Commercial Real Estate

How the $30,000 Millionaire is Boosting DFW Real Estate Values

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 26, 2016 / 3 Comments

Guest post by David Shaffer The term $30,000 millionaire describes a young professional who spends his or her disposable income on items that represent a more expensive lifestyle than what would be expected based on the paycheck. Think of the college graduate who wears designer suits, frequents five-star restaurants, and lives in a swanky high rise; […]

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After Fight at City Hall, Dallas Will Finally Get a Costco

By Joanna England / May 11, 2016 / 13 Comments

The future is bright for those of us who want a better, more sustainable wholesale option in Dallas, as the Dallas City Council voted 10-5 to approve $3 million in economic incentives to bring Costco inside the Dallas city limits. As Candy explained, the money will come from a public-private partnership fund that comes from […]

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Dallas Public Schools: DCAD vs. Fair Market Value

By Bethany Erickson / April 29, 2016 / 3 Comments

As you’ve probably read by now, the Dallas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted 5-3 last night to purchase the building at 9400 N. Central Expressway in a bid to consolidate the district’s various departments that are currently spread all over Dallas County. We can debate the merits of having a building where hundreds […]

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John Backes Brings Wild-Eyed Ambition to Dallas Real Estate, Technology Communities

By Leah Shafer / June 26, 2015 / 1 Comment

John Backes is a young real estate entrepreneur, technology innovator, and champion of the city of Dallas. He practically vibrates with energy and ideas, and has a sort of raw enthusiasm that’s utterly sincere and unscripted. The St. Mark’s grad is passionate about bringing new ideas to the real estate community by collaborating with the active […]

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MOTIVE Accelerator Program to Fund, Mentor Real Estate Technology Start-ups

By Leah Shafer / June 25, 2015 / 1 Comment

Tuesday night, 200 people gathered at RealTech Dallas for a big announcement for Dallas real estate professionals. John Backes, a young real estate entrepreneur and innovator, is launching Texas’ only real estate technology accelerator this fall. The MOTIVE Accelerator Program will fund selected commercial real estate (CRE) technology start-ups, as well as provide mentoring through […]

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Update Valley View: Tear Down the Old, Bring In a Boulevard, Hotel and Condo. But Wherefore the Gondolas?

By Candy Evans / May 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

I drove by Valley View Mall again the other day, and cannot wait for Dallas developer Scott Beck to get his show on the road for this place. Been trying to get in touch with him for an update but alas, Candace Carlisle at the Dallas Business Journal caught up with him FIRST and snagged an exclusive […]

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