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On Sunday, Bethany mused on what a creative developer could do with an old newspaper building — as in the very one we have in downtown Dallas, the former Dallas Morning News “Rock of Truth” headquarters that Ray Washburne’s Charter DMN Holdings purchased a little over a month ago.

The iconic building at 508 Young Street just across from Union Station is known by many as the “Rock of Truth” because of George Bannerman Dealey’s strong words etched on the front. Washburne’s company purchased the 8-acre campus holding two buildings for $28 million.

First of all, the Dallas Morning News building’s exteriors will definitely be saved and put to use.

The Standard High Line in New York City could be a model for Washburne’s planned boutique hotel at the former Dallas Morning News campus.

“We are going to keep the existing building and convert it into a 200- to 300-room boutique business hotel, completely saving the exterior character of the building,” Washburne told me. (more…)


Summer Winkler (left) is excited to return to a boutique setting while Adam Caskey is happy to have the backing of a big brokerage.


In this week’s Agent Migration column, Summer Winkers rejoins former colleagues at the Standard while Adam Caskey chooses Century 21 Judge Fite. Did you make a big move? Contact Joshua Baethge.

Winkler Teams-Up With Standard

Summer Winkler joined the Standard Real Estate after seven years with Keller Williams. The move reunites her with Standard partner Joshua Vernon, with whom she previously worked.

“I’m so excited about the collaboration of people that are at the Standard,” she said. “I’ve had the opportunity to watch them grow and I think they are going to have a big part of this market.”


Kelly Nyfeler (left) makes a move to do what she loves most; Zach De Bernardi forges a new standard.

In this week’s Agent Migration column, we take a look at a new brand from Joshua Vernon and Zach De Bernardi, and check in on a North Texas real estate legend in Kelly Nyfeler. Did you make a big move? Contact Joshua Baethge.

De Bernardi Creates New Standard

Real Estate agent Zach De Bernardi recently formed The Standard, a Dallas-based brokerage that is rapidly expanding across Texas.

“We both felt like it was time to start a firm that has the agent’s best interest in mind versus being a profit center for the people that own the large brokerages,” Joshua Vernon, a partner in the firm, said.