10,000 square feet. Their current employment total stands at 20 (mostly engineers), and they expect to increase their North Texas office by almost 50 percent in the months to come, as they “progressively ramp up the third floor”.
Martin Graham of Greenbrier Companies represented the firm in the lease negotiations; Debra Perryman and LeAnn Brown of Silver Oak Commercial Real Estate represented building owner Austin-based CCI.
Graham pointed out last year that Colleyville was chosen based on its logistical location and office environment.
“The office is located conveniently to DFW which allows easy access to our Mexican facilities and to one of our major customers in Fort Worth,” Graham noted last June. “In addition, we are only 45 minutes to one of our largest repair and retro fit centers.”
Graham also noted in 2014 that “several locations were reviewed, but Colleyville met all of our major objectives”. He added that “it was important not only from a logistical point of view, but also our chosen location needed to provide the appropriate environment and housing availability. Colleyville gave us all of that.”