Pictured from left to right: Dixie Gunning, CFO at Entrust; Randy Wilhelm, President of NAI Houston; Jack McCullough, Senior Vice-President of Allegiance Bank Texas; John Moody, President of Parkside Capital; Dennis Nelson, CEO of Mission Companies; Robyn Jacobson, COO of Entrust; Ed Jacobson, CEO of Entrust; Andy Meyers, Commissioner at Fort Bend County; David Jacobson, Vice-President of Marketing at Entrust.

Entrust, Inc. has officially broken ground on its new corporate headquarters in Houston’s rapidly-developing Fort Bend County.

The high-spirited ceremony was held on Thursday, January 24, at the intersection of Westpark Tollway and Grand Parkway 99 where representatives from Entrust and their development partner, The Mission Companies, were welcomed by members of the Fort Bend and Katy Area Economic Development Council.

Projected to be complete in August 2013, the two-story building will house 32,542 square feet of office space in the fastest-growing major business hub in the Texas Gulf Coast Region.  The six-million-dollar investment is expected to bring 120 employees to Fort Bend County. 

Financing for the project comes both from the principals of Entrust, Inc., Robyn and Ed Jacobson, and from the Mission Companies, who have been involved in the management and/or leasing of over five million square feet of commercial space in the State of Texas.

“When I think about it, we’ve always been breaking new ground,” said Entrust Founder and CEO Ed Jacobson.  Over the last 38 years we’ve stayed at the forefront of our industry, bobbing and weaving for our clients, and our business has continued to grow.  Over the next few weeks, I look forward to seeing it grow two stories tall.”

“Far from a final resting place, we are very pleased to be building a final home for our growing group of companies,” quipped Entrust’s Robyn Jacobson before thanking attendees.  Mrs Jacobson was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency by Governor Rick Perry.

Entrust, which also has a full service office in Corpus Christi, will act as the development’s anchor tenant, occupying 22,500 square feet of the new building.  Remaining ground floor office space will be available for lease to other Katy-based businesses.

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