Plano software firm to double its headquarters

Plano-based Alkami Technology has expanded by two additional floors within Plano's Granite Park to help support the fast-growing technology company.

The provider of online and mobile banking solutions for U.S. financial firms has leased an additional two floors totaling about 55,000 square feet of additional office space, taking its total footprint at 5601 Granite Parkway in Plano's Granite Park to about 90,000 square feet.

As part of the expansion, Alkami Technology renewed its previous square footage in the building. In the next few years, the software firm plans to "significantly expand its employee count," from its existing corporate workforce of about 275 employees.

"It is exciting to continue to express ourselves as one of the most innovative and collaborative work cultures through an increased investment in an expanding work environment," said CEO Mike Hansen, in a statement.

"It is thrilling to seize the opportunity to do that in a location that we have called home for more than four years," he added. "As one of the fastest growing software companies in the U.S. delivering digital and mobile banking solutions to our clients, we have grown more than eight-fold since first planting our roots in Granite Park."

A CBRE project management team will oversee the construction of the two new floors, a project slated for completion in early 2018. Gensler is the project architect.

The office environment will help attract and retain top tech talent, said Clay Vaughn, a senior vice president in CBRE's Dallas office.

"We were very pleased that we were able to find the perfect solution for them, especially in this tight market," he added.

CBRE Vice Chairman Jeff Ellerman said the deal was a win-win for all parties because Alkami was able to secure the space they need to grow in their existing building.

Ellerman, Vaughn and Preston Lynn of CBRE's Dallas office represented Alkami in the deal. Robert Jimenez, Aarica Mims and Avery Bush of Plano-based Granite Properties represented the landlord.

Scott Eldredge and Kris Hopson of CBRE's project management team will oversee the construction of the new office space.

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