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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
DFW's biggest, best deals honored by Best Real Estate Deals of 2013
After more than two decades of celebrating North Texas' Best Real Estate Deals, this year's most-honored real estate deal caught the eyes of the world.
The opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center brought sitting President Barack Obama, as well as former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to Dallas to celebrate the opening and dedication of the new $250 million, 226,000-square-foot library, museum and policy institute.
In less than a year, the presidential project brought in more than 400,000 visitors despite a government shutdown of nearly two weeks.
That impact to the region is one reason why Mayor Mike Rawlings presented theDallas Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deal of 2013 to the George W. Bush Presidential Center Tuesday evening at The Ritz-Carlton in Uptown Dallas.
The success of the new development wasn't alone. This past year was a busy one for real estate developers, brokers and companies seeking to expand their presence in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Along with the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Jerry Jones decided he wanted to give the Dallas Cowboys a new home in Frisco, the State Farm Insurance-anchored CityLine project got underway and Craig Hall landed KPMG as the namesake tenant of his first phase of Hall Arts.
At this year's 22nd Annual Best Real Estate Deal of the Year Awards at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, members of the North Texas real estate community came together to celebrate those big deals.
Earlier in the evening, Rawlings updated the city on his GrowSouth plan, an economic development initiative centered on southern Dallas.
The economic development plan, which recently wrapped up its second year, is improving, but it could be developing faster if there was more partnership with some of the big guns in the room, he told the sold-out audience of more than 400 people.
"I'm here to help you make money," Rawlings said, adding he'd personally take developers and real estate professionals on tours of the city's southern corridor to help bring business south of the central business district.