The Allen Group, a commercial real estate development company and developers of the Dallas Logistics Hub (DLH), a 6,000-acre multi-modal logistics park in South Dallas County, announced that the Company has relocated its corporate headquarters and entire executive staff to Dallas, Texas from San Diego, CA.
The corporate team has temporarily relocated its corporate operations to downtown Dallas within Chase Tower, where it will share offices with the company’s Texas development division. ‘The move officially took place January 5, 2009.
‘The Dallas Logistics Hub has gained significant national and international recognition as the most sophisticated Inland Port logistics park in North America, and we are very excited to call Dallas our new home,’ said Richard S. Allen, Chief Executive Officer of The Allen Group.’ ‘We have refocused our company’s investments to the DFW region because of the significant opportunities that exist here. ‘Being a nexus of the global supply chain infrastructure and having the business-friendly environment of the State, the local community and the political support for the DLH, the move to Dallas only makes sense.’
“This move underscores The Allen Group’s commitment to creating jobs and fostering business development in South Dallas County, and I am pleased to welcome them to our community,” Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson said.’ “I appreciate The Allen Group’s stewardship of the Dallas Logistics Hub, and I look forward to continuing our positive working relationship.’
‘The Dallas Logistics Hub is the cornerstone of our logistics portfolio,’ said Ken Howell, Chief Financial Officer of The Allen Group. ‘Given the reputation of Dallas as the financial center of the southwest, it was a very logical move for us.’
The key executives relocating to Dallas will include: Richard S. Allen, Chief Executive Officer; Ken Howell, Chief Financial Officer; Jon Cross, Director of Leasing and Marketing and David Hernandez, Director of Construction Services.
Both Cross and Hernandez will take on additional responsibilities as part of the transition.’ Cross will manage leasing activities for the Dallas Logistics Hub, along with his ongoing national marketing responsibilities. Hernandez will be responsible for managing the vertical and infrastructure construction activities at the Dallas Logistics Hub.
These four executives will be joining the long standing existing Dallas Logistics Hub team, which includes: Daniel J. McAuliffe, Division President, Jason Elms, Director of Engineering; Leslie Jutzi, Director of Government Affairs and Susan Villanueva Executive Assistant and Marketing Administrator.