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by Cord1936
04 May 2018 15:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

The Port of Houston is booming, and it is benefiting Texas at large ( especially the Dallas region!) by Catie Dixon, Managing Editor, Houston BisNow.com, May 03, 2018 The port increased inbound containers by 21.6% last year, the largest leap in the country, Colliers reports in its 2018 Industrial S...
by Cord1936
25 Apr 2018 22:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

Houston Office Market Records 1.5 Million SF of Negative Absorption in First Quarter RealtyNewsReport, 04-24-18 Meanwhile, while Dallas is the second busiest city in the nation for net office leasing in the first quarter of 2018 Houston suffers one of the worst quarters in its office leasing histor...
by Cord1936
25 Apr 2018 22:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

In high demand: D-FW among busiest U.S. areas when it comes to office leasing & construction Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 04-24-18 North Texas was one of the top office leasing markets in the country in the first quarter and remains one of the busiest office building markets. Only New York...
by Cord1936
31 Mar 2018 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon earned $5.6B in 2017, but paid no federal taxes By Megan Henney, Published February 27, 2018, Markets, FOXBusiness Jeff Bezos’ sprawling e-commerce giant Amazon reportedly raked in more than $5.6 billion in U.S. profits in 2017, but despite that, the company essentially paid $0 in federal in...
by Cord1936
31 Mar 2018 12:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

The Dallas area remains absolutely RED HOT! Any worries or concerns about a pull back or slowdown are completely unfounded as the data for the first two months of 2018 indicate yet another record year of construction volume in both the commercial and residential sectors is unfolding before our eyes ...
by Cord1936
30 Mar 2018 16:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

Very interesting post from this week's weekly newsletter from Allie Beth Allman Real Estate (week ending 03-30-18): DFW: With major corporate relocation in northern suburbs, support companies are settling in the urban core, especially the large millennial workforces. Uptown and Downtown are leasing ...
by Cord1936
24 Mar 2018 12:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 51
Views: 7074

Re: New Census Population Estimates

https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Census-1.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Top-10-Metros-1.jpg ^^^^^^^ A couple of graphics that tell the incredible story of the enormous growth occurring in the Dallas region. The dominance in population growth for the Dallas r...
by Cord1936
23 Mar 2018 23:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

While not directly related to Dallas attracting Amazon's HQ2, it is eye-opening to read this concerning San Francisco! San Francisco's housing affordability crisis is reaching a critical juncture when it is beginning to affect San Francisco's ability to attract and retain the best tech talent from o...
by Cord1936
23 Mar 2018 11:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

More Hyperscale Demand On The Way For Dallas Data Center Market March 22, 2018, by Jeremiah Jensen, Bisnow Dallas More hyperscale users are on their way to the Dallas-Fort Worth data center market in 2018 and 2019 (10 MW to 30 MW of extra demand estimated), according to CBRE's Data Center Solutions...
by Cord1936
23 Mar 2018 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 32
Views: 5193

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1521665901-schoolapts2.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=clip Take a sneak peek at the apartment high-rise planned next to the historic Dallas High School by Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 03-22-18 Developer Matthews Southwest has given a first loo...
by Cord1936
19 Mar 2018 18:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 10267

Re: Downtown Progress

Two Things Driving Downtown Dallas To The Top And One Thing Pulling It Down by Jeremiah Jensen, Dallas Bisnow, February 23, 2018 Downtown Dallas is coming into its own through residential development, infill remodels and city initiatives. Experts say they have seen Downtown morph over the last deca...
by Cord1936
19 Mar 2018 08:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

Colliers: Dallas and Houston Were National Leaders in Medical Deals in 2017 from RealtyNewsReport.com, 03-19-18 ... In 2017, Atlanta was No. 1 in medical-related real estate deals with $1.1 billion in sales. Los Angeles, with $973 million in sales, ranked second. Dallas, with $893 million in sales ...
by Cord1936
15 Mar 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

There are obviously two camps among us on this subject: those who think Dallas doesn't measure up and those who think the glass is more full rather than empty. It is a major criteria for Amazon in their selection and it will just be interesting to see how the cards play out on this one. Of great int...
by Cord1936
15 Mar 2018 08:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

I receive a weekly newsletter from Allie Beth Allman Real Estate that nearly always has very interesting and topical statistics for the area. The following three are from last weeks March 9th newsletter: DFW: DFW is the state’s biggest hotel market, reports Source Strategies, raking in slightly over...
by Cord1936
01 Mar 2018 22:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 10267

Re: Downtown Progress

https://www.dmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/photo-4_photo_courtesy-of-Gensler.jpg CRE Opinion: Streets Alive in Downtown Dallas As Downtown Dallas Inc. nears its 60th anniversary, DDI remains committed to speaking for "today and tomorrow, rather than yesterday." By Kourtny Garret...
by Cord1936
21 Feb 2018 19:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://eus-www.sway-cdn.com/s/L6WeXwbxQKgsvP9m/images/7d9X9eK_zaF0Sl?quality=1485&allowAnimation=true Photo courtesy of TexasStar ... thank you for such a beautiful shot of this building! Downtown Dallas' newest office building attracts Boston health care firm rumored to be eyeing move by Sabr...
by Cord1936
18 Feb 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon slam? Among HQ2 finalists, Dallas-Fort Worth ranks next to last in college-educated millennials Mitchell Schnurman, Business columnist, Dallas Morning News, 02-16-18 By some measures, higher education is Dallas’ great weakness in the Amazon sweepstakes. The region still doesn’t have a true T...
by Cord1936
15 Feb 2018 16:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

https://imageserver-bisnow1.netdna-ssl.com/U7RU9c1mrfHqDdLg6WOOYLgzrPM=/0x0/publisher/5a85b3656ed1e_Downtown_Dallas_real.jpeg Can Amazon Take Dallas To The Big Leagues? Jeremiah Jensen, Bisnow Dallas, February 15, 2018 According to some predictions, Dallas is the most likely candidate for Amazon's ...
by Cord1936
04 Feb 2018 14:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 57
Views: 5962

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5a74/dae5/f197/cc7f/6e00/076d/slideshow/uymqjvurpznhccwtdeyk.jpg?1517607646 https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5a74/d680/f197/cc7f/6e00/0762/slideshow/WO-ROG-20121027-DDiers-Olive_to_Pearl-LRG.jpg?1517606521 Klyde Warren Park wins 2018 American Institute o...
by Cord1936
01 Feb 2018 11:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

This relocation by CBRE Hotels from Houston to Dallas is a prime example of what is occurring on a much broader and larger context. The age old "struggle", if you will, between Houston and Dallas for supremacy has been decided ... Dallas already has and is pulling away from Houston in ever...
by Cord1936
30 Jan 2018 19:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Lord knows last time I checked Donald doesn’t like Bezos and Bezos doesn’t like Donald. One is a successful business man and the other is “controversial” and please people don’t take this too far. Bezos won’t want to make the president look good with bringing good jobs to DC. And you don’t need to ...
by Cord1936
30 Jan 2018 19:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 245
Views: 28593

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I am counting the blessing that at least the train stops at edge of our downtown and will be able to connect with DART at the center of our city. Houston was not so lucky. ^^^^^^^ Exactly! Downtown Dallas Cedar's District is just a mere stone's throw from the Dallas CBD while Downtown Houston has b...
by Cord1936
29 Jan 2018 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm afraid it's going to East Coast city. Jeff Bezos lives in DC. 3 DC metro areas on the shortlist. That's the preferred landing spot now IMO. ^^^^^^^ I read a very recent article by a NYC Bisnow writer claiming that the decision was D.C. all along and the whole exercise was a sham. It may be true...
by Cord1936
27 Jan 2018 19:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18752

Re: DFW Economy

DFW Building Activity Topped $22.2 Billion in 2017 By Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 01-25-18 Recap: * DFW set a new all-time construction volume record at $22.2 billion in 2017 * DFW ranked as number 2 in the nation in 2017 after NYC's $41.1 billion * DFW 2017 dollar volume is 6% more than 2016...
by Cord1936
27 Jan 2018 19:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Only the top five "big boys" - Dallas, NYC, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC - plus one wildcard city - Toronto - have a realistic chance of hosting Amazon's new headquarters just given the unprecedented tech hiring requirements for HQ2. Even with tech hiring phased in over several year...
by Cord1936
26 Jan 2018 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Only the top five "big boys" - Dallas, NYC, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC - plus one wildcard city - Toronto - have a realistic chance of hosting Amazon's new headquarters just given the unprecedented tech hiring requirements for HQ2. Even with tech hiring phased in over several years...
by Cord1936
11 Jan 2018 18:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 305
Views: 44310

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:What's up with the civil engineering photo attached above ^ lol

^^^^^^^
Have no idea ... other than it was with the article ... it doesn't make sense so I removed it. Ha ha!
by Cord1936
11 Jan 2018 18:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Please let it be HQ2! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4557/24631173938_837181424e_o.jpg Downtown Dallas, June 2017, on Flickr PMRG: Dallas-Fort Worth still has one big relocation on the horizon By Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, Jan 9, 2018, 2:59pm After some big companies relocating to No...
by Cord1936
11 Jan 2018 17:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 305
Views: 44310

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Building Alert: New Multifamily Property Planned In Bishop Arts January 10, 2018, Jeremiah Jensen, Bisnow Dallas Crimson Building LLC filed permits for a multifamily development at 200 North Bishop Ave. in the Bishop Arts District. The property is planned for 388K SF and is valued at $40.7M. The ow...
by Cord1936
04 Jan 2018 18:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I love these small relocations, they are easy to squeeze into existing office space and they usually grow once they they get here. ^^^^^^^ Exactly! Small has a way of getting much bigger over time. Just looking at LST's plans for this year their new Dallas corporate office will go from 10 people up...
by Cord1936
04 Jan 2018 13:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The red hot growth in Dallas begets yet more growth and expansion, from some of the largest to smaller companies: Indiana marketing firm shifting operations to Dallas by Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 01-03-18 An Indiana-based marketing firm is moving its operations to Dallas. LST Marketing is re...
by Cord1936
19 Dec 2017 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Hello Amazon! Key takeaways from article: * Dallas area top job producer in nation YOY Oct. 2017 with 94,000+ new jobs added * More than 32,000 tech office workers added to Dallas area since 2011 * Tech firms now account for 20% of Dallas area office market with a total tech population of almost 140...
by Cord1936
19 Dec 2017 11:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 245
Views: 28593

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Downtown Houston HSR station now eliminated with the electrified route now idenfitied as the chosen and preferred route for the HSR. Downtown Dallas' Cedars District to a location in NW Houston will be the two main stations in each city. Newly Released High-Speed Rail Impact Study Highlights Potenti...
by Cord1936
18 Dec 2017 13:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

By completing CH2M merger, $15B Jacobs will bring hundreds of jobs to Dallas by Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, 12-18-17 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) has closed on a long-awaited $2.85 billion deal to acquire rival Denver-based CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. — its biggest deal in ...
by Cord1936
14 Dec 2017 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 86
Views: 13665

Re: Museum Tower

Yeah, it doesn't seem the MT people are nearly as worried about their sales as are people on this forum. You cannot be serious. Are you really unaware of the serious financial situation the "MT people" got themselves into; the firing of the top guy, the bankruptcy threat it posed to the e...
by Cord1936
05 Dec 2017 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 27
Views: 4381

Downtown Dallas: City Lights

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1512485858-citylightsoverview.jpg?auto=format%2Cenhance&crop=faces%2Centropy&fit=crop&q=40&or=0&w=1024&h=543 https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1512515205-citylightsnew.jpg?auto=format&q=50&or=0&w=800 Dallas downtown to get a new 10-story h...
by Cord1936
29 Nov 2017 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 256
Views: 35197

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

http://media.culturemap.com/crop/d9/c7/633x475/Drever_120425.jpg This marble is fit for the Greek gods. Photo courtesy of the Drever Downtown Dallas high-rise fine-tunes rehab with ancient Greek marble By Teresa Gubbins, Dallas CultureMap, Nov. 28, 2017 | 12:14 pm A major restoration project in dow...
by Cord1936
29 Nov 2017 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 99
Views: 13201

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Not sure if this is part of the Midtown development or not but it is next to the Dallas Galleria in the immediate area. https://imageserver-bisnow1.netdna-ssl.com/cFmBFKPErvROBB1xe7noFb9_WQY=/0x0/publisher/5a1ed1a43a863_4184022100_4c3b66ae24_b.jpeg PegasusAblon has a $51M mixed-use property planned ...
by Cord1936
28 Nov 2017 16:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Sources: Smoothie King preps headquarters relocation to Dallas (Cypress Waters) Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, 11-27-17 Dallas-Fort Worth could lure another international headquarters to the region, with multiple real estate sources saying Metairie, Louisiana-based Smoothie King Franchi...
by Cord1936
17 Nov 2017 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The very recent comments below are quite encouraging. Coming from Ross Perot Jr., Chairman of The Perot Companies as well as Hillwood, who is already a trusted Amazon business partner having built 14,000,000+ sf of commercial space for them over just the last few years ... it all but assures Perot h...
by Cord1936
06 Nov 2017 08:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: LBJ East reconstruction
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: LBJ East reconstruction

Toll Lanes Planned for LBJ Between US 75 and I-30 Ten-year project would expand I-635, cost nearly $2 billion By Ben Russell, NBCDFW.com, 11-06-17 A plan to expand a nearly 11-mile stretch of Interstate 635 between the interchanges with US 75 Central Expressway and Interstate 30 would include the i...
by Cord1936
05 Nov 2017 22:30
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava

This is a cool article about how cities are employing architects and engineers to create signature bridges, such as what we are doing here in Dallas, that not only make statements about the city itself but to exploit bridges as great monuments of design, to foster pride in the residents and promote ...
by Cord1936
03 Nov 2017 10:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

London-based property firm trades Addison location for Downtown Dallas office Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 2, 2017 An international real estate firm is relocating its local office from the 'burbs to downtown. Savills Studley is shifting its operations from Addison to the Chase Tower on Ro...
by Cord1936
03 Nov 2017 10:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 72
Views: 10013

Re: Dallas Smart District

This was published yesterday but is a locked article ... does anyone subscribe who can summarize what it says? Anything new being added that we don't already know? Behind Dallas entrepreneur Mike Hoque's vision for a smarter Dallas Dallas Business Journal, Candace Carlisle, Nov. 2, 2017 Dallas entre...
by Cord1936
31 Oct 2017 23:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Vistra was # 499 on the current list of Fortune 500 companies released earlier this year; with this takeover it will double Vistra's size from around $5B to $10B, catapulting it up the Fortune 500 list for 2018. Dallas-area based Vistra acquiring Houston based Dynegy to form $10B Texas power giant; ...
by Cord1936
31 Oct 2017 12:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Dallas Snags Corporate Relocation From Frisco
by Jeremiah Jensen, Bisnow Dallas, October 31, 2017

Article: https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/office/downtown-dallas-snags-corporate-relcoation-from-frisco-80937
by Cord1936
24 Oct 2017 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Awful lot of groan-inducing pablum in that list. I’ll just highlight the one I groaned the loudest at: “home to the largest light rail” As this recent article makes evident, the DART is useless for most people, especially the ones that need it the most. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/10...
by Cord1936
24 Oct 2017 20:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 689
Views: 75407

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I am choosing to believe Amazon is looking for a North American and Western Hemisphere HQ with a retail kicker, that gives Dallas a significant advantage. Especially with the existing and educated bilingual workforce. ^^^^^^^ Word! Dallas and the Dallas area is either number one or in the top two o...
by Cord1936
24 Oct 2017 10:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 155
Views: 20233

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Chicago-based Blackstone Group affiliate to relocate its headquarters to Las Colinas By Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, 10-23-17 ... "Texas is in the heart of our current partnered footprint and an epicenter for energy innovation," GridLiance President and CEO Calvin Crowder sa...

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