July 7, 2016: Real Estate Community Honors Our Fallen Heroes

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This is the memorial for the five officers brutally slain last year in Dallas during a peaceful demonstration. Called the Circle of Heroes, it was created and funded by Dallas real estate developers as a dedicated a memorial. The six bronze plaques are mounted on stones that surround a flagpole. The location is along the Trinity Strand Trail in the Dallas Design District.

Today is the first anniversary of the horrific shooting. 

“We struggle some days to work through our emotions, and still ask why,” Spiller said. “But, we continue to because we know that that’s what our fallen brothers and their friends and families expect us to do.”

Indeed. 

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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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