real estate: Does Business Keep You Up at Night? - 07/30/13 07:46 AM
The changing economy can adversely affect your sense of personal well-being. It’s natural to worry about your business. But are there tools that you aren’t utilizing that could give you more peace of mind?
Nicholas Sakelaris of the Dallas Business Journal has some interesting tips for easing your business mind at the end of the day. Click here to read his article.
But what else can help enhance your business in turbulent economic times? The easiest answer is to have advocates on your side who are specialists. For example, (shameless plug alert) your second largest business expense is probably your office … (1 comments)

real estate: REATA Client Profile: My Possibilities - 07/10/13 08:24 AM
REATA talks with Michael Thomas from My Possibilities exciting future in their new building! 
 

 
My name is Michael Thomas. I’m the executive director for My Possibilities. We’re a nonprofit organization for adults with cognitive disabilities. We’re a continued education center. We pick up where the school system leaves off.
My Possibilities. Each HIPster (Hugely Important Person – the acronym we use for our adults) have a wide variety of different cognitive disabilities. They can range from autism to Down’s Syndrome and cerebral palsy. We have adults who have traumatic brain injuries and really everything in between. Regardless of … (0 comments)

real estate: Business Grows in Frisco - 06/25/13 08:05 AM
Candace Carlisle of the Dallas Business Journal covers the Con-way Multimodal office expansion in Frisco. At nearly 10,000 square feet, Con-way increases its footprint at Hall Office Park! 
Now is a great time for expanding business as the economy (especially in the Dallas/North Dallas area) picks up. As one of the fastest expanding economic markets, it’s not surprising that businesses in Dallas, Plano and Frisco need more space! Many companies are reluctant to expand in a down economy. Even though their business may be doing well, they question if it’s sustainable when so many other businesses are weakening. So it’s good … (0 comments)

real estate: Office Beat - 05/07/13 08:24 AM
As a former landlord and current tenant broker, it’s impossible not to have a strong admiration for great buildings.  Some have architecture and personality that draw you in and excite you while others just leave you flat and bored. John Alvarado approaches buildings in an interesting way- by giving them musical styles. Read his blog here to see what I mean.
So here are my questions: What’s the musical style of your office? Does the “musical style” of your office follow the beat of your business? 
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real estate: REATA Client Profile: The Sport Source - 04/30/13 09:15 AM
REATA sat down with Charlie Kadupski of The Sport Source to learn about programs available for student athletes throughout the country. 

My name is Kadupski. I am the CEO and founder of the Sport Source, which is an educational publishing company. Our niche in the market is assisting student athletes in making a college decision and their future decisions.
What we do is have e-learning labs that assist the kids. From 8:30-5:30 Central Standard Time, you can get a live body. We work with youth organizations. We work with independent school districts to assist them in helping their kids transition … (0 comments)

real estate: Shopping in a Landlord's Market - 04/02/13 08:10 AM
On the cusp of job growth and economic stimulation, tenant incentives fly out of the window. Curious about just how dramatic the changes have already been so far? Check out Bill Cawlely’s blog post “Pendulum Shifting in Landlord’s Favor”
What can tenants do about suddenly becoming the underdog? Make sure you have representation on your side. Tenant Reps are one of the most effective ways to shift power on your side of lease negotiations in a growing landlord market. 
 
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real estate: REATA Client Profile: Total Class Solutions - 02/20/13 08:37 AM
REATA sat down with Tim Taylor from Total Class Solutions to learn about class actions and how their office space works for them.
 

 
Total Class Solutions is a national class action administrator that specializes predominantly in construction defect issues, although we are currently expanding to other issues during 2012. It is often thought of as an insurance company-related business. It is not. It’s handling class actions and working specifically with both defendant and plaintiff attorneys who are settling or about to settle cases.
The management team of Total Class Solutions has been handling class actions for over 15 … (0 comments)

real estate: Dallas’s Largest Office Leas…Ever - 02/12/13 08:07 AM
State Farm is not shy when it comes to leasing office space in Dallas. In fact, they are on a tear. Although their official HQ in Bloomington, Illinois is supposedly not planning to move here, State Farm has amassed just over 2 million square feet of leased office space in the Metroplex in recent months. The majority of this space is in Richardson where they signed a 1.5 million square foot (SF) lease in a to-be-built mixed-use development. This is the largest office lease recorded in Dallas history, and who can blame them. It’s located adjacent to the DART Rail Bush … (0 comments)

real estate: REATA Client Profile: Cogent Company - 01/29/13 08:12 AM
REATA talks with Marc Hoppers from Cogent Company who discusses working with REATA Commercial Realty.

Cogent is a management IT consulting firm. We serve clients in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas primarily with helping clients figure out how to use Microsoft technology. Quite a bit of our work has been in financial services and insurance. In the last few years we’ve been moving into restaurant, hospitality and retail.
I’ve been working with Reata probably since 2002 or 2003 in a previous real estate investment business. The reason that we engaged Reata to begin with and the reason that we’re pleased … (0 comments)

real estate: Green Retrofitting in Dallas - 01/22/13 08:25 AM
Advancial Tower in Uptown has new owners! This is a high-rise office tower adjacent to the new Klyde Warren Park. New ownership can be a great thing. Changes brought by visionary owners can make a positive impact on tenants and the neighborhood. The new owners of the Advancial Tower plan to add sustainable practices to the building. What does that mean? Sustainable practices are sometimes known as green retrofitting.
 
Doug Gatlin, Vice President of the Green Building Council in Washington D.C., says “…Green retrofits are any kind of upgrade to an existing building that is wholly or partially occupied to … (2 comments)

real estate: The Good, The Kinda Bad and the Growth in Dallas - 01/15/13 08:59 AM
Dallas has enjoyed steady job growth and didn’t suffer nearly as bad as much of the country during the economic downturn. Job growth means more demand for commercial space. If more businesses begin to grow and/or move to Dallas, what does that mean for those of us who are already here? Change and growth always bring bad with the good. But really, even the “bad” is pretty good.
 
The good news: more business in Dallas means more potential clients and more economic growth for everyone and Dallas will begin to skyrocket closer to the top of places to do business … (2 comments)

real estate: Consider Your Rent as Advertising - 08/04/08 12:03 PM
The following is an article sent to me by a friend.  It was written by Roy H. Williams. the Wizard of Ads.  You can find him on the web at www.wizardofads.com.  This article clearly explains why "expensive rent is the cheapest advertising your money can buy."
"Follow the Sound of Bulldozersand the Smell of Fresh Paint
By Roy H. Williams
Commercially speaking, where are things happening in your town? Move to where the action is. Follow Best Buy, Home Depot, Starbucks and the other Big Boys who have already done the research. Nothing draws a crowd like a crowd. Media costs are escalating and the … (0 comments)

 
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