Irving 8th Grader Wins National Geographic Bee

Pranay Varada was stung by last year’s National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it’s English; he answered French — and finished in sixth place. Determined to avoid another setback in his final year of eligibility, he started studying for this year’s bee that same day. He spent a… Keep Reading »

$1 Billion Irving Mixed-Use Project Heads Towards Start

Developers are getting closer to starting work on North Texas’ next major mixed-use development. Verizon and KDC’s $1 billion Hidden Ridge development in Las Colinas will include corporate offices, retail, apartments and hotel rooms on a more than 100-acre site west of State Highway 114. The huge project – which has been in the works… Keep Reading »

Seattle, Dallas Top Cities for U.S. Home Price Changes

U.S. home values have risen above the peak before the last recession, according to a new report from Zillow. Nationwide home values are 1 percent higher than they were in 2007, the real estate marketing website said in a new report. North Texas home prices have already soared past pre recession levels. Zillow said D-FW’s… Keep Reading »

Irving’s Caris Life Sciences Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Caris Life Sciences, a leading innovator in molecular science, announced the appointment of John Marshall, M.D., as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Marshall will direct the company’s oncology research efforts via the Caris Research Institute™ and guide clinical strategies for innovative precision medicine tools and tumor profiling services, while continuing to serve as Chairman of the Caris… Keep Reading »

Irving’s A10 Capital helping real estate investors put even bigger bets on North Texas

Middle-market commercial real estate loan originator A10 Capital, which is based in Irving and Boise, Idaho, recently upgraded its North Texas operations, setting up one of its corporate offices in the former home of ESPN. The relocation to 400 E. Las Colinas Blvd. in Irving comes at a time when the real estate investment market… Keep Reading »

Irving-Las Colinas Chamber Hosts U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Business Roundtable

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz addressed members of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce during his travels throughout the state. There, he discussed his efforts to advance policies that will lead to the creation of more good-paying jobs for Texans across the state, and participated in a Q&A with attendees. While visiting with the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber,… Keep Reading »

Irving Chamber welcomed Shawarma Press to Irving with a ribbon cutting

Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce joined City of Irving leaders to celebrate the ribbon cutting for Shawarma Press. The restaurant is located at 411 E. Royal Lane. Shawarma Press started with a dream driven by the craving for authentic Mediterranean fast food, a concept that is still new to Texas. The idea was to open… Keep Reading »

Sirius XM expands its office presence in Irving with big lease

Satellite radio provider Sirius XM has expanded its real estate footprint near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Irving to grow its back-office operations in North Texas. Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc. has signed a lease for 43,403 square feet of office space at Freeport Corporate Center, a two-story, 98,835-square-foot building at 8650 Freeport Parkway… Keep Reading »

Looking for a job? There’s no better place to work than in Dallas, Forbes says

Work it, Dallas: Forbes magazine has named the metropolitan area the No. 1  city for jobs. It is not D-FW of which Forbes speaks, however, but DPI (Dallas, Plano and Irving), ranking the area ahead of metro areas in San Francisco, Nashville, Charlotte and Orlando in its 2017 Best Cities For Jobs listing. “Unlike the… Keep Reading »

​Latest capital raise puts Preston Hollow Capital over $1 billion

Dallas-based investment firm Preston Hollow Capital, which helped finance part of the Irving convention center hotel, has raised $335 million in a new round of funding, according to Chief Executive Jim Thompson. The raise brings the three-year-old firm’s total committed equity to over $1 billion. View full article here. Presented by Dallas Business Journal