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Genuine Authority Calls for Brevity

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Earlier this week while touring a prospective commercial office leasing tenant and longtime friend, Dan Sampson, through one of my properties, he shared with me some good thoughts on the concept of authority. He said that when we have a great deal of experience in our chosen professions, we are able to speak to clients with authority. He shared a …

1031 Exchange Buyer Buys Fully Leased Office/Warehouse in Arlington

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ARLINGTON, Texas – A California-based 1031 exchange investor has acquired a 14,820-sf commercial real estate office/warehouse on two acres along one of the busiest arteries in southeast Arlington, snapping up a fully leased project with near-term rollover. The project, located at 1901 Southeast Parkway, boasts 208 feet of frontage and ample parking for tenants. The deal was completed in less …

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Bradford Women Breaking Barriers in CRE

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Recent headlines depict women as bumping into a ‘glass ceiling’ in their quest for corporate success.  Does this apply to women in commercial real estate also? The glass ceiling is described as a barrier “so subtle that it is transparent, yet so strong that it prevents women from moving up the corporate hierarchy.” From their vantage point on the corporate …

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Kids Have an Awesome Day at BRADFORD

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Bradford’s Take your Kids to Work Day last Friday was an action-packed day filled with lots of activities. Bradford encouraged their employees to invite the kids to join them at work to gain exposure to the workplace and see where mom or dad worked. An awesome day Coordinated by Miriam Dominguez, office manager, executive assistant, a fun-filled day was planned …

U.S. Economic Expansion Has Clear Runway to 2021, Says Wells Fargo Economist

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The current U.S. economic expansion — 120 months and counting — is poised to become the longest in modern U.S. history come July. Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, says the runway is clear for additional growth until at least 2021 before the start of the next recession. The last time the U.S. economy expanded …

Hot Days Cool Treats

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The sounds of summer:  a string of jingly notes cutting through the sticky-hot air.  Mouths water.  Parents reach for their wallets.  Kids lace up their shoes and hit the pavement. The ice cream truck was coming. Does that fun end when we grow up?  What’s better on a hot day than a cool treat. How about an ice cream float …

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My First Year in Commercial Real Estate

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As many tenured agents and property managers can attest, the first year in commercial real estate can be grueling. Being prepared for what’s to come is your best bet for achieving success during your first year. Every workplace has a mix of skilled professionals covering the gamut of generations. Generation Xers grew up at the peak of the Cold War …

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Bradford Team Bags Three Renewals For Kennington Commercial Portfolio

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DALLAS — Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has scored a triple play, totaling 13,838 sf, in direct talks for three industrial flex properties in Carrollton. Securing the win for the landlord, Kennington Commercial, is Bradford’s leasing team of Brian Pafford, senior vice president and managing partner; Susan Singer, executive vice president; and Ryan Coretz, broker associate. The newly signed, long-term …

Fishing the Talent Pool

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Mentoring and training are some of the most important components in finding the next crop of Commercial Real Estate professionals. One firm dedicated to growing with young professionals is Dallas-based CORFAC member Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services.  President and CEO Kevin Santaularia, says his firm is committed to being a generational, “evergreen” company. To achieve this, he says, “there is …

100 Years of Office Space Trends

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The modern office focuses on technology, comfort and collaboration, but the road to get to a place with standing desks and flexible work stations was more than a century in the making. From the first open floor plans of the early 1900s to the introduction of the cubicle to the current creative office trends, office spaces are an ever-evolving concept that is …

Bradford Secures over 75,000 sf of Deals in 45 days

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DALLAS – Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has inked over 75,000 sf of deals in the last 45 days across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Stellar results and successful deals are a product of our philosophy and Bradfords’ leasing team is motivated to see that through. Size of the deal is not the driving factor; our client’s satisfaction is the measure …

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Why We Network

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The North Texas commercial real estate community is truly blessed by the number of quality organizations for professionals. The Real Estate Council, NTCAR, NAIOP, SIOR, ICSC, CREW, TREC and many others offer avenues for CRE professionals to enhance their expertise and build relationships. With so many organizations and events to choose from, how does one decide? I always suggest aligning …

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Bradford Promotes Simpson, Santaularia

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DALLAS – Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has promoted two professionals to leadership positions in the firm. David Simpson, executive vice president of Bradford Management Co. Inc., has been named the parent company’s newest managing partner. Julie Santaularia was promoted to director of marketing and client services. Simpson began his property management career in 1985 at Vantage Management Co. Inc., …

Why Google is planning a $600M investment in Midlothian

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Google is making an even larger investment than expected for its first data center in Texas. The search-engine giant, part of the Silicon Valley’s Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), is putting $600 million in the Ellis County facility, according to a statement on Friday. The company says it will create a number of jobs at the data center and hundreds of …

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Lucid Energy Group Expands Headquarters To 34,585 sf at Citymark on Katy Trail

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DALLAS – Snapping up a full-floor opportunity, Lucid Energy Group has nearly doubled the size of its headquarters, upping the total to 34,585 sf, at Citymark on Katy Trail, a well-positioned, highly recognizable class A office project in Dallas’ prestigious Uptown. With the added space, the firm will now occupy two full floors in the 11-story tower at 3100 McKinnon …

DFW Job Growth Exceeds 3%, Boosts Housing

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Mortgage rate, stock market and other economic fluctuations will always have an effect on consumer confidence, but DFW area builders have been able to adjust, improving cycle times and leveraging costs. DALLAS—In its latest new hire, Trendmaker Homes hopes to capitalize on a metro known for its strong employment growth and housing affordability. Dallas-Fort Worth, which ranked in the top …

2019 Gala Auction and Casino Night

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“Dear Leigh and Kevin, Thank you so much for underwriting the kick-off to our 2019 Gala.  With your help, we were able to gather momentum and attract sponsorships for our biggest fundraiser of the year.  You enabled Our Friends Place to raise over $360,000 and connect with over 500 friends to help the hundreds of young women Our Friends Place …