Real Estate Sector

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Destroying the Cabana Hotel Would Not Be So Bad

    Every hour or so, the Save the Cabana Hotel Facebook page reminds its 900-plus followers to SAVE THE CABANA HOTEL. Dallas' luxury Cabana Motor Hotel opened on Stemmons Freeway in 1962, and photographs on the fan page show legends like John Bonham and Robert Plant hanging out. The Beatles, Jimi Hendr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Plano Developers Won't Let Homeowners Install Solar Panels Because They're Just So Ugly

    Darn those young vegan-organic-diet, yoga-loving hippies with their electric cars and their solar panels. They must all be moving up to Plano from Austin, and frankly the Plano home builders and developers won't stand for it. In 2011, state legislation forbade Home Owners Associations from banning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Temporary Injunction Denied in Cityplace Sam's Club Case

    After the conclusion of arguments that started Friday morning, District Judge Phyllis Lister Brown ruled against a neighborhood group seeking a temporary injunction aimed at stopping construction of a 130,000-square-foot Sam's Club store near the intersection of Haskell Avenue and U.S. 75. The deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    The Next Round of the Cityplace Sam's Club Fight Starts Today

    Just about two weeks ago, all seemed lost for a group of residents who were upset about a Trammell Crow development plan that included building of a Sam's Club near Haskell Avenue and U.S. 75. Zoning for the development had already been approved, so the City Plan Commission's July 10 signing off on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Round Two of Sam's Club Legal Fight Will Last Into Monday

    The second act of the East Village Association's battle to reset the clock on a zoning change that would allow Trammell Crow to build a proposed 130,000-square-foot Sam's Club near Haskell Avenue and U.S. 75 will not be resolved until at least Monday afternoon, after Judge Phyllis Lister Brown was f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Judge Restrains City from Issuing Building Permits for Cityplace Development

    District Judge Emily Tobolowsky issued an order Friday blocking, at least for now, developer Trammell Crow's plan to build a 130,000-square-foot Sam's Club in Cityplace, just north downtown. Residents in the neighborhood near Haskell Avenue and Central Expressway won a temporary restraining order t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Dallas Plan Commissioners Reluctantly Allow Zoning for Cityplace Sam's Club to Stay

    Life isn't fair. It's why kids starve. It's why puppies suffer. It's why the people who live next to Cityplace will soon also be living next to a 130,000-square-foot Sam's Club. Dallas' City Plan Commission confirmed this afternoon that yep, the big box Trammell Crow has planned for the corner of C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    CityPlace Neighbors Are Rallying to Fight Planned Sam's Club, But It's Probably Too Late

    Neighbors are, at this very moment, rallying opposition to the Sam's Club that Trammell Crow plans to build at CityPlace. They've launched the inevitable petition. They've booked Councilman Adam Medrano for a community meeting tonight. They are scouring the final development plan the City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    University Park Is DFW's Most Walkable Neighborhood, Says Bullshit List

    A new, bullshit list has found that University Park is the most walkable neighborhood in all of Dallas-Fort Worth. Highland Park comes next and Addison ranks third. And then the list ends. Well, that settles it then. Come on Uptown, Oak Lawn, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville and all of Oak Cliff, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Two Rifles and a Shotgun Were Stolen Yesterday From an SUV Parked Off Lower Greenville

    At noon yesterday, Jay Bailey parked his 2011 Chevrolet SUV in the lot behind the Blue Goose Cantina on Greenville Avenue and went to lunch. When he returned an hour later, he found that the lot had been targeted by a vehicle burglar. The rear window of an SUV parked nearby had been smashed, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Yet Another High-End Dallas Hotel Sold as the Downtown Fairmont Goes For $69 Million

    ​Yesterday Bloomberg noted that high-end American hotels are being sold to buyers from Hong King, Singapore and China in the hopes of catering to "a growing number of affluent Asians traveling abroad." Among those sold: the Rosewood Crescent Hotel and the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, now in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Arts District to Get a New Outside Attraction: The Crow Asian Sculpture Garden

    ​The Trammell Crow Center on Ross Avenue already contains the Crow Collection of Asian Art. But that's an inside attraction. And that, far as the Crows are concerned, just isn't good enough. Hence, the announcement that just popped up in the in-box for the Crow Asian Sculpture Garden, described in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Say, Out-of-Towners, Why Rent an Apartment When You Should Just Buy the Whole Complex?

    The San Raphael Apartments near the Galleria recently sold to a Cleveland REIT.​Says this morning, there used to be a time when investors wanting to gobble up multifamily properties kept their coin on the coasts. No more: Now, "Dallas-Fort Worth is at the top of that list," per a direc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Mapping the "Available" Space at Valley View

    A view of Valley View Center from the sky, as depicted on mall owner Macerich's leasing-info Web site​Ron Natinksy's comments concerning Valley View Center reminded me: We never did hear from a local Macerich rep concerning whatever kind of "plans" the mall owner may or may not have for North Dall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    City to Refocus Its Attention at Southwest Center on Macy's, Which Is "Still Alive"; Penney's Owner Will Consider All His Options

    ​Back to Southwest Center Mall for a moment -- or, more specifically, the city's plans to keep the "dead mall," per the Urban Land Institute, alive. Karl Zavitkovsky kept the council's Economic Development Committee behind closed doors for almost an hour this morning, during which point it was men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Ain't Gonna Work on Maggie's Server Farm No More: The DFW's a Data Center!

    ​A few days ago, Stream Data Centers announced it was in the process of building out a 20,000-square foot server farm in Richardson, in the Telecom Corridor -- not necessarily the sexiest press release in the world. (Though there is the part about the building's being able to "withstand 125 mph wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Fairfield Residential LLC, Owner of Six DFW Apartment Complexes, Files For Chapter 11

    Vista at Victory​A Friend of Unfair Park sends word that Fairfield Residential LLC -- which has offices in San Diego and Grand Prairie -- filed for Chapter 11 reorganization yesterday in the District of Delaware, with the first hearing scheduled for tomorrow. Says the notice posted today on Fairfi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    "Negative Absorbtion": Good for Band Name, Bad for DFW Commercial Real Estate Biz's Amy Wolff Sorter asks Mark Fewin, senior managing director at CB Richard Ellis, and Matt Heidelbaugh, senior director with Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, for their takes on the Dallas-Fort Worth commercial real estate market, and neither like what they see in the second quarter: an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Roger Staubach Tosses Enough is Enough's First Pro-Hotel Radio Ad. Really.

    I like the title of the first Enough is Enough radio ad: "Really." Oh, really? Really. Anyway. As we've noted before, Roger Staubach's part of this pro-hotel group, and his is the voice heard at the end of the 60-second spot. But before you get to Captain Comeback's pitch, there's another voice warm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    President Bush Is So Not Getting a Good Deal on Sherry Lane Place Office Space

    Bloomberg's story concerning President Bush's new office digs in Preston Center -- first in Berkshire at Preston Center, before he moves into a larger space at Sherry Lane Place -- contains an note of interest toward the end. But first, this relevant aside: Says here that taxpayers will pay $38.95 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Services for Trammell Crow Set for Monday

    After the jump, the official Trammell Crow obituary sent to local media today. But first, this information concerning services scheduled for Monday:A public service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, located at 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Will 2009 Be the Year Valley View Center Goes Bye-Bye? Hope Not.

    Dallas's real estate market in 2008 in a nutshell: OK, then not. Which is more or less the analysis offered by today as it sizes up the year that was and sneaks a peek at the year that will be or won't, depending on folks' fortunes. Among the prophets lined up for the piece are folks fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    A Coffee-Table Tribute to Those Who Built This City (Not on Rock and Roll)

    From the book: "Storey Stemmons, Trammell Crow and John Stemmons pose prayerfully as L. G.Rainey of Equitable prepares to take over the permanent financing from J.D. Francis of the Mercantile Bank." After the jump, the full press release announcing the publication of THE BOOK -- Dallas/Fort Worth Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Jekyll Island and Trammell Crow

    Trammell Crow Company's getting much grief today for a $10-million tax break it's receiving to build a $90-mil hotel-and-condo project. It sounds so familiar, only, it's not in Dallas (this time), but outside Atlanta -- on Jekyll Island, a Georgia state park that contains some of the hottest propert ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Moral Minority

    The wages of sin are a big fat bankroll for Trammell Crow, thanks to city council

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    You, Me & Dupree

    You need more Scovells? We got 'em! Meet Dupree, who does not need a couch upon which to crash. I sit up in the cheap seats in the city council chamber collecting the political equivalent of sports trivia. This week I was there waiting for an item to come up when a handsome young fellow with a famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    A Crane Strain

    This morning, the Associated Press sets out to prove that things are looking up downtown -- by revealing how high the demand is for folks to swing that jib and drop that hook 'round these parts. "In Dallas there's more tower cranes up now than I think there's ever been," says Turner Construction's S ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Home, Sweet...Home?

    What exactly did Tom Leppert move to Dallas?

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Full-Court Press Releases

    Brian Harkin Someone told us the other day this photo of Sam Coats almost makes them wanna vote for the guy. "Makes him look tough." Which is one way of putting it. If a mayoral candidate has a beef with one of his fellow combatants, we usually hear about it -- in the form of a press release, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2007

    Don Hill Asks Tom Leppert: What, Exactly, Are You Spreading?

    Tom Leppert, Don Hill just called you out. Doesn't really believe that whole billion-dollar minority contract thing. Neither does our sister paper in Cleveland, come to think of it. On Friday, in his weekly mayoral frontrunner round-up, Matt Pulle noted that at week's end, Don Hill sent Tom Leppert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006

    Crow No Mo'. (Well, Kinda. Pretty Much, Yeah.)

    On Halloween we told you that the largest commercial real estate company in the world, Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., was acquiring Trammell Crow Company for $2.2 billion. The only thing standing in the way of the deal going down was Trammell Crow shareholders' giving their A-OK. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Does Every Former NFL Player Wind Up in Real Estate?

    David Richards went from HP to SMU to the real estate. Well, of course. On Halloween, as you no doubt recall, the largest commercial real estate company in the world, CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., announced it was acquiring Trammell Crow Company for $2.2 billion. The deal isn't expected to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Emmitt Finds New Cowboys QB

    You know, we thought Emmitt Smith being on Dancing with the Stars was gonna be humiliating. Wow, were we so wrong. I am sure there's other Dallas Cowboys news to discuss this a.m., though, for the life of me, I can't think of what that might be at present; something about Terrell Owens being awesom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    Office Space

    One of the most famous skyscrapers in downtown, worth some $62 million, is now owned by a California real-estate investment company. Looks like somebody really believes in downtown Dallas: In case you missed it, and there was a mention of it Monday in The Dallas Morning News, it says here that Youna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006
  • News

    May 18, 2006


    Everybody got a piece when the families at Timbercreek got evicted--except the families

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    The B.S. Plan

    For the real plan, watch the vote on Timbercreek

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2006

    Credit Risks

    As we explained earlier this year, the FBI investigation into bribery at City Hall and beyond had everything to do with how affordable housing developers needed to garner political support at all levels before they could receive millions of dollars in tax credits from the state. With elected officia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Re: Forest City, Without the Dead Trees

    Former city council person Veletta Forsythe Lill sends this missive regarding yesterday's item about the myriad Web sites devoted to Forest City Enterprises, the developers getting $73 mil from the city to rehab the Mercantile Building downtown: "I find some irony in that the Forest City Web site ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2005


    Sorry You Missed It Eyes Wide Open in Frisco

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Lost Houses

    By my count, somebody may be shorting Judge Buchmeyer 110 low-income houses in West Dallas

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Smoke-free environment

    After a year in operation, Denton's controversial United Copper plant remains a sleepy giant

  • Dining

    May 20, 1999
  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Blowing smoke

    Denton residents like Parks and Delores Olmon want to know how a posse of city slickers managed to railroad plans for a lead-belching copper factory in their town

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Home unsweet home

    Disgruntled homeowners take to the Web to battle a giant homebuilder over complaints of shoddy workmanship

  • News

    January 15, 1998


    Vance Miller lives in a Highland Park mansion, carries weight in the GOP, and parties with high society. He owes you, the taxpayer, $26 million, and he ain't paying.

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