International Building Products Firm Heads North of Fort Worth with New Hub


An international building products firm has snapped up a huge block of industrial space north of Fort Worth.

Schluter Systems will put a 500,000-square-foot distribution hub in the AllianceTexas project. The new shipping center will service the central and southeastern U.S. with the company's tile and stonework products.

Schluter Systems' new hub is in the Alliance Northport 1 building on Interstate 35W near State Highway 114 in Northlake. The company leased all of the new project and plans to open its facility in the first quarter of 2020.

About 300 people - mostly new hires - will work in the North Fort Worth location.

Tom Pearson and Chris Teesdale of Colliers International negotiated the lease with Hillwood.

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Chris Teesdale

Executive Vice President


Chris G. Teesdale, SIOR, is an executive vice president and is on the steering committee for Colliers Logistics and Transportation. He is a member of the Supply Chain Real Estate Advisors Team with Tom Pearson, SIOR in the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Colliers International. He is one of North Texas’s most accomplished industrial real estate specialists with more than 30 years’ experience in every area of industrial real estate.

Chris specializes in the representation of users for industrial properties, including lease and sale negotiations, strategic planning, finance, development, logistics and multi-modal services. His extensive experience enables him to forecast and anticipate industry trends for his clients.

Chris moved his practice to Colliers in July 2005. He began his industrial real estate career in 1978 by joining Swearingen Realty Group, L.L.C., where he represented major corporations in the acquisition and disposition of their industrial real estate. Prior to working in commercial real estate, Chris had a successful sales career with 3M Company in Dallas.

He has authored numerous articles and frequently speaks to professional organizations about the industrial real estate market.



  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Real Estate (NTCAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Texas Association of Realtors (TAR)


  • Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, past Presidents Leadership Council
  • Real Estate Advisory Board, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas 
  • Hope Cottage, past Board of Directors
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Tom Pearson

Executive Vice President


Tom Pearson is an executive vice president in the industrial division and a member of the Supply Chain Real Estate Advisors Team with Chris Teesdale, SIOR in the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Colliers International. Tom’s industrial specialization includes land and building sales, leasing and investment sales.

His extensive experience in almost every area of industrial real estate has enabled him to bring significant value to numerous Fortune 500 companies, as well as developers and institutional owners. Tom has played a key role in handling the national relocation of the distribution center for a Fortune 100 company in addition to selling major properties for some of the largest corporations in the United States.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2006, Tom worked at Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director. While at Cushman & Wakefield, he was a member of the Capital Markets Group and the Industrial Group, where his experience in all facets of industrial real estate included the sale of over 7,600 acres from 2002-2006. During Tom's 35-year real estate career, he was also the executive vice president at The Fults Companies and vice president at Joe Foster Company.

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