Commercial Real Estate

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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Toyota Groundbreaking Is Green Light for North Texas Real Estate Community

By Leah Shafer / January 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

At a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday, about 100 attendees watched as a Toyota Tundra truck moved the first shovels of dirt for the Japanese automaker’s $350 million North American headquarters in West Plano. The relocation of Toyota Motor Corp.’s $350 million headquarters to Plano from Southern California was North Texas’ biggest corporate relocation of 2014. By […]

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Hair Salons As Economic Indicators: Sometimes Your Hair Needs New Real Estate, Too

By Candy Evans / November 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

Natasha Khan, Ericka Smart and Moi! If you want to know how the Dallas economy is REALLY doing, check out the hairdressers. I was once told that Dallas women devour more blonde hair bleach than women in any other U.S. metropolis, and I believe it. I’m one of them! Dallas hair salons are doing well, […]

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Introducing the Players at Preston Hollow Village, Walnut Hill and North Central’s Own West Village

By Candy Evans / August 15, 2014 / 3 Comments

Fresh after winning Dallas City Council approval of their Cole Avenue project, Provident Realty Advisors is hyper focused now on their mixed-use, $300 million plus masterpiece at Walnut Hill Lane and Central: Preston Hollow Village. Cannot tell you how excited I am to see this development make it’s Dallas debut. It’s one of the most […]

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Dallas Commercial Agents Get a Trial CompStak Account on…

By Candy Evans / December 10, 2013 / 0 Comments

You have no doubt read our piece about the coolest site to hit the Dallas commercial real estate world, and as usual you heard it first here on Sign-up is so easy. Just go to and click Join.  Use “LONESTAR” as a promo code, which will get new users about 10 free comps. […]

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A New Company is About to Shake Up Dallas Commercial Real Estate… Welcome to Big D, CompStak!

By Candy Evans / December 10, 2013 / 6 Comments

Great timing: just about the time our mercury is heading north to melt the ice, New York-based CompStak is launching in Dallas to melt down walls about pricing and other juicy terms of the deal in Dallas commercial real estate. What is CompStak? A new tech company that aims to create transparency in commercial real […]

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