As the Downtown Dayton market continues to become a key target for local offices, The Walker Building is filling up quickly, as local offices are looking to capitalize on development plans for the area in 2020.
The downtown market is heating up heading into 2020, according to Steve Ireland, Vice President at Apex Commercial Group, who represents several buildings in the region, including The Walker Building, located at 14 W. First St., which has just reached 75 percent occupancy, thanks to the finalization of an additional lease for the space.
“This has been a popular building downtown for professional services firms,” Ireland said. “As we see this downtown renaissance starting to take shape, we see offices looking to stake their claim into the market as these projects are developing.”
Ireland confirmed this month that Thrive Mortgage has signed a lease for 5,800 square feet of office space in the building.
The building is located adjacent to The Barclay Building, which will be transformed next year into a boutique hotel, bringing a new focus to the development in 2020.
Thrive Mortgage, a Georgetown, Texas-based firm, launched into the Dayton market in September, with offices located in Troy and downtown Dayton.
The firm had been occupying temporary space in The Walker Building until its permanent office was outfitted on the second floor.
Thrive joins Admiral Engineering & Surveying and Noir Marketing and Public Relations as tenants in the building. The remaining space in the building, 8,685 sf, remains available for lease.