Eleganza Tiles Relocating, Expanding Central US Distribution Center

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DALLAS – Eleganza Tiles Inc. has secured 60,092 sf of interstate-fronting showroom and office/warehouse space to expand and relocate its central U.S. distribution center within Dallas’ Tile Mile Park, gaining an enviable location with a five-year lease in a highly competitive wholesale/retail corridor. The Fullerton, Calif.-based distributor will add 20,000 sf with the move in late spring to Dallas Corporate …

Shops at Flower Mound Drawing Health, Wellness-Related Shops

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FLOWER MOUND, Texas – Capitalizing on wellness trends, the Shops at Flower Mound in Denton County has gained another medical services’ provider for its growing mix of health- and beauty-related shops, restaurants and retail. Dr. Arthur Bradley will open Arteva LLC, a chiropractic practice, within 30 days in the Shops at Flower Mound at 2021 Justin Rd. The 44,353-sf neighborhood …

Bradford Expands Senior Brokerage Ranks

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DALLAS – Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has added a 27-year broker as a senior vice president and managing partner, further strengthening its position as a leading commercial real estate employer of seasoned professionals in Dallas/Fort Worth. Joining the company is Jennifer Gray, CCIM, who’s operated her own firm since 2001. She will continue to focus on northeast Tarrant and …

Snider Tire brings 65,000 SF Hub On Line in Great Southwest

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Seeing the expansion capabilities of North Texas, Snider Tire Inc. has opened a 65,000-square-foot regional hub following an extensive overhaul of a longtime vacant structure in the Great Southwest Industrial District. The Greensboro, N.C.-based company’s new hub is located at 840 N. Great Southwest Parkway in Arlington. “It’s a great location and great visibility,” says Michael W. …

Ohio-Based Manufacturer Selects Great Southwest for New Hub

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Ohio-based Niles Building Products Co. has leased 12,400 sf in the Upper Great Southwest Industrial District as its operations base for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and the Gulf Coast markets. An early January occupancy is planned for 609 Avenue R, a 60,910-square-foot building owned by DCT Industrial Trust and leased by Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services. “It …

Centerport Business Park Overview

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by:  Michael W Spain Senior Vice President Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services The CentrePort Business Park (CentrePort) consists of approximately 8.1 million square feet of industrial space, with the breakdown being 1.1 million square feet of flex product and 7.2 million square feet of warehouse/shallow bay product.  CentrePort is a 350 acre master planned, deed restricted business campus that is …

Double Play Fills 58,771 SF of First-Generation Space

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FORT WORTH – In one fell swoop, Sun Life Assurance Co. has gained two tenants for the 58,771-sf balance of first-generation space in Railhead Business Station’s largest structure. The double play came within six months of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services picking up the leasing contract for the 214,190-sf, three-building complex, completed in 2007. Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems Inc. and …

California-based Plastics Manufacturer Leases Valwood Space for New Shop

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DALLAS – With an existing customer base in North Texas, California-based Tri Pack Enterprises is entering the market with a long-term lease in hand for 24,177 sf of warehouse space in Valwood Industrial Park. Shawn Hall, market director of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services in Dallas, represented Tri Pack, which had focused its search on Valwood to be close to …

Cosmic Jump Readying 20,280 SF In Allen For Texas Launch

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ALLEN, Texas – Keying in on the city’s demographics, National Trampoline Entertainment Dallas I LLC has leased the 20,280-sf balance of Cornerstone Crossing to introduce Arizona-based trampoline park Cosmic Jump to Texans. Two months of fast-paced talks secured the win for Susan Singer, senior vice president and managing partner of Dallas-based Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, who represented the landlord …

Eight Shop Owners Firm Up Leases At Three Dallas-Area Centers

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DALLAS – With the holiday shopping season about to begin, seven existing tenants and one new shop owner have secured their spaces by finalizing leases for a combined 16,187 sf at three neighborhood centers in Dallas/Fort Worth. The retail rally was secured by Leigh C. Richter, senior vice president of Dallas-based Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services; her husband, Paul Richter, …

Bradford Reports Three Deals Totaling 30,000-Plus SF

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Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has reported three Dallas-area transactions totaling more than 30,000 square feet. – Alere Wellology Inc. has renewed 11,508 sf of class A office space in 9400 NCX, 9400 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, with Rosemont Realty. Sharon Friedberg and Melanie Hughes, senior vice presidents with Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, represented the landlord. Patrick McCaffrey of …

Bradford Reports Four Local Leases Totaling 34,000 SF

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Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has reported four local transactions totaling approximately 34,000 square feet: SS Fuelco Inc. has renewed 11,195 sf of warehouse space in Venture Business Court, 2707 Realty Rd., Carrollton, TX. Brian Pafford, vice president and managing partner of Bradford, represented the landlord, Acquiport DFWIP Inc., in the direct deal. Hydro Conduit Corp., dba Rinker Materials Concrete …

2011 Most Powerful & Influential Women

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The 7th Annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference was held, April 6th through April 8th, 2011 at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, 2055 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, Texas. The criteria for consideration and nomination included the following: • Provides leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors • Sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope …

Industrial Market Snapshot – Dallas/Fort Worth

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Industrial Market Snapshot – Dallas/Fort Worth The Dallas/Fort Worth Industrial vacancy rates are trending down from historical highs despite lingering affects from the recession.  It remains a tenant market in a broad sense, but at the “low and mid-size” end of the spectrum, under 50,000 square feet, incentives are beginning to marginally abate as velocity, leasing and sales from these …

Industrial Rebound Could Absorb 200 Million SF in 2011

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Industrial Rebound Could Absorb 200 Million SF in 2011 March 2, 2011 By Paul Rosta, Senior Editor, Commercial Property Executive If positive economic trends continue throughout 2011, absorption in the U.S. industrial market could hit 200 million square feet for the year, according to projections by Colliers International. That total would represent a remarkable turnaround for the sector, which recorded …

20,965-SF Deal Leases Up Jupiter 190 Business Park

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20,965-SF Deal Leases Up Jupiter 190 Business Park PLANO, Texas – RREEF North America has filled the last opening in Jupiter 190 Business Park, leasing 20,965 sf to Neo Tech Wireless Inc. Dave Anderson, executive vice president for CB Richard Ellis in Dallas, represented Neo Tech, a Samsung vendor poised to replace sublease space with a long-term address in Jupiter …

Bradford Promotes Pafford, Spain; Hires Market Director

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Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services has promoted two veteran brokers to senior vice president and hired a market director for the Stemmons Corridor/DFW Airport submarket. Promoted were Brian Pafford and Michael W. Spain, who joined the company in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Both professionals are managing partners, each with more than nine years of industry experience. Pafford and Spain were …

Aviation Firm Keeps North American Hub in Heritage Business Park

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A&B Properties Inc. and Dallas Airmotive Inc. have signed a long-term lease for the 134,640-sf Heritage Business Park Building V. Michael W. Spain, vice president and managing partner of Dallas-based Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, and Todd Lambeth, senior vice president and managing partner, represented the Honolulu-based landlord in the direct talks with the park’s 10-year tenant. The office/warehouse at …

Texas Leads the Way in Recovery

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COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – The Texas economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy in the current recovery, according to the Real Estate Center’s latest monthly economic review. The state’s economy gained 194,400 jobs from November 2009 to November 2010, an annual growth rate of 1.9 percent, compared with the nation’s 842,000 jobs, an annual growth rate of 0.6 …

Sun Life Taps Bradford for 519,915 SF Railhead Portfolio

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Sun Life Taps Bradford for 519,915 SF Railhead Portfolio Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services will be leasing a four-building, class A industrial portfolio, totaling 519,905 sf, for Toronto-based Sun Life Financial Inc. Effective immediately, Bradford’s Karen Simon, executive vice president, and Nick Talley, market director, are the new leasing agents for the three-building Railhead Business Station at 500, 600 and …