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As Self-Storage Booms, Hoarding Seen As Signaling A Healthy Economy

From Bloomberg News and Investors Business Daily For John Bull, a Portland, Ore.-based contractor who specializes in self-storage centers, a typical day entails supervising a crack, 10-person crew that uses light-gauge steel and screw guns to build 100,000-square-foot monuments to American materialism. They can finish one every four months, but these days that’s just not fast enough. Bull’s services are in high-demand — so much…read more →

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 →