Dirt moving around at 168th Street and West Dodge Road brings to an end the nearly three-year wait for Deeb Realty's Andy Alloway.
Alloway, owner of Deeb, had his eye fixed that long on the 54-acre office park and residential site for his company's new office building. The West Dodge Pointe project recently got the final green light from government officials, and construction has started on the 45,000-square-foot building that will house Deeb Realty.
“There were times, you thought, 'Is this ever going to happen?' ” Alloway said. “But we were very patient. We felt this is the premier spot.”
Various factors, including the Great Recession and road reconfigurations, delayed the start of the project that the developer, White Lotus Group, first envisioned nearly eight years ago.
Alloway expects to move his 300 agents and mortgage, title insurance and relocation sectors into the new space in March 2015. It will feature open, collaborative work areas, video rooms and outdoor patio space to host events or conduct work.
“We think this is going to take our company to the next level in achieving our goals,” Alloway said.
Deeb will fill the first two floors of the building, and the top level will be leased to other firms.
Construction is expected to begin this summer on about 350 luxury apartments at the site, White Lotus' Arun Agarwal said.