The Allen Group to move corporate headquarters to Dallas


A major player at the Dallas Inland Port is poised to make a major announcement on Tuesday. The Allen Group -a commercial real estate development company and developers of the Dallas Logistics Hub in Southern Dallas- will relocated its corporate headquarters and entire executive staff to Dallas from San Diego, Calif.

The Allen Group’s corporate team has set up temporary residence in downtown Dallas within Chase Tower. There, the corporate operation will share offices with the company’s Texas development division. The move was officially effective Monday morning.

“This move underscores The Allen Group’s commitment to creating jobs and fostering business development in South Dallas County,” said Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. “I am pleased to welcome them to our community.”

I welcome the Allen Group to Dallas as well. Over the last two years that I have interacted with them I’ve had nothing but positive experiences.

The Allen Group, and their CEO Richard Allen, saw the potential in the Dallas Logistical Hub (DLH) and instead of talking about it, then went about bringing buildings out of the ground. There’s been enough talk about development, its high time that we actually see it.

The Dallas Logistics hub is a 6,000 acre multi-modal logistics park in Southern Dallas County. The Dallas Inland Port is a 70,000 acre endeavor, but the project is projected to impact over 234,000-acres.

If you drive in this portion of Southern Dallas these days it doesn’t look the same as it did three years ago. That’s the type of “economic development” we often hear people speak of wanting in this part of town. Lancaster, Wilmer, Hutchins, and Southern Dallas are on the move as a result of the DLH. They didn’t just purchase the land and hold it (which happens a lot in this city).

I’m sure that the failed vote by the county commissioners -who were trying to institute a comprehensive study a.k.a. Master Plan for the area- made the move a lot easier. After the 3-2 vote the City of Dallas and Mayor Tom Leppert dropped their support of the study and the money they had set aside for it.

“The Dallas Logistics Hub has gained significant national and international recognition as the most sophisticated Inland Port logistics park in North America, ” said Mr. Allen. “We are very excited to call Dallas our new home.”

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