Archive for May, 2016

Hillwood Exploring Plans for an Office Tower on Valley View Mall Site With 635 Frontage.

  Ross Perot Jr’s Hillwood Urban has reached an agreement with EF Properties LC to develop a 200,000 square foot office tower. EF Properties LC will continue to own the land of the former Macy’s Department store location, while Hillwood Urban will be the developer. This development site is separate from, but near Beck Ventures Midtown mixed use development project that…read more →

5 Tips to Building the Best Mixed-Use Real Estate Development in Dallas Tx

  Our panelists (pictured) unanimously agreed that major mixed-use isn’t viable without public investment. Forest City Texas president Brian Ratner says the Mercantile mixed-use redo wouldn’t have started without significant subsidy, and all the vacant Downtown buildings are now spoken for because public financing was involved. Panelist’s pictured include Space Between Design Studio partner Patrick Kennedy, Corinth Properties founder Frank Mihalopoulos, Retail Properties of America…read more →

How Does North Texas Keep Winning at Economic Development?

With new relocations like State Farm Insurance, Liberty Mutual and Toyota, along with expansions of Amazon, Borden’s, Mary Kay, General Motors and Mission Foods, North Texas can easily be called an “economic powerhouse.” And some of the Metroplex’s large suburban communities lead the way. How do they do it? A recent Enlightened Speakers’ Series event brought together three economic development…read more →

I Agree Bob Knakal, I Will Also Never Retire.

Over the past two weeks, I have been asked numerous times if I was going to be retiring anytime soon. What?!? I assume that people in our industry, most of whom know that Paul Massey and I sold Massey Knakal Realty Services to Cushman & Wakefield more than one year ago for a tidy sum of money, figured that by…read more →

Bisnow Media sells its multi-city enterprise for $50 million

    Bisnow Media, the eponymous business chatterbox founded by a D.C. entrepreneur, has been ­acquired by a private-equity firm for an estimated $50 million. The purchase by the New York-based Wicks Group closed earlier this month. Founder Mark Bisnow and Ryan Begelman, who served as vice chairman and also owned part of the company, have left the business, Bisnow said….read more →

Dallas Becoming More Urban With Trains and Streetcars

Downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods are increasingly becoming home to more North Texans. The state transportation department is studying ways to rebuild the highways that cut through these neighborhoods. Meanwhile, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and city officials are planning to better connect them with a second light-rail route and an expanded streetcar system that connects to the fast-growing McKinney Avenue…read more →