Archive for July, 2016

AT&T shopping north Dallas Valley View mall site as potential HQ location

Article by @SteveBrownDMN and The Dallas Morning News An almost $300 million plan to redevelop North Dallas’ Valley View Center mall has caught the eye of downtown’s biggest business. AT&T has put the LBJ Freeway shopping mall site on a short list of potential headquarters locations for the telecom giant, three property brokers with knowledge of the discussions say. But longtime…read more →

The Toyota effect: DFW a beacon for companies from Japan and beyond

Article by Mitchell Schnurman and the Dallas Morning News Call it the Toyota effect. Two years ago, when Toyota said it was moving its U.S. headquarters from Southern California to Plano, the announcement made national headlines. The automaker was bringing up to 4,000 jobs and investing hundreds of millions of dollars. With its stature in Japan and beyond, the move validated…read more →

Senior Living High Rises for Retirees

In two years, Dave and Judi Proctor will move into a new high-rise building, just 10 minutes away from their current high-rise in Dallas. Located just north of downtown, their new home is close to theaters, museums and shops. The building offers weekly housekeeping, valet and concierge services and three restaurants, including an upscale steakhouse. The Proctors—he’s 76 and she’s…read more →

Rural Property Owners Fighting Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation Actions by the High Speed Train Connecting Dallas and Houston.

Rural land owners are fighting back Texas Central Partners recently filed legal procedures to take private property from rural land owners via eminent domain and condemnation. The politically connected individuals behind the project tout the real estate development the train’s path will create – which is probably true if you own land near a train stop. However, the sound of a 200-mph loud…read more →

Can little apartments fit urban Big D lifestyle? Historic hotel hopes so.

Article by @SteveBrownDMN and The Dallas Morning News Dallas’ oldest hotel may find new life with the latest apartment living trend. The 111-year-old Ambassador Hotel just south of downtown Dallas was bought last year by a partnership headed by local real estate developer and investor Jim Lake Jr. Lake plans to convert the one-time luxury hotel overlooking the downtown skyline…read more →