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Does VisitDallas CEO Phillip Jones Live in Dallas or Southlake? (And About that Loan…)

By Candy Evans / January 15, 2019 / 1 Comment
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A very good question: why does someone promoting Dallas, receiving almost a $700,000 salary funded by taxpayers to in fact promote Dallas, live and raise his family in Southlake? Well, Mr. Jones actually does live in Dallas at The House, by Philippe Starck, where he and his wife, Patricia, own a 1,487 square foot condo […]

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The Katy Trail is Becoming a Walled Garden and a Ruined Amenity

By Jon Anderson / September 26, 2017 / 9 Comments

From the American Airlines Center and before even turning the corner and passing over the Tollway, the Katy Trail is lined with new apartment buildings towering over it.  From Victory Place, Camden Victory Park, The Alexan, and the latest — Magnolia Station and The Katy at Victory Park — walking at this end of the […]

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Hillwood Buzzkills Helipad Upon Oak Lawn Committee Return, Alliance Residential Falls Short

By Jon Anderson / August 2, 2017 / 4 Comments

In April, Hillwood presented their conceptual renderings to the Oak Lawn Committee (OLC) for a 16-story office building on the empty corner of Cedar Springs and Turtle Creek.  You know the lot … the one you’ve been wondering why nothing had been built on it for over 30 years. Nods and smiles turned to WTF […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Gets Buzzed by Starbucks and Hillwood

By Jon Anderson / April 12, 2017 / 12 Comments

Tuesday night’s Oak Lawn Committee (OLC) meeting might not have had armed police in attendance, but there were some interesting goings on.  The two worth chatting about were Hillwood’s evolving plans for 3001 Turtle Creek (corner of Turtle Creek and Cedar Springs) and a proposed Starbucks at Oak Lawn and Congress (southeast-ish corner). I call […]

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Dallas Builders Association Recognizes Residential Developers at 38th Annual McSAM Awards

By Jon Anderson / April 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

I have to thank the Dallas Builders Association (DBA) for a very good “last meal” before a business trip to Orlando last week.  With 63 categories, it certainly wasn’t a small, small world that packed the Westin Galleria.  This year’s festivities were kept on track by former Good Morning Texas host Amy Vanderoef who did […]

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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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