Dallas High Rise News

The Grapevine of Wrath 2: Jackhammers and Dumpsters

By Jon Anderson / March 2, 2018 / 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I wrote about the pitiful communication skills many HOAs and management companies use when communicating with residents.  Who knew I would get a second example so soon? Imagine your Saturday tranquility shattered by jackhammers ripping through concrete minutes after sunrise at 7 a.m. Turns out that a building with ground-floor commercial […]

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The Grapevine of Wrath: How Poor Communication Insults Residents

By Jon Anderson / February 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’ve all heard (and likely employed) the old saying, “Better to ask for forgiveness than permission.”  The inference is that while you were going to do something anyway, once it’s done, the resulting hassles are less than having to deal with the before-during-after trio of carping.  But that strategy doesn’t play well in multi-family dwellings […]

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Dallas High-Rise Demographics, Part 3: Where the Walkers Are

By Jon Anderson / August 19, 2015 / 3 Comments

In last week’s second of three articles on high-rise demographics, I wrote about Dallas’ youngest high-rise populations. I noted that in those younger buildings, there were usually high rates of non-homestead owners – some as high as 75 percent. I think non-homestead ownership is worth noting because, in addition to owner age and worth, it […]

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High-Rises Demographics, Part 2: Where the Youngin’s Are

By Jon Anderson / August 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

In the first part of this series I wrote about how unit prices, resident age and income are data points for high-rise buyers to consider before purchasing their castle in the sky. The reason for these calculations is to better understand if a building matches a buyer’s philosophy. Of course this information doesn’t produce a […]

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High-Rise Demographics, Part 1: Why Resident Age and Economics Matter

By Jon Anderson / July 31, 2015 / 2 Comments

This is the first of a three-part series on high-rise demographics. In this first part, I’ll cover how resident age, personal finances, and cognitive decline form an intersection that should help buyers better understand a high-rise. These factors are certainly in play in all neighborhoods, but the communality of high-rises makes them more acute. After […]

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1980s: Dallas’ Second Wave of High-Rise Living, Part 1

By Jon Anderson / May 22, 2015 / 6 Comments

I recently returned from a trip to Chicago where I walked around burning off calories and looking at the high-rises of my childhood dreams. Chicago had a golden age of residential high- and mid-rise construction from the 1880s to the crash of 1929. Some were co-ops but most were apartments billed as mansions in the […]

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