Breaking: Faisal Halum Departs ABA, Joins Briggs Freeman Sothebys

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VP 01/03/14I caught up with Faisal Halum Monday on his very first day as a Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s senior vice president. Faisal and his assistant, Michael Mahon, left Allie Beth Allman where Faisal was a top producer on the Mathews-Nichols team. But Faisal, who I always think of in terms of luxury high rise real estate sales in Dallas and Uptown — he recently sold off Angie Barrett’s One Arts Plaza home — is not just about selling stunningly gorgeous high rises. But he did coordinate residential sales efforts for the One Arts Plaza condo development, which sold out.

“I sell homes all over town,” says Faisal, “I have business in the Park Cities, lots of homes in Kessler Park, Bluffview and Preston Hollow properties, and of course Uptown and downtown.”

Which may very well be why he wanted to stake out on his own, and build his own brand at Briggs-Freeman Sothebys now while the market is iron hot. Faisal sold $40 million in real estate last year, and is on track to do the same in 2014.

“I’m pleased to be part of a brokerage that joins local expertise with global reach,” he says. “I strongly believe in combining high-tech marketing and high-touch service for the benefit of my clients.”

Faisal says he is launching his website, and will be incorporating a lot of video.

“My clients are very excited,” he says, “particularly my international clients who are very interested in Dallas properties.”

No wonder he has so many international connections: the South Floridian native grew up in Palm Beach, Florida, and earned a degree in building construction from the University of Florida. From his extensive experience with builders and developers, Faisal has an innate understanding of all aspects of creating refined living spaces–from concept to finish out.  And he has had corporate experience: in addition to his past career as a Business Analyst and Corporate Sales Manager for Continental Airlines, he has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Faisal is a member and supporter of the Dallas Architecture Forum, Preservation Dallas, the Dallas Contemporary and the Dallas Museum of Art.  He gives back to the community through fundraising for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, UNICEF and DFW Rescue Me.

And he is the proud father of an English bulldog, Gator. Faisal, we want a picture!

 

 

 

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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