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Irving companies, developments named finalists in Best Real Estate Deals of the Year

Judges across the commercial real estate sector met last week to select the top transactions, leases and more in the surging North Texas market. This year, several deals stood out and were chosen as the outright winners of their respective categories, like The Music Factory in the Community Impact category. From corporate relocations to single-family… Keep Reading »

Texas Facility Hires Anthony Williams to Lead Maintenance Operations

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas has announced Anthony Williams is the new director of golf course maintenance and landscaping at the acclaimed golf resort spanning over 400 acres of property. Williams joins the Four Seasons Dallas family after a 30-year career with Marriott Hotels, a run that culminated with him receiving the… Keep Reading »

U.S. Chamber and MetLife Creating Quarterly Small Business Index

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife have agreed to a partnership targeting small businesses that includes the creation of a quarterly small business research index. The deal also provides for local market events focused on small businesses and extends to the chamber’s annual national Dream Big Small Business Awards program in Washington, D.C., as well. “There’s… Keep Reading »

Four Seasons hotel bar in Las Colinas gets a revamp

There’s been a lot of change at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas recently. Less than a year ago, the hotel’s longtime restaurant Cafe on the Green underwent a makeover to become LAW restaurant. Now the adjacent bar is set to debut a new look. The Outlaw Taproom, as it’s called, opened softly in… Keep Reading »

With Music Factory Nearing Completion, Irving’s Pipeline Still Looks Full

Ark Group’s Music Factory is more than 60% complete. The mixed-use development — a public-private partnership with the City of Irving — is just one of many major projects happening in Las Colinas, despite the barriers to entry of a strict master plan. The mixed-use project will have 250k SF of entertainment, retail and restaurants,… Keep Reading »

Exeter Finance Appoints Company Veteran Brad Nall as New Chief Financial Officer

Exeter Finance Corp., a specialty auto finance company in Irving, Texas, announced today the appointment of company veteran Brad Nall to Chief Financial Officer, effective February 1, 2017. Nall joined Exeter Finance Corp. in July 2012 and has over 25 years of experience in the consumer finance industry. He has held numerous senior roles during his career within budgeting and strategic planning,… Keep Reading »

FelCor Lodging Names New CEO

Thirty-three-year hospitality veteran Steve Goldman has been named chief executive officer of FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. Goldman takes over the position and a board seat at FelCor (NYSE: FCH) effective March 1. Prior to being hired to the Irving company’s top post, he served as president of SH Group, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group that oversees the… Keep Reading »

Linda McMahon Confirmed by Senate as SBA Administrator

The U.S. Senate confirmed on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s nomination of Linda E. McMahon as the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Small businesses are the engine of our national economy,” McMahon said upon her confirmation. “I will work to revitalize a spirit of entrepreneurship in America.  Small businesses want to feel they… Keep Reading »

Two North Texas Credit Unions to Merge

One of the largest credit unions In North Texas, Arlington-based Texas Trust, has agreed to merge with Las Colinas’ Qualtrust Credit Union, the Dallas Business Journal has learned. Texas Trust, which had recently reached $1 billion in assets, will add Qualtrust’s roughly $200 million in assets, and bring their combined members to more than 105,000. The companies made pre-merger filings… Keep Reading »

Irving Housing Prices Continue their Steady Climb

The new year came roaring into the North Texas housing market, shattering records both old and new. Even the decade-old record for number of homes sold in the month was surpassed by nearly eight percent, according to the new market report released by the MetroTex Association of REALTORS. “Traditionally January is our slowest month of… Keep Reading »