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Tim Hughes: Adjusting to Escalating Construction Costs

By Tim Hughes and D Magazine Dallas is fortunate at the moment, as commercial real estate is in a “hypermarket” due to the abundance of construction projects underway. As a result, our industry is experiencing macro and microeconomic influences to construction costs. In the construction business, there is a high demand for quality subcontractors without the corresponding supply, which is…read more →

How To Make Quantum Leaps Personally And Professionally

Full Article by Benjamin Hardy in The Mission In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist performed an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping the plant alive and that they had autonomy in their daily schedule. The other group was told the staff would care for the plant…read more →

That Big Box Sam’s at Cityplace May Not Happen After All, Property Could Command Higher Price

By Candy Evans and Candysdirt.com Word came Tuesday from Jonas Park, the “Accidental Activist”, that a Dallas county judge has ruled to void an ordinance for a planned development district on Central at Carroll Avenue, across from Cityplace, that was all but certain to be a big box Sam’s Wholesale Club. Talk about David and Goliath: Judge Michael O’Neill ruled…read more →

Frisco’s $2 billion Wade Park project stuck in slow lane on the tollway

By Steve Brown and the Dallas Morning News One of the biggest projects on Frisco’s much touted $5 billion mile may also be one of the slowest. The $2 billion Wade Park development is the most ambitious of several huge mixed-use developments in the works along the Dallas North Tollway. The 175-acre project at the southeast corner of the tollway and Lebanon Road…read more →

Legacy West’s new campus for FedEx Office up for grabs

By Steve Brown and the Dallas Morning News The first phase of the $3 billion Legacy West development in Plano is up for sale. FedEx Office’s international headquarters on Legacy Drive near State Highway 121 is being offered for sale to investors. The 265,000-square-foot office campus was built by developer KDC and was the first building to open in the 250-acre…read more →

Why Dallas-area apartment builders, analysts expect starts to slow in 2017

By Steve Brown and the Dallas Morning News With more than 28,000 apartments set to open in North Texas next year, will there be enough renters to fill them all? As long as Dallas-Fort Worth’s economy keeps growing at current levels, demand for new rental units will remain high, apartment analysts and developers say. But developers say that tougher financing requirements…read more →