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Colliers and Solender/Hall, Inc. Phil Rosenfeld of Colliers International, Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall Inc., Heather Lourcey, Head of School of The Westwood School, Matt Thompson of Colliers International

Colliers International and Solender/Hall, Inc. helped The Westwood School secure an approximately 75,000-square-foot building at 12400 Ford Road in Farmers Branch, a location that will consolidate the two campuses into one. Phil Rosenfeld and Matt Thompson of Colliers International collaborated with their Colliers Dallas colleagues, Allen Gump and Allyson Gump, recently to represent the Landlord of 12400 Ford Road in a new lease. Eliza Solender and Gary Scott of Solender/Hall Inc. represented The Westwood School in this transaction.


The Westwood School will occupy 75,709-square-foot building on approximately seven acres in the Valwood Industrial submarket. The building consists of 22,700 square feet of office space and 53,000 square feet of warehouse or manufacturing space, which will be converted to school facilities and administrative offices. The property was rezoned from textiles and printing to accommodate the renowned private school. The school currently operates on two campuses in Farmers Branch.


“12400 Ford Road is not located in a typical industrial submarket due to the fact that it is in close proximity to Dallas Christian College, Farmers Branch community facilities, and several office buildings,” said Phil Rosenfeld, Vice President of Colliers International. “We originally expected a printing company to occupy this space due to the zoning, but the location and space flexibility provided an ideal opportunity for The Westwood School.”


The Westwood School is a Montessori-International Baccalaureate school serving preschool through high school. The Westwood School’s main campus is currently located at 14340 Proton Road in Dallas. More information can be found on The Westwood School’s website at


“The Westwood School is delighted to be staying in Farmers Branch in such a beautiful setting and convenient location,” said Eliza Solender, President of Solender/Hall, Inc.


Heather Lourcey, Head of School of The Westwood School, said, “We have secured the new property and are in the fundraising stage for renovations and repurposing. With community support, we aim to complete this project in 2015.”


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About Solender/Hall:

Since 1991, Solender/Hall has been specializing in the representation of small and medium sized companies and nonprofit organizations in the North Texas area. Find out more at or by calling 214.265.8200.

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