Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Fort Worth Commercial Real Estate’

Original article by Kyle Hagert, Bisnow Houston October 5, 2017

For office investors, 2017 has been an uncertain time. Between the rising prominence of Southern markets, the disruption of co-working and an increasingly hard-to-define business cycle, there are no longer any easy answers. We (Bisnow) put three questions to some of commercial real estate’s sharpest minds to get a better sense of the market.

We (Bisnow) asked Granite Properties CEO Michael Dardick, Cawley Partners CEO Bill Cawley, Quadrant Investment Properties founder Chad Cook and PegasusAblon principal Mike Ablon three questions:

  • Co-working: Threat, partner or whole different ballgame?
  • You have $1B and can invest anywhere in the Sun Belt — what city do you invest in and do you build new, buy trophy or buy value-add/adaptive reuse?
  • Where are we in the cycle?

Here is what they had to say:


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Dallas, TX – August 29, 2017 – Lionstone, PegasusAblon, and Peloton have completed the leases of Bank of
the Ozarks and ExecutiveWorkspace.com at 8300 Douglas in Preston Center, Dallas. Bank of the Ozarks leased
33,099 SF on floors 8 and 9 and ExecutiveWorkspace.com leased 12,941 SF on floor 8 in space that was
previously occupied by Match.com.

“We are pleased to add two prestigious tenants to 8300 Douglas,” said Peloton partner T.D. Briggs. Briggs and
Peloton principal Sarah Hinkley represented the owner Lionstone Investments in the transaction. “Lionstone and
PegasusAblon committed to renovating the lobby and common areas of the building to help lure large tenants.
The building looks great and we are excited to announce these large transactions given Preston Center’s limited
supply.”


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Original Article: “Yes, Millennials Really do Live in the Burbs,” by Julia Bunch, Bisnow Dallas/Fort Worth March 27, 2017

Though real estate pros keep saying that Millennials live in the suburbs, the greater population keeps being surprised. Panelists at Bisnow’s Dallas State of the Market testified that the suburbs attract the same residents as the central business district, and that is partly because the suburbs have gotten, well, cool.

“We’re seeing that hotness of Uptown move to Legacy,” Republic Title president Bo Feagin said. More people are talking about the burbs, and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae still offer good rates on projects that have a good story, such as value-add, Feagin said.


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