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July 23, 2014

SRS Real Estate Partners has hired Daniel Poku as an associate in the Dallas/Fort Worth office.

Dallas — SRS Real Estate Partners has hired Daniel Poku as an associate in the Dallas/Fort Worth office. A newcomer to the industry, Poku has a background in economics.

Poku is a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University. Poku is also currently pursuing a new venture called CauseCakes, with plans to launch fall 2014. CauseCakes partnered with a local bakery to provide cupcakes with wrappers that prompt acts of random kindness for special events and corporate meetings.

 

July 21, 2014

Trademark Property Co. announced it has been engaged to manage and lease Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, a 610,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use open-air center in Cedar Hill, Texas.

Fort Worth, Texas -- Trademark Property Co. announced it has been engaged to manage and lease Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, a 610,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use open-air center in Cedar Hill, Texas.

Strategically located in the midst of a dynamic retail hub less than 20 minutes south of downtown Dallas, Uptown Village includes 350,000 sq. ft. of specialty stores and restaurants and 35,000 sq. ft. of office space.

July 14, 2014

X Team International partner Venture Commercial Real Estate has completed leases for two LA Fitness locations in Austin and McKinney, Texas.

Dallas -- X Team International partner Venture Commercial Real Estate has completed leases for two LA Fitness locations in Austin and McKinney, Texas.
 
"As LA Fitness continues to expand its footprint into North and Central Texas, our focus remains on identifying prime locations that will both meet the club's needs and generate increased foot traffic," said Venture Commercial Partner John Zikos.   
    

July 10, 2014

Warby Parker, the hip online eyewear retailer, has opened its sixth retail location, a 1,050-sq.-ft. store in Dallas.

Warby Parker, the hip online eyewear retailer, has opened its sixth retail location, a 1,050-sq.-ft. store in Dallas.  

July 7, 2014

To the extent that it can be said about the nation’s fourth most populous city, Houston has been flying under the radar. While Houston is far from an obscure metropolis, its emerging status as one of America’s truly iconic cities seemingly has yet to take hold in the public consciousness.

By Jason Baker and Kenneth Katz, co-founders and principals, Baker Katz

July 3, 2014

Warby Parker, the hip online eyewear retailer, has opened its sixth retail location, a 1,050-sq.-ft. store in Dallas.

New York -- Warby Parker, the hip online eyewear retailer, has opened its sixth retail location, a 1,050-sq.-ft. store in Dallas.

June 30, 2014

A 20,000-sq.-ft. retail center is planned to open in El Paso, Texas, this summer.

El Paso, Texas – A 20,000-sq.-ft. retail center is planned to open in El Paso, Texas, this summer. The center will be constructed by EP Riverbend Development and real estate broker Will Brown on a mostly empty site occupied by a single liquor store, which will be torn down.

The center will be called The Substation and offer spaces as small as 800 sq. ft. for rental. Plans include outdoor spaces and seating and a closed pedestrian mall. Construction is set to begin in the fall.

June 11, 2014

Online eyewear retailer is opening its sixth retail location, a 1,050-sq.-ft. store in Dallas. It will open on June 18.

New York — Online eyewear retailer is opening its sixth retail location, a 1,050-sq.-ft. store in Dallas. It will open on June 18.

May 29, 2014

Cadence McShane Construction Company has completed the renovation and new construction assignment at Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, Texas, on behalf of owners GTM Development Ltd., a joint venture created by Cencor and The MGHerring Group.

Addison, Texas Cadence McShane Construction Company has completed the renovation and new construction assignment at Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, Texas, on behalf of owners GTM Development Ltd., a joint venture created by Cencor and The MGHerring Group.

May 15, 2014

Redevelopment has begun at Victory Park in Dallas.

Dallas — Redevelopment has begun at Victory Park in Dallas.

The initial phase of redevelopment, scheduled to finish up late this year, aims to improve the pedestrian experience and connect American Airlines Center/Victory Plaza and the southern area of Victory Park.

April 30, 2014

Baker Katz has acquired four retail properties throughout the greater Houston area — in the neighboring cities of Port Arthur, Lake Jackson, Beaumont and Tomball.

Houston, Texas — Baker Katz has acquired four retail properties throughout the greater Houston area — in the neighboring cities of Port Arthur, Lake Jackson, Beaumont and Tomball.

The Port Arthur property is a 90,000-sq.-ft., single-tenant building purchased from the Sutherland Lumber Co. for an undisclosed amount. Baker Katz plans to renovate the building and convert it to a multi-tenant space. Hobby Lobby has signed a 58,000-sq.-ft. lease, and Party City has signed a lease for 13,000 sq. ft.

April 30, 2014

SRS Real Estate Partners has named Carissa Brown senior associate in the Dallas-Fort Worth office.

Dallas — SRS Real Estate Partners has named Carissa Brown senior associate in the Dallas-Fort Worth office. Brown will focus on tenant representation, landlord representation and SRS urban services.

Brown joins SRS from Venture Commercial, where she specialized in site selection and market expansion strategies for retailers. She was a member of Venture Commercial’s top producing team for 2013, helping to increase production by more than 75%.

April 30, 2014

Whole Foods Market has leased a 45,000-sq.-ft. location in Waterside, the new 63-acre master-planned, mixed-use property being developed by Trademark Property Co.

Fort Worth, Texas — Whole Foods Market has leased a 45,000-sq.-ft. location in Waterside, the new 63-acre master-planned, mixed-use property being developed by Trademark Property Co. Slated to open in the spring of 2016, it will be Whole Foods first grocery in Fort Worth.

Located on the Trinity River, Waterside will offer retail, restaurants, office, hotel and residential uses in a walk-able setting that will include a new extension of the Trinity Trail.

April 29, 2014

LA Fitness has signed leases for four new spaces, two in Austin, Texas, and two in San Antonio, Texas.

Dallas — LA Fitness has signed leases for four new spaces, two in Austin, Texas, and two in San Antonio, Texas. Venture Commercial Real Estate represented LA Fitness in each transaction.

In Austin, LA Fitness plans to begin construction immediately on a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility at 2020 Anderson Lane and a 46,200-sq.-ft. facility in the Lamar Oaks Shopping center on Lamar Boulevard. Retail Solutions and The Weitzman Group represented the landlords for the Anderson Lane and Lamar Boulevard locations, respectively.

April 23, 2014

Yogurtland has signed a lease for 1,242 sq. ft. at Mansfield Crossing in Mansfield, Texas.

Irving, Texas — Yogurtland has signed a lease for 1,242 sq. ft. at Mansfield Crossing in Mansfield, Texas.

WindStar Properties represented the landlord, Mansfield Matlock Partners, in the transaction.  Transwestern Retail represented Yogurtland.

 

April 21, 2014

SRS Real Estate Partners welcomes T.J. Powell as first VP in the Austin office. He will focus on tenant and landlord representation.

Dallas - SRS Real Estate Partners welcomes T.J. Powell as first VP in the Austin office. He will focus on tenant and landlord representation.

Powell has four years of commercial real estate experience and joins SRS from Retail Solutions, where he focused on third-party project leasing and tenant representation.

April 9, 2014

The Fresh Market and Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria will open locations at WestBend, a mixed-use development in Fort Worth, Texas, owned by Trademark Property Co.

Fort Worth, Texas — The Fresh Market and Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria will open locations at WestBend, a mixed-use development in Fort Worth, Texas, owned by Trademark Property Co.

March 27, 2014

Robert Graham has signed a new lease agreement to open a branded retail store featuring the full Robert Graham collection in NorthPark Center in Dallas.

New York -- Robert Graham has signed a new lease agreement to open a branded retail store featuring the full Robert Graham collection in NorthPark Center in Dallas. The store will carry the complete range of Robert Graham, including men's sportswear, premium denim, furnishings, accessories, outerwear, newly launched footwear collection and women's sportswear.

NorthPark Center features a unique backdrop of art, architecture and landscaping for the enjoyment of its discerning customers. The Robert Graham store will open in late Spring 2014.

March 26, 2014

Dickey’s Barbecue will open seven new locations this week — in Kent, Wash.; Richland, Miss.; Vienna, Va.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Clinton Township, Mich.; Yonkers, N.Y.; and Dallas.

Dallas — Dickey’s Barbecue will open seven new locations this week — in Kent, Wash.; Richland, Miss.; Vienna, Va.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Clinton Township, Mich.; Yonkers, N.Y.; and Dallas.

The fast-growing 391-unit restaurant chain has added more than 200 stores in the past two years. There are more than 150 stores in development.

 

March 25, 2014

I recently attended the 2014 SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment, Construction Services) conference in Grapevine, Texas, and came away with some fascinating food for thought. The event, which is produced by Chain Store Age, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

I recently attended the 2014 SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment, Construction Services) conference in Grapevine, Texas, and came away with some fascinating food for thought. The event, which is produced by Chain Store Age, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

March 24, 2014

CBRE’s nation retail investment group has announced the sale of San Antonio’s Westover Marketplace Shopping Center on behalf of Coventry Real Estate Advisors.

Los AngelesCBRE’s nation retail investment group has announced the sale of San Antonio’s Westover Marketplace Shopping Center on behalf of Coventry Real Estate Advisors. Inland American purchased the 242,664-sq.-ft. property for an undisclosed price.

The Class A regional power center resides inside the Westover Hills master-planned development. It is 93.4% occupied.

March 20, 2014

DSW Inc. plans to open two new stores in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mentor, Ohio.

Columbus, Ohio – DSW Inc. plans to open two new stores in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mentor, Ohio. Both stores are scheduled to open March 27.

DSW Rewards is a free loyalty program in which customers earn certificates toward future DSW purchases and receive special member-only offers. Customers can also participate in a Shoe Lover community on Facebook to receive exclusive offers and giveaways.

March 19, 2014

CBRE’s Private Capital Group has announced the sale of Josey Rosemeade Shopping Center, an unanchored strip center in Carrollton, Texas.

Dallas — CBRE’s Private Capital Group has announced the sale of Josey Rosemeade Shopping Center, an unanchored strip center in Carrollton, Texas.

Located just northwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area in an affluent, densely populated area, the 14,500-sq.-ft. center received more than 20 offers.

March 17, 2014

Greenway Investment Co. has acquired Denton Town Center in Denton, Texas, from a family trust represented by the Dallas office of Transwestern.

Dallas -- Greenway Investment Co. has acquired Denton Town Center in Denton, Texas, from a family trust represented by the Dallas office of Transwestern. Dollar-Flowers Realty Partners represented Greenway.

March 12, 2014

A Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee has signed an agreement to open fast-casual PizzaRev restaurants throughout the St. Louis, Mo., and Austin, Texas, markets.

Los Angeles — A Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee has signed an agreement to open fast-casual PizzaRev restaurants throughout the St. Louis, Mo., and Austin, Texas, markets.

The PizzaPeel franchise group plans to open four PizzaRevs in Austin and three in St. Louis. The agreement also includes rights to develop both regions further.