The very recent comments below are quite encouraging.
Coming from Ross Perot Jr., Chairman of The Perot Companies as well as Hillwood, who is already a trusted Amazon business partner having built 14,000,000+ sf of commercial space for them over just the last few years ... it all but assures Perot has his finger on Amazon's HQ2 pulse.
Perot's points mimic what I posted in bullet form on 10-24-17 ... I happen to think Ross Perot Jr. is correct in his assessment of Dallas' chances of landing this big fish ... Victory Park Urban Village has Amazon's name all over it!Ross Perot Jr. thinks D-FW is a good choice for Amazon. (David Woo)Developer Ross Perot Jr. likes North Texas' chances to land huge Amazon HQ2
By Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 11-15-17
This week, The Wall Street Journal said that D-FW was its favorite spot for the Amazon deal.
Perot's Hillwood real estate company does a lot of business with Amazon.
"Our Amazon relationship is very strong," he said. "They are a great client — an amazing company. We spent time with them in Seattle."
Maybe that gives Perot some insight to what Amazon's top dogs are thinking.
"I do think they want an urban solution," Perot said. "They want an uptown solution. They are going to want mass transit," he said. "We have wonderful sites that can take care of Amazon."
Perot's Hillwood is pitching its Victory Park property on the northwest edge of downtown Dallas as a potential Amazon headquarters site.
He said the real estate needs for the new Amazon begin small.
"It starts at 500,000 square feet and ramps up to 6 or 7 million square feet," Perot said. "The first years are very doable at a half a million square feet of office."
Perot said soaring costs in West Coast markets are sending major companies, including Amazon, scouting for new locations.
North Texas' huge airport and geographic location would be important for Amazon as it expands around the globe, Perot said.
"What better place to grow around the world than [with] DFW Airport," he said. "A huge airport like DFW to connect to the world with affordability in the middle of the United States"I think we have a great shot at Amazon."