Last night, 30 real estate geeks met to celebrate Minnette Murray’s listing at the W Residences. Despite being postponed because of rain (that ultimately never came) and competing with D Magazine’s “Best Realtor” event at the Dallas Arboretum, we had a pretty full house.
Candy stayed all night even though she’d yet to pack for her 6 a.m. flight to Miami for the National Association of Real Estate Editor’s annual convention. I’m sure she’d have continued the party right on to the jet bridge if not for those pesky liquids rules.
But this wasn’t about us, it was about Minnette’s special listing. The expansive 2,570 square foot unit (2508) was bedecked in wine and nibbles to lubricate conversations. The postcard views of downtown were a knockout and guests got an unexpected floor-to-ceiling “wow” when looking over to the still-very-swollen Trinity River just outside the front door (where exactly is that tollway supposed to go again?).
One of the reasons you live in the W Residences is because of the staff – and they were wonderful to our little group ready to help with any request be it an extra set of hands or welcoming our guests. One can only imagine what room service must be like.
I had a great chat with Dave Perry-Miller’s “Miss High-Rise,” Sharon Quist and Briggs-Freeman’s Katye Sloan about who actually reads condo docs (The short answer? Me and one Canadian guy). I also learned that developments like the W Residences and Ritz have added hurdles in financing because of the hotel operations – none that Sharon has ever found insurmountable. I was aware of buildings with low full-time occupancy have these issues (been there; done that) but this was new (to newbie me).
Remember my story on Great Gulf’s other property on Fairmount and Turtle Creek from last week that’s kitty-corner from Great Gulf’s other development the Limited Edition? Well, tomorrow I’m popping over to Katye’s office to hear more about the development (pics and floor plans – prices? – so stay tuned).
Keith Head, Broker Associate from Coldwell Banker’s Park Cities office enjoyed the first Staff Meeting so much he popped in to share some Turtle Creek intrigue that I’ll be sharing in the future (‘natch).
Remember to look for our next Candy’s Dirt Staff Meeting in the dog days of September, when we’re guaranteed of not being rained-out! We’re also lining up an over-the-top property and a guest speaker. Someone mentioned a toga party, jus’ sayin’.
Remember: Do you have an HOA story to tell? A little high-rise history? Realtors, want to feature a listing in need of renovation or one that’s complete with flying colors? How about hosting a Candy’s Dirt Staff Meeting? Shoot Jon an email. Marriage proposals accepted (as soon as they’re legal in Texas)! firstname.lastname@example.org