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Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 25 May 2019 16:04
by Jbarn
texasstar wrote:
Jbarn wrote:Hopefully the fact that Lowe’s wants rail access will automatically disqualify Plano and Frisco.


Plano has DART Rail.


I am referring to the parts of Plano that every corporation is flocking to, Legacy, Legacy West, Granite Park, etc...I work at Granite Park, it is a transit desert.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 15:10
by Tnexster
Lowe's picks Charlotte after dangling potential of 2,000 new tech jobs in Dallas

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... obs-dallas

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 18:20
by clcrash19
Crap, dallas is always the bridesmaid it feels like.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 09:32
by Cbdallas
It makes me wonder what is missing in our package that we loose these tech wins to other cities. If we loose Uber then Dallas really needs to take some deep searching and quick action.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 10:02
by DPatel304
I wonder if certain companies have no interest in Dallas, but, since we known for ponying up the big bucks, they like to use us for leverage. I definitely felt that way about HQ2, and it could have been the case here as well.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 10:47
by Mgreen15
DPatel304 wrote:I wonder if certain companies have no interest in Dallas, but, since we known for ponying up the big bucks, they like to use us for leverage.


It’s funny, you could replace “companies” with “free agents” and this statement would perfectly describe the local NBA franchise.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 12:04
by Tnexster
DPatel304 wrote:I wonder if certain companies have no interest in Dallas, but, since we known for ponying up the big bucks, they like to use us for leverage. I definitely felt that way about HQ2, and it could have been the case here as well.


They went where they really wanted to go, the talent base alone heavily favored Dallas but for whatever reason (and it could be anything) they picked Charlotte.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 12:32
by tamtagon
^With Lowe's, I'm not sure the advantages Dallas carried would have ever been enough to overcome the hometown advantage Charlotte had.

Dallas seems to be the future for Uber, though.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 15:43
by NdoorTX
Tnexster wrote:
DPatel304 wrote:I wonder if certain companies have no interest in Dallas, but, since we known for ponying up the big bucks, they like to use us for leverage. I definitely felt that way about HQ2, and it could have been the case here as well.


They went where they really wanted to go, the talent base alone heavily favored Dallas but for whatever reason (and it could be anything) they picked Charlotte.


Yeah, I’m sure Charlotte had the “lock” on it as the HQ is down the way from there. This popped up as a last minute, dark horse situation- so it seemed odd that Dallas was added as a contender. I’m sure Lowe’s wanted a sweeter deal from their intended location and used this as leverage.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 18:21
by clcrash19
Its all about landing Uber.. Dallas has to close that one.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 29 Jun 2019 10:43
by Tnexster
clcrash19 wrote:Its all about landing Uber.. Dallas has to close that one.


Yeah, I am a little concerned what it says if we don't land Uber.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 29 Jun 2019 11:18
by tamtagon
^word

I would have to think, thought, Dallas is just about perfect for Uber to strengthen the brand, test flying taxi prototypes and marketing plans. It's really no surprise Dallas joins Los Angeles to work out the kinks in the science fiction flying car product.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 01 Jul 2019 10:08
by lakewoodhobo
Indian hotel chain Oyo launches in U.S with $300 million investment, Dallas home base
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/hot ... -home-base

It's an interesting business, taking bottom-of-the-barrel motels and rebranding them into something resembling a hip chain. I just hope they've done their research because at least in Dallas, places like the Knights Inn near Love Field (which recently became an Oyo property) are basically apartments for the homeless.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 01 Jul 2019 10:49
by vman
lakewoodhobo wrote:Indian hotel chain Oyo launches in U.S with $300 million investment, Dallas home base
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/hot ... -home-base

It's an interesting business, taking bottom-of-the-barrel motels and rebranding them into something resembling a hip chain. I just hope they've done their research because at least in Dallas, places like the Knights Inn near Love Field (which recently became an Oyo property) are basically apartments for the homeless.


I saw one of these recently off 635 in North Dallas. I was curious and read some reviews when I got to work. Most of the reviews on these hotels are HORRIBLE, I mean really HORRIBLE. I don't think I'll be checking into one anytime soon.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 01 Jul 2019 12:15
by homeworld1031tx
This is a really interesting one. I noticed that a pretty dilapidated hotel on the NW corner of 75 and 635 was reonvated above a year ago into something called "Hotel Alexis". I felt pretty bad for the guys because it looks like they put a fair amount of money into it, and then it was totally stagnant and from the parking lot looked like it wasn't getting much traffic. I can't imagine how hard it must be to run a hotel that isn't under a hotel brand/flag. It folded in about 6 months and was very quickly rebranded as this Oyo Townhouse, and since then it appears to be receiving much more traffic.

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 01 Jul 2019 12:45
by lakewoodhobo
vman wrote:
lakewoodhobo wrote:Indian hotel chain Oyo launches in U.S with $300 million investment, Dallas home base
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/hot ... -home-base

It's an interesting business, taking bottom-of-the-barrel motels and rebranding them into something resembling a hip chain. I just hope they've done their research because at least in Dallas, places like the Knights Inn near Love Field (which recently became an Oyo property) are basically apartments for the homeless.


I saw one of these recently off 635 in North Dallas. I was curious and read some reviews when I got to work. Most of the reviews on these hotels are HORRIBLE, I mean really HORRIBLE. I don't think I'll be checking into one anytime soon.


Drug spoon under the bed. Yikes.

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Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 01 Jul 2019 14:31
by DPatel304
Top D-FW community developer Republic Property heads to downtown Dallas with HQ move
Republic Property Group plans to move 70 people from the One Lincoln Park buiding on North Central Expressway to the 12th floor of the 400 South Record building.

https://outline.com/pP2x32

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Posted: 07 Jul 2019 07:51
by PonyUp13
lakewoodhobo wrote:Indian hotel chain Oyo launches in U.S with $300 million investment, Dallas home base
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/hot ... -home-base

It's an interesting business, taking bottom-of-the-barrel motels and rebranding them into something resembling a hip chain. I just hope they've done their research because at least in Dallas, places like the Knights Inn near Love Field (which recently became an Oyo property) are basically apartments for the homeless.


Aside from the Oyo venture I hope we can continue to be a beachhead for Indian investment. I think we all know the stats in this forum about the population from the subcontinent in Dallas so hopefully those ties lead to more in the future.